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.
Certification in Canada
Dry Stone Canada does not have any plans to offer certification exams in 2018. However, Dean McLellan (Master Craftsman, examiner), is offering testing for Level 1 and Level 2 certification exams (UK scheme) in conjunction with events he is hosting with Upper Canada Stone and which Dry Stone Canada has sponsored.
Current dates are as follows:
- Sat/Sun May 26-27, Holstein, Ontario
- Fri/Sat June 22-23, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
- Fri/Sat Aug 17-18, Madoc, Ontario
For more information on dates and locations please visit the following:
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.