AWPA Standards

As the principal consensus-based standards writing organization which serves the needs of users, producers, and those generally interested in wood protection in the United States, AWPA also has significant influence internationally. AWPA Standards are written to safely and effectively extend the service life of natural products which come from our most valuable renewable resource - our forests. The Standards are recognized and used by customers worldwide, who purchase and use treated wood for applications in the building products, electrical, marine, railroad transportation, and road construction industries.

Click here to download the Table of Contents from the current AWPA Book of Standards


How to propose revisions to AWPA Standards

Any person may submit a proposal to create, revise, reaffirm, or withdraw an AWPA Standard.  Such proposals must be submitted in accordance with AWPA's Technical Committee Regulations and at least 75 days prior to the commencement of the Fall Technical Committee Meetings.

Click here to download a standardization proposal form (Microsoft Word Format)


How to obtain AWPA Standards

The complete AWPA Book of Standards may be purchased directly from AWPA as a printed book or as a searchable electronic format on a secured USB memory stick.

Click here to purchase the Book of Standards on the AWPA web store

Click here to download a printable order form for the Book of Standards

If you need only a few AWPA Standards, we offer our standards on an a-la-carte basis through our  standards partner, TechStreet.  Click here to purchase and download individual AWPA Standards from TechStreet.  (Note that this link takes you to an external website not owned or operated by AWPA)