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  • Instructor Certification Course
    May 18, 2016 - May 19, 2016
    8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Up to 18 participants. Taught by John Kerrick. $625 

This two-day certification course teaches how to teach.  It is not a stone working course.  The mornings are spent in a lecture/discussion format.  In the afternoons, participants will take turns doing mock mini teaching sessions.  This course is tremendously informative and fun.  It is a must have for anyone planning to teach dry stone walling (or another topic for that matter).

To quality to take this instructors course:  You Must be a DSWA-GB Level 2 Certified waller, and a current member of the DSWA at the time of the test.  No Exceptions this is a DSWA-GB Policy!

Even if you don’t have immediate plans to teach, there is great value in leaning the communication skills taught, and it is another important credential to have as a professional waller.

John Kerrick is a professional educator, who also taught this course for us last year, and is an excellent teacher.

There is nothing better than spending 2 days with fellow wallers!

By attending the course, you will become a DSWA certified instructor (there is no test to pass, you just have to attend).

The registration deadline is April 1st. The Stone Trust is the only place outside of the Great Britain to offer this course, and we do not offer it every year. Don’t miss this important opportunity!

You must be a DSWA Level 2 Certified Wall and Current Member of the DSWA – GB to take this course

Once you take this course you will be eligible to teach dry stone walling at The Stone Trust.  The Stone Trust is actively looking to increase the number of instructors available to teach workshops.  After taking this course you will be considered a Junior Instructor.  With teaching experience and evaluation you will become a Professional Instructor.  Find out more about teaching at The Stone Trust here.

Note if you are testing for your Level 2 test in May, this course is on the following two days.   By registering for the level 2 test, you may then register for this course.  However if you do not pass you will NOT be able to take this course, and we will refund you 80% of the course fee.

*Please note we are using a new online registrations system starting 11/24/15.  If you encounter errors or problems while registering please email Brian Post or call (802) 490-9607, so we can correct the problem, and improve our registration process.


Venue Phone: (802) 952-8600

Venue Website:

707 Kipling Rd, Dummerston, Vermont, 05301, United States


Located on Scott Farm, The Stone Trust Center is home to North America’s only indoor dry stone walling training and certification facility.  Outside is the Master Feature Park with all the features that can be used in the Advanced and Master Craftsman tests.  There is also a mini walling park where visitors can practice stacking small stones at table height.

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The Landmark Trust USA has 3 restored historic homes available as places to stay. The Sugarhouse sleeps 2, the Kipling Carriage House sleeps 4, and the Dutton Farm House sleeps 8 people. All of these places to stay are with in a mile and a half of the The Stone Trust Center.  If coming with a group please check for availability.