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  • Test Preparation Workshop (Fall)
    September 8, 2017
    8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Workshop Level: 1 & 2. Up to 16 participants with certified instructors Seth Harris and TJ Mora. This workshop is intended for those wallers who are testing for Level 1 or 2 certification, however it is open to all. $273

Friday Sept. 8, 2017

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 than a day of tips from the pros!

This workshop differs from typical indoor workshops, because each participant will be building substantially more wall. There will be less general instruction time, and more time focused on specific information that will help you pass certification tests. 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 on the registration page.

Gain valuable information to help you gain certification!

This workshop will follow the typical one-day format. It is suited to beginners and those with previous experience. The cost is $273. The workshop will run 8:30

am-4:30pm with 1/2 hour lunch break. This workshop is open to everyone, but the intended audience is wallers who are intending to take a certification test.

Licensed Landscape Architects can receive 7.5 LA CES credits for participating in this workshop.

Click here for more information about level 1 workshops.

Click here for more information about level 2 workshops.

*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.

Time lapse video of a typical
One Day Indoor Workshop
at The Stone Trust:

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:

SETH HARRIS Holds DSWA-GB Intermediate (Level II) and Instructor Certification. He has been a test site coordinator at The Stone Trust on several occasions and is well versed in what it takes to pass a test. He is the owner of Foxchair Mountain Craftsmen in Springfield VT.He is the proprietor of Foxchair Mountain Craftsmen in Springfield VT. Seth specializes in many types of historic crafts including stonework, fine woodworking, and blacksmithing. He is a skilled waller and instructor, with a love of good tools and their use.

TJ MORA is the proprietor of Mora Stone in South Londonderry VT. With over 10 years of experiance, including with public works jobs, TJ is a skilled instructor with a wealth of knowledge. TJ holds Intermediate Certification (Level II) from the DSWA-GB, and is also a certified instructor.

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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.

Click for Directions and Transportation information.

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.