2.90 Level 1 Certification Test – Vermont




September 22, 2023


9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Certification Test Overview:

Our 2.90 Level 1 Certification is the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain (DSWA-GB) Level 1 Certification. In the past, candidates who passed this test earned an Initial Waller Certification. This is the first of four levels of certification offered by the DSWA-GB. DSWA-GB certification is the oldest and best administered certification for dry stone wallers. It is recognized throughout the world.
As a Level 1 test candidate, you will dismantle and rebuild 2.5 square meters (27 square feet) of free standing wall, within a seven hour period. 27 square feet equates to a wall 4 feet 6 inches tall and 6 feet long. While the square footage is measured on one face, during the test you rebuild both wall faces. At least one DSWA-GB Assessor will observe and evaluate your performance, which must meet minimum Level I requirements in order for you to pass.
Throughout the Level 1 test you are expected to demonstrate the correct, basic structural techniques of dry stone walling. In order to achieve Level 1 Waller Certification, you must obtain the minimum 50% mark in each section and an overall mark of at least 50 out of 100. This is a pass or fail test. If you do not complete the test wall within the 7 hours, you do not pass.
Learn more about this Level 1 Certification Test here.

Important to know

In order to take the test, you must send a completed DSWA-GB Test Application to workshops@thestonetrus.org prior to the last day of registration. The application link is found in your test registration confirmation as well as on the certification test information page for Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, and Level 4.

Training Site

The Stone Trust Center VT
The Stone Trust Center VT
Scott Farm, Dummerston, Vermont



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