Log Scalers are responsible for calculating the net volume of harvested logs. Primarily working in log yards, scalers use industry tools and calculations in their practice. Students will learn species identification, proper techniques for calculating log volumes, and rules /calculations applied to determine types of defects. When combined, these three highly skilled techniques determine net volume. Prior Timber industry experience is not required; however, a working knowledge of basic math and fractions application is required. This online self?study course will prepare students to take the Idaho Log Scalers License Exam, which is administered by the Idaho Board of Scaling Practices. Log Scalers are required by Idaho State law to be licensed.
This course will allow you to combine this online self-study preparation
with Onsite Field Training
. Your employer should provide a Licensed Log Scaling professional for Field Training, Exam Preparation and Technical Hands on Skills Training. Employer should provide sufficient field training hours (150+ hours recommended) and preparation time prior to exam date. Please contact your employer for scheduling.
Idaho State Licensing Exam to be performed by the Idaho Board of Scaling Practices. Exam fees not included in this training.
Please visit the Idaho Board of Scaling Practices Website for more information on testing dates, fees and live field training workshops: http://www.ibsp.idaho.gov