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Wood-based Composites and Panel Products

COURSE NO: T03-004
COURSE PROVIDER: John Galinski, P.E.
Wood-based Composites and Panel Products
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course is intended to provide an understanding of the different types of wood-based composites and panel products and the different processing considerations for these products.


Wood properties vary greatly among species, between trees of the same species, and between pieces from the same tree.  Because of this variation, solid wood cannot match reconstituted wood in the range of properties that can be controlled in processing.


This 3 PDH online course is applicable to structural engineers, design and construction professionals, and other technical personnel who are interested in gaining a better understanding of wood-based composites and product panels.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding adhesive considerations
  • Understanding plywood processing and manufacturing considerations
  • Learning about particle and fiber composites
  • Learning about wood-nonwood composites
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review Chapter 10, Wood-based Composites and Panel Products of the General Technical Report FPL-GTR-113, "Wood Handbook - Wood as an Engineering Material" published by the Forest Products Laboratory, USDA Forest Service (issued March 1999).

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Wood-based Composites and Product Panels (3.4 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 3 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this USDA Publication.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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