We have 3 former Community College Carpentry Instructors (and current working carpenters…) that have put together a comprehensive refresher program to help working Carpenters and Apprentices gain the skills they need to challenge the I.T.A. Exam and get their Red Seal Certification.

Integrated Carpentry Tutorials Intro

We cover the 7 Modules required by the CCDA Inter Provincial Red Seal Exam:

 

  1. Common Occupational Skills
  2. Planning and Layout
  3. Concrete
  4. Framing
  5. Exterior Finish
  6. Interior Finish
  7. Renovations

The course costs $1,200.00 and consists of a minimum of 8 hours of instruction per module. * Any student who feels they need extra or remedial instruction can work one-on-one with me during the week. And, any student who has paid and attended a module can come back and re-sit that module as an added refresher, should some time elapse before they write the exam!

There are 4 options available: Weekend courses,
3 Day Courses, Weekday Courses and Camp Courses.

Weekend Course:
3 Consecutive Weekends:
Saturday: 8- 4:30 PM,
Sunday 8-4:30 PM
 
Three Day Course:
Friday: 8- 4:30 PM,
Saturday: 8- 4:30 PM,
Sunday 8-4:30 PM
 
Weekday Course: Monday~Saturday: 8:00~4:30
 
Camp Course: via ZOOM / FaceTime
 

All resource & reference material will be provided. Candidates will be required to provide their own rafter framing square, (with the Rafter Tables stamped into the blade), a tape measure, and a non-programmable/non-trade specific calculator like the Sharp EL 520 WBB or the Sharp EL 520 X.

We also strongly recommend that where possible, you take the course with a friend.  Not only with this help you to stay motivated to challenge the exam, there is a real bonus studying material with a partner.  The peer-mentoring aspect that invariably happens when you study with a friend leads to a quicker grasp of the material for both candidates.

This course is not a “magic bullet”. Due to recent changes to the content and complexity of the exam by the ITA; it is now a University Level exam. You will need to be focused, committed and motivated to move through the course and successfully challenge the exam. If you can do that, we can do the rest!

Testimonial: Pat Toronchuk, Toronto, ON (ZOOM)

I struggled with the test on my first try so I reached out to Richard for help. I jumped into a couple of group lessons he had going on and quickly got caught up. He is knowledgable and able to teach what he knows effectively. After a couple of ZOOM sessions with...

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Testimonials

Testimonial: Tanner Holtman (ZOOM)

I recently took Richard’s Red Seal Prep course online and I’m very thankful I did. I had the site experience but knew that I would fall short if I walked into the Exam blind. He was able to go through what would be covered on the Exam, simplify it, then work through multiple variations of how it may show up.

Not only that, I became a master at maneuvering through the Code book.

By the time I took the Exam I was confident and could spot a Code question easily and knew where to look for the answer. I scored an 84% on the exam and know that I couldn’t have done it without him.

Doing it online, my hesitation was about whether he could work with a class and over video. To be honest, I forgot there were even people in the room and it almost felt like it was 1-on-1. There was no lack of connection at all and I would highly recommend taking it online, if location is an issue.

A HUGE thank you to Richard, and I can’t recommend him enough. He’s smart, to-the-point to get you to pass, and even funny as hell.

Tanner Holtman, Victoria, BC

Testimonial: Benjamin (Jayme) Hoxie (ZOOM)

At 33 years old, I felt the passion to be more than a skilled labourer. I believed in the ‘TRADES’ and their potential for higher Income levels. My biggest ‘PROBLEM’ became – No Red Seal Certification. Noticing my income level was significantly less because of it, something had to be done. Red Seal Co-workers were earning approx. $12/hr more money, my employer was pleased ‘to pay less for more”, and I knew the onus (one’s duty or responsibility) was on me. Therefore, after receiving my approved ITA challenge application (including: Trade-Related Work Experience: 9,540 hours) I contacted Mr. Richard Dickenson.

If you are reading this Testimonial I implore you to take action! You either have your Red Seal, or you don’t. Acknowledge and accept accountability for your life. You must do what it takes to pass this exam.

Therefore, if you understand your role in creating results; Integrated Carpentry Tutorials live-stream on-line delivery method (ZOOM) is an amazing choice. For my course fee investment(s) I received 58 hours of class instruction and an additional 9 hours of harmonized tutoring (directed towards my learning style) - with Richards support I successfully passed the Red Seal exam. Returning to work on

Monday, October 28th 2019 I now earn $480 a week more money for the same amount of hours.

I am so pleased with this program, I could not have made a better choice! The dedication, patience, and persistence provided by Richard Dickenson is unmatched. This man changed my life. This man changed my bank account. There shall be no more opportunity cost by me not having my Red Seal Certification. Thank you Richard!

Friends for Life.

