Canadian Heat Treatment Wood Products Certification Program (HT program)

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The Canadian Heat Treated Wood Products Certification Program (HT Program) is an official certification system for the export of wood products to countries requiring heat treatment prior to entry, including member countries of the European Union, Mexico and the Republic of Korea. The HT program is also the basis of the manufacture of certified wood packaging in accordance with ISPM 15 Regulation of wood packaging material in international trade.

Policies and manuals

National plant protection organizations seeking information on certified facilities may contact us by email at to obtain the most recent information.

Alternative service delivery organizations

We use alternative service delivery in the supervision of the HT program. Facilities wishing to participate on the HT program should contact one of the organizations listed below for further information.

  • Canadian Lumber Standards Accreditation Board (CLSAB)
    102 Deakin Street
    Ottawa, Ontario, K2E 8B7
    Telephone: 613-482-2480

    Agencies accredited by the CLSAB

  • Third party auditors
  • Recognized heat treatment evaluators
    • A.R. Services
      104-155 Main Street East, Suite 215
      Grimsby, ON L3M 4G5
      Contact person: Jeff Stakehouse
      Telephone: 905-309-5990
    • F.P. Innovations
      • F.P. Innovations - Quebec Office
        319 Rue Franquet
        Quebec, QC G1P 4R4
        Contact person: Marc Savard
        Telephone: 418-781-6807
      • F.P. Innovations - Vancouver Office
        2665 East Mall
        Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
        Contact person: Luiz Oliveira
        Telephone: 604-222-5608
    • Intertek Testing Services
      1500 Brigantine Drive
      Coquitlam, BC V3K 7C1
      Contact person: Lawrence Gibson, General Manager
      Telephone: 604-520-3321
    • Michael Albright, P.Eng.
      University of New Brunswick
      Department of Chemistry
      30 Dineen Drive
      Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3
      Office: 506-453-3549
      Cell: 506-447-0349

Heat treatment certificates

Contact your HT Program service provider for further information or to obtain copies of the following Heat Treatment Certificates.

  • Heat Treatment Certificate Using Kiln Facility for the EU
  • Heat Treatment Certificate for Countries other than the EU
  • Domestic Heat Treatment Certificate
  • Heat Treatment-Kiln Dried Certificate for Mexico
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