American Wood Protection Association

The American Wood Protection Association (AWPA) is a non-profit organization which promulgates voluntary wood preservation standards. AWPA Standards are developed by its technical committees in an ANSI accredited consensus-based process that involves individuals from all facets of wood preservation: Producers of preservatives and preservative components; producers of treated and untreated wood products; end users of treated wood; engineers, architects and building code officials; government entities, academia, and other groups with a general interest in wood preservation. AWPA's Standards are universally specified for wood preservation in the USA, and are recognized worldwide.

AWPA's Mission:

AWPA seeks to improve the performance and longevity of sustainable wood products by developing competent, reliable, international standards through an open, consensus-based process, and to serve society as a resource for knowledge on all aspects of wood protection.

AWPA’s Vision:

AWPA envisions a world that understands the value of the sustainable use of wood products and embraces consensus standards as a means to ensuring the responsible use of the most treasured natural renewable resource: Our forests.



119th Annual Meeting:  April 3-5, 2023

Register now for AWPA's 119th Annual Meeting in scenic Tucson, Arizona, April 3-5, 2023.  The event will be held in-person at the Loews Ventana Canyon Hotel, nestled in the foothills of Arizona's Santa Catalina Mountains.  Visit the 119th Annual Meeting web page for the current schedule of events, registration information, hotel reservation instructions, and other important information.  There's so much to see and do in this unique part of the United States - We look forward to seeing you in Tucson!

AWPA Membership Renewal

It's time to renew your AWPA membership!  Be sure to renew by January 15 to qualify for a $50 discount. AWPA members must first log into the AWPA Member Portal to renew online.  Once logged in, look for the "bell" icon with a red circle - hover over the icon and click "Renew Membership to start the renewal process.  If you are not currently an AWPA member, please consider applying for membership.



Organizational Sponsorship Enrollment

The 2023 Organizational Sponsorship enrollment period is open.  Click here to learn more about sponsoring AWPA.  An organizational sponsor may be any organization that supports the AWPA consensus standards development process through the participation of one or more employees or associates as AWPA Members. They understand the value of AWPA to the industry and to users of treated wood products, and choose to support AWPA by providing additional funding to the Association as an organizational sponsor.

2022 AWPA Book of Standards

Did you know that most of the funding for AWPA’s standards development process comes from the sale of the AWPA Book of Standards? Every treating plant, laboratory, specifier, and inspector should have a current edition on-hand, so please be sure to purchase updated copies each year to help AWPA cover the cost of standards development. If you don’t have the 2022 edition, your standards are already outdated!  The 2022 AWPA Book of Standards is available in two versions:

A 686-page printed book which may be purchased online at the AWPA Store, or by mail or fax.  Click here to download a printable order form.

A searchable online version which requires a subscription for access.  Single-user and multi-user subscriptions are available for purchase through the AWPA subscription portal.  After purchase, standards may be accessed online through the AWPA Standards Library.



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