Benjamin (Jayme) Hoxie Niagara Falls, Ontario (ZOOM)

Testimonial: Ryan and Jessica Haskell Victoria, BC (ZOOM)

Hi Richard,

2463-A Rosewall Crescent,
Courtenay, BC V9N 8R9

We would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for assisting Ryan in receiving his Red Seal. As you know Ryan had been out of school for many years and needed a brush up on exam material. He registered for your course in the spring with hopes of passing his exam this past summer.

Things didn’t quite work out the first go-round and Ryan wasn’t sure if he even wanted to try again. I think there are many trades people that struggle with tests and give up because this disappointment is very hard to handle. Through long afternoon phone calls, ZOOM sessions, in-person study sessions and many, many encouraging conversations, Ryan obtained his Red Seal.

The ZOOM sessions are amazing and personal even if there are 4-5 people on them. The in-person sessions are fun and interactive and you break everything down for many different learning types. We would highly recommend this course and the mentorship that you provide to anyone looking to complete their Red Seal.
Thank you so much for everything you have done for our family.

Ryan and Jessica Haskell Victoria, BC

Testimonial: Zackery Castellarin (ZOOM)

Richard’s course has helped me accomplish a dream and goal I had for myself for a very long time. He’s a master carpenter and a very respected teacher who is passionate about the trade and helping people with their careers in the trade. His webinars make the class so much easier to get to if you live far distances and still gives you the full in-the-classroom experience which I personally found very accommodating and useful.

Out of my entire apprenticeship I haven’t been as comfortable with the Math as I am now after taking Richard’s course; it’s simplified in such a way that it was so much easier for me to pick up and remember. If you are asking yourself is this course really worth it, let me tell you yes it really is, as it’s helped me Pass my test and has taught me skills to be a better carpenter than I was before I took it.

Thanks again for all your help buddy you have no idea how much I appreciate it.

Zackery Castellarin
Port Alberni, BC (ZOOM)

Testimonial: Shayd Margan (#50) Vancouver, BC (ZOOM)

After moving from New Zealand to Vancouver 3 years ago, I fell short
on points when I applied for my Permanent Residency. I found that if I
sat my Red Seal Exam (and Passed) my points would put me 4
Levels above where I was and make me more eligible.
I sat the Exam and failed. I was given Richard’s number by two
different friends and rang him straight away. I benefitted from both
going to the Island (where Richard hosted me) and from using his
Live Stream Online ZOOM platform. His knowledge of carpentry, the
construction industry and the Building Code here in Canada is
amazing.

Rich continued to be on-hand answering the phone anytime of the
day for the following weeks leading up to my Exam. You can really
tell that he takes great pride in helping other tradesmen better our
carpentry journey.

I would highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to challenge
the IP Exam for furthering your career and helping open up many
more doors in our industry.

Cheers again Rich~!!

Shayd Margan (#50)
Vancouver, BC

Testimonial: Mike Marinus, BC (ZOOM)

Richard was an awesome instructor. His years of experience in the trade and teaching definitely show. He was very knowledgeable and helpful in focusing my studies.

I found taking the course through ZOOM to be convenient, as I was able to study and participate from the comfort of my home. What else can I say, I passed the exam and finished my Apprenticeship and am now a Red Seal Journeyman Carpenter.

Thx again for all your help.

Mike Marinus, Victoria, BC

Testimonial: Pat Toronchuk, Toronto, ON (ZOOM)

I struggled with the test on my first try so I reached out to Richard for help. I jumped into a couple of group lessons he had going on and quickly got caught up. He is knowledgable and able to teach what he knows effectively. After a couple of ZOOM sessions with Richard, I passed the exam the second time with ease. I will be directing all other apprentices to him in the future!

Pat Toronchuk, Toronto, ON.

Testimonial: Rochelle Relyea, BC (ZOOM)

Richard is my “CODE Yoda”. He made the Construction Math simple and easy to understand. If you’re looking for an Instructor who will take you to the Red Seal finish line, Richard is the Real Deal. Attending via ZOOM was a breeze.

Thanks again, Richard.

Rochelle Relyea, Victoria, BC

Testimonial: Pascal LeSage, Manitoba (ZOOM)

“Richard puts on a great class to prep anyone for the IP Exam. I was planning on going there in person to take the class because I didnt think the ZOOM class would be personal enough but I was wrong. The ZOOM classes were a great way to learn from the comfort of of my own home. I had a clear view of the board Richard was writing on and discussions were easy to follow. I encourage anyone to go this route.”

~Pascal LeSage, Manitoba

TESTIMONIAL: Travis Harrison (ZOOM)

I took Richard Dickenson’s Carpenter Red Seal Refresher course in May 2019, this course was a difference maker-!! He made the course available on ZOOM, which was PERFECT for the people from out of town…saving both time and money in travel. Using ZOOM did not take away from a “classroom environment”.

Richards knowledge of the type of questions on the test, the wording of questions and the navigation of the Building Code book is unparalleled to any “school” training one may receive.
I would say this course is a MUST for anybody preparing to write their Red Seal Exam.

Thanks Richard-!

Travis Harrison
Vancouver, BC