Dry Stone Canada recognizes both the Dry Stone Walling Association of the United Kingdom (DSWAUK), and the Dry Stone Conservancy (DSC) of Kentucky USA , certification programs. Information on their training and certification programs is available via the links below. The Stone Trust of Vermont USA also offers DSWAUK certification.
Information about DSWA GB Certification Scheme
The DSWA GB Craftsman Certification Scheme is the leading internationally recognized certification standard for dry stone walling. The DSWA certification levels are:
- Level 1/Initial
- Level 2/Intermediate
- Level 3/Advanced
- Master Craftsman
All descriptions of the testing process and marking sheets are available from the DSWA GB Certification Scheme Leaflet
And for further info on the scheme itself, please read this very comprehensive write up on the DSWA craftsman certification scheme by Andrew Loudon.