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
- D-13-01: Canadian Heat Treated Wood Products Certification Program (HT program)
- D-13-02: Requirements of the Evaluation and Recognition of Third Party Auditors
- PI-07 – Technical Heat Treatment Guidelines and Operating Conditions Manual
National plant protection organizations seeking information on certified facilities may contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain the most recent information.
Alternative service delivery organizations
We use alternative service delivery (ASD) organizations in the supervision of the HT program. Facilities wishing to participate on the HT program should contact one of the ASD organizations listed below for further information.
Note: The ASD organizations listed below host the official lists of facilities registered on the HT program on their website.
Canadian Lumber Standards Accreditation Board (CLSAB)
102 Deakin Street
Ottawa, ON, K2E 8B7
Agencies accredited by the CLSAB
Third party auditors
Quebec Wood Export Bureau
979 avenue de Bourgogne, bureau 540
Québec, QC G1W 2L4
Canadian Wood Pallet and Container Organization
PO Box 280
Carleton Place, ON K7C 3P4
Telephone: 613-521-6468 or
toll free: 877-224-3555
Fax: 613-521-1835 or
toll free 866-375-1835
Recognized heat treatment evaluators
104-155 Main Street East, Suite 215
Grimsby, ON L3M 4G5
Contact person: Jeff Stakehouse
F.P. Innovations – Quebec Office
319 Rue Franquet
Quebec, QC G1P 4R4
Contact person: Vincent Lavoie
F.P. Innovations – Vancouver Office
2665 East Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
Contact person: Ciprian Lazarescu
Intertek Testing Services
1500 Brigantine Drive
Coquitlam, BC V3K 7C1
Contact person: Lawrence Gibson
Michael Albright, P.Eng.
7 Pineo Drive
Burtts Corner, NB E6L 2B9
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 for use in Canada Only
- Heat Treatment Certificate Using Kiln Facility for the EU
- Heat Treatment Certificate for Countries other than the EU
- Heat Treatment-Kiln Dried Certificate for Exports to Mexico
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