Testimonials

Testimonial: Pascal Lesage, Manitoba (SKYPE)

"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 Skype class would be personal enough but I was wrong. The Skype 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...

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Testimonial: Laurie Clark, Yukon (SKYPE)

"I was very impressed with Richard's course. It's obvious that he is committed and has a passion for helping Carpenters achieve their Red Seal and advance their career. I've taken a lot of courses lately, and I can honestly say this was the most enjoyable - Richard presents information in way that keeps you engaged, is relatable, and gives you the tools...

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Testimonial: Nick Karpen ~ Victoria

"I took Richard's Course to prepare for my 4th year of school as it had been several years since I had attended school and my theoretical knowledge was rusty. After taking the course I feel not only very confident about my chances in school and on the IP, but have also already put much of the knowledge into practical use tackling a Home Design project that...

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Testimonial: Adam Curley, Nanaimo, BC

"This course was a great experience. Not only do you get prepared for the exam, but you also meet a lot of great people along the way. Richard does a phenomenal job teaching key fundamental aspects of Carpentry to help you achieve your goal of getting your Red Seal and he does so in a great learning environment~!" - Adam Curley, Nanaimo.

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Testimonial: Daniel Martin Kamloops, BC

"I was trying to find a refresher course for carpentry so I could challenge the Interprovincial for five or six years. Finally I came across Integrated Carpentry Tutorials, and I gave Richard Dickenson a call and next thing I know, I am in a class with seven or eight other guys learning the goods on how to get through this exam. Richard taught us what we...

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Testimonial: Vance Gushulak

"An outstanding program, Richard uses his experience as both a seasoned foreman and carpenter as well as teaching instructor in a manner that helps translate the familiar job site practicality into the paperwork and exam work that the ITA requires. He masterfully evaluates the students personalities and learning styles and adapts to work with them while...

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Testimonial: Eric Blair

Testimonial: Eric Blair

Yao! Got my $2K Certification Grant today! Sent you the rest of yer money! Thanks so much for allowing me to take your course! I wouldn’t be a Red Seal without it! I’m currently using my Red Seal to change careers and do something different! But I wouldn’t be able to do that without your help!” ~Eric Blair, Rossland, BC

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Testimonial: Darren McKenna, Manchester, UK

Testimonial: Darren McKenna, Manchester, UK

My First INTERNATIONAL SUCCESS Story: "A big thank you to Richard Dickenson for getting me through the Red Seal Exam-! All of the course was done via Skype, as I live in the UK. If it wasn’t for this course I would have been lost. Richard was always on hand to answer any questions I had and I really enjoyed the course, as it was very informative. Richard...

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Testimonial: Jim Lagos

Hello Richard~ I thought I would give you an update as to what I am doing. I have a l Limited Company, and I will have been in business for 25 years in June. I am registered with the HPO and I have all my certifications for a Registered Homebuilder. Since getting certified through your course as a Red Seal Interprovincial Carpenter, I have signed up to the...

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Testimonial: Alex McClelland, Vancouver, BC

"Richard & the Integrated Carpentry Tutorials program takes a unique approach to teaching & structure, catering to the mindset of today's tradesperson. Before attending Richard's class, I had written the Interprovincial exam a few times & was missing the passing mark by 1 - 3%. After coupling the I.C.T. program with diligent studying, as per...

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Michael Moore, Vancouver, BC

Hi Richard-I want to thank you for the course, the best money I have spent in a long time. Looking back on how the exam went, I can see why you taught us to navigate the National Building Code the way you did. It made me very confident as the exam unfolded. It feels good to finally have my RED SEAL. I will continue to recommend your course to my...

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Bill Johnstone – UBC Local 2499 Secretary / Treasurer

Richard Dickenson delivers a great product. The course material is designed to provide the students with all the information they need to succeed at the exam. That being said, it's how he structures and delivers the material that is the key to the success of the course. While in no way dumbing down the course, he de-mythologizes it, lessing the...

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Colin Motiuk

Hey Richard~ Thanks for staying on top of things. Im so happy to finally have my Red Seal. In fact less than a week after receiving my marks I was promoted to General Foreman. Your class definitely reinforced my knowledge and honed my skills specifically for that test. I am truly grateful for the experience!!

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Pablo Fuenzalