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2.80 Level 1 Test Preparation Workshop

2.80 Level 1 Test Preparation Workshop Overview:

Prepare for your certification test! This workshop is perfect those planning to test. Learn tips and techniques to help you pass your test. There is nothing better to prepare! This workshop differs from typical workshops, including previous test-prep workshops. Each participant will be building substantially more wall, approximately the amount required for the test.  There will be 1 hour of instruction at the beginning of the workshop.  1/2 hour of instruction mid day, and 1 hour of evaluation at the end of the workshop.  At just $60 more than a pre-test (which has no instruction), it is a bargain! The rest of the time participants will be building on their own.  Taking this workshop will not guarantee you will pass you test, but our history shows that people who take a test prep workshop do have a dramatically better chance of passing. Pre-testing is also very important for improving your chances of gaining certifications.

Building at the speed required is one of the hardest things to achieve for wallers preparing to test.  This workshop gives participants the opportunity to do just that.  Each participants wall will then be reviewed so that they know what areas they need to focus on to improve their scores for the test.

This workshop is taught co-currently with 3.80 Test Prep for Level II

 

This course is taught at:

Details:

More details coming soon!

Critical Information:

  • The workshop will run 9:00am-5:00pm with 1/2 hour lunch break.
  • Participants should wear boots and work clothes (have plenty of layers for cool weather)
  • What to bring:  gloves, safety glasses, water, and lunch.  (There is no where close enough to buy lunch with in the lunch break)
  • Participants need to bring their own tools

Detailed info will be emailed to you once you register including what to bring and directions.

Workshop quick guide:

  • Specifically for people preparing to test for DSWA-GB Level I (Initial) Certification
  • 1-day: 9am-5pm
  • Tips and tricks to pass
  • Learn where you stand
  • Offered twice per year
  • Typical Cost $210

Photos from 2.80 Level 1 Test Preparation Workshop

Upcoming 2.80 Level 1 Test Preparation Workshops:

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All Upcoming Fundamental (2.00) Level Courses


  • 2.40 Cheek End Workshop (Outdoor) - Sept. 19 & 20, 2020 (Dummerston, VT)
    September 19, 2020 - September 20, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Whenever your building a wall, sooner or later it must come to an end. A cheek end is the typical way to end a wall. It is also called a wall end, wall head, or square end. Cheek ends are a particular challenge to build well and structurally are the most vulnerable part of a wall, so it is important to get it right.


  • 2.40 Cheek End Workshop (2-Day, Outdoor) - Oct. 3 & 4, 2020 (Minneapolis, MN)
    October 3, 2020 - October 4, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 2-day workshop attendance

Whenever your building a wall, sooner or later it must come to an end. A cheek end is the typical way to end a wall. It is also called a wall end, wall head, or square end. Cheek ends are a particular challenge to build well and structurally are the most vulnerable part of a wall, so it is important to get it right.


  • 2.13 Contractors Intro - Oct 16, 2020
    October 16, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This workshop is perfect for the landscape contractor interested in starting to build dry stone walls, or expand that line of work. In addition to the hands on building of a wall, there will be discussions of good work practices, pricing walls, proper foundations, etc.


  • 2.50 Intro to Stone Shaping (Oct 16, 2020)
    October 16, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 1-Day workshop

This workshop will spend the day learning about how to shape stones for use in dry stone walls. Participants will be introduced to a variety of stone types, and how to work with them. Both hand and power tools will be demonstrated and used. The stone shaping portion will focus on efficient practices, learning how to look at a stone and judge how to shape it, as well as proper use and care of tools. PREREQUISITE: Open to those who have taken at least one Level 1 workshop
(or are experienced wallers).


  • 2.20 Retaining wall workshop (10-17-2020)
    October 17, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 1-day workshop attendance

Participants will learn how to maximize strength for a retaining wall while following the basic rules. Foundations, drainage, perforated pipe, filter fabric, geo-textiles and more are all discussed or demonstrated. This workshop is intended to give you the information to make wise decisions on your own projects. It is well suited for both homeowners and contractors. PREREQUISITE:  any 1.00 level course, or 2.10, or 2.13


  • 2.20 Retaining wall workshop (10-18-2020)
    October 18, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 1-day workshop attendance

Participants will learn how to maximize strength for a retaining wall while following the basic rules. Foundations, drainage, perforated pipe, filter fabric, geo-textiles and more are all discussed or demonstrated. This workshop is intended to give you the information to make wise decisions on your own projects. It is well suited for both homeowners and contractors. PREREQUISITE:  any 1.00 level course, or 2.10, or 2.13


  • 2.60 Contractors Intensive (5-day) 12-7-11-2020 Stoneyard
    December 7, 2020 - December 11, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 5-day workshop

This workshop includes 4 days of training and the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain (DSWA-GB) Level I (Initial) certification test on the final day. It is perfect for the landscape or masonry contractor interested in starting to build dry stone walls, or expand that line of work, and gain DSWA-GB Certification. Equivalent to a combination of courses 1.20, 2.8, and 2.9 plus much more!