ExpiredTest Preparation Workshop (1 Day) – Saturday, May 5 or Sunday, May 6, 2018

Dry Stone Wall Certification Test Prep Workshop in Action at The Stone Trust
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  • Test Preparation Workshop (5/5/18)
    May 5, 2018
    7:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Test Preparation Workshop (5/6/18)
    May 6, 2018
    7:30 am - 3:30 pm

With certified instructor & examiner Brian Post.

Up to 8 participants.

This workshop is intended for those wallers who are testing for Level 1 or 2 certification.

Choose Saturday, May 5 or Sunday, May 6, 2018.  It is the same workshop, preparing you for a level 1 or 2 test, both days choose which ever works best for your schedule

Prepare for your certification test! This workshop is perfect those planning to test on Monday. Learn tips and techniques to help you pass your test, all while practicing on some of the stone walls used for the tests. A must-take workshop for those planning to go for the difficult Level 2 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 $48 more than a pre-test, 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. If you are signing up for Level 2, the assumption is that you have taken one or more prior workshops or have worked with a DSWA certified waller. Do not sign up for level 2 if you do not have such experience. Be sure to select the correct ticket for the day and level you want. Note this workshop starts and ends at an earlier time than others.

Gain valuable information and practice to help you gain certification!

The workshop will run 7:30am to 3:30pm, with 1/2 hour lunch break at 11:30. This workshop is open to everyone, but the intended audience is wallers who are taking a certification test on May 7th 2018. Licensed Landscape Architects can receive 7.5 LA CES credits for participating in this workshop.

If needed, detailed directions for registering online are here.

*Please note 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.
Seth Harris instructing the 2016 Test Prep workshop

Landscape Architects receive 7.5 credit hours for taking this workshop through the LA CES system.

Photos from the 2016 Spring Test Prep Workshop: Seth Harris and Mark Jurus Instructing

About The Instructors:

Brian Post

BRIAN POST, a Certified DSWA-GB Master Craftsman and Licensed Landscape Architect, started building walls at age 10…


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.