Professional Development

The profits gained when employees are continually trained far exceed the costs of providing educational training. WBMA regularly develops and provides essential training and educational programs tailored to meet current needs and concerns of the membership throughout the year.

Educational Programs

WBMA offers you industry specific educational programs

* Estimating & Blueprint Reading
* Introduction to Building Material Sales
* On-Site Forklift Training and Certification
* Safety and Regulatory Compliance
* Sales Training
* Webinars
* Yard Foreman

Online Training

Online Learning Management System Is Ready for You!  

Foundation is an online learning platform designed specifically for the building materials industry.  


Foundation will be your one-stop shop for employee training and onboarding resources.
Courses available include:

*  Introduction to Building Material Sales

*  Basic Estimating

*  Forklift Operator Training

*  Customer Service

*  HR / Workplace Development 


Follow this link to the Foundation Website Foundation LMS and register for a course today!

APA – The Engineered Wood Association click here

APA’s Back-to-Basics training series is a comprehensive training series.  It includes six “back to basics” modules that cover key topics related to I-joints, Rim Board, laminated veneer lumber, and glulam.

Western Red Cedar Lumber Association click here

Online training for professionals throughout the building materials supply chain including architects, manufacturers, distributors, retailers, builders and installers.

Increase your knowledge of Western Red Cedar while providing your clients with the best advice on incorporating WRC intro their projects.

The WRCLA website has an extensive photo gallery and includes many design and specification guides.

Western Wood Preservers Institute click here

Get schooled on preserved wood and fire retardant wood with the new online eUniversity developed by WWPI and online education service AEC Daily.

The WWPI website is the best resource for Western preserved wood products.   The library offers an extensive collection of downloadable publications, technical sheets and design tools to properly select, specify and use Western preserved wood on almost any project.

The Treated Wood Guide app is available for free on your smartphone or tablet.

Western Wood Products Association  click here

WWPA’s Lumber Resource Library is an extensive collection of product use manuals for western species of lumber, grading rules, tech notes, design load tables and span charts.