BOARD OF SCALING
3284 W. Industrial
Coeur d'Alene, ID
Overview Scaler License
LOG SCALER LICENSING
This page provides general information
on the Idaho licensing process
for registration as a professional
When the scaled quantities derived from log scaling are used for
commercial purposes, every person practicing or offering to practice log
scaling within the state of Idaho must first be licensed.
The licensing process requires completing an application and passing an examination.
Successful applicants are issued either a standard (or specialty) log
scaler license. Examinations for a standard log scaler license are generally held in the spring and in the fall.
A temporary permit to scale for commercial purposes may be issued to
qualified individuals with previous scaling experience. An
Apprenticeship Certificate may be issued to individuals for learning
scaling techniques, under the direct supervision of a licensed scaler.
LOG SCALER LICENSE
APPLICATION FORM Download this "PDF" file. This is a
two-sided form, please fill out completely and mail
it to the office of the Idaho Board of Scaling Practices. The
application form must be notarized, and the applicant must furnish
three signed references.
(Note: To open this "PDF" document you need to have
CURRENT SCALER ROSTER
This links to a page
containing a list of currently licensed log scalers.
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LOG SCALING LEGAL INFORMATION
Information about Idaho LOG SCALING
LAW and ADMINISTRATIVE RULES
can be found on this page.
STANDARD LOG SCALER LICENSE
Information: A Standard License is issued to individuals who
demonstrate competency in scaling principles and techniques.
Licenses are valid for a two-year period and must be renewed to remain
Procedure to Obtain a Standard Scaler License:
required twenty-five dollar ($25) fee.
pass both a written and practical examination as described within
administrative rules of the Idaho Board of Scaling Practices.
Regulations Pertaining to a Standard Scaler License: The
holder of a standard license is qualified to scale all species of logs
and all product classifications.
SPECIALTY LOG SCALER LICENSE
General Information: A
Specialty License is issued to handle situations where the applicant
would not be required to possess the exacting skills needed to scale
Procedure to Obtain a Specialty License:
Submit the application
Remit the required
twenty-five dollar ($25) fee.
Submit a letter from the
employer describing scaling that would justify the issuance of a
Successfully complete the
examination as may be devised by the Board.
03. Regulations Pertaining to a Specialty License: Specialty
license holders are only allowed to scale the product classifications
specified on the license.
Information: A Temporary Permit is issued for a period of
time, not to exceed three (3) months, to individuals with
previous scaling experience who need to scale for commercial purposes
within the state of Idaho. It is issued when there are no
available scalers in the area and the surrounding circumstances warrant
Obtain a Temporary Permit:
required twenty-five dollar ($25) fee.
letter from the employer requesting the temporary permit and
identifying where the
permittee would be scaling.
pass the written portion of the scalerís examination, and
demonstrate practical scaling
abilities in the form of an acceptable check scale.
Pertaining to Temporary Permit:
Permits expire the date of the next practical examination in
the area or three (3) months from
the date of issuance, whichever comes first.
The scale determined by the
holder of a temporary permit may be used as
a basis for payment.
Temporary Permits will not be issued to applicants or relicensees who
have failed the practical
examination two (2) or more times until thirty (30) days following the
individualís last exam failure.
General Information: An apprenticeship
certificate is issued at no charge to individuals with no previous
scaling experience who
wish to practice scaling techniques in view of becoming a licensed
scaler. Upon completing the apprenticeship, an individual would
take the licensed scaler examination.
Procedure to Obtain an
application, a candidate will be required to take the written
passing the written examination, an Apprenticeship Certificate will
Pertaining to Apprenticeship Certificate: The apprentice shall be
authorized to scale only under the direct supervision of a licensed
scaler. The scale determined by the apprentice will under no
circumstances be used as the sole basis for payment.
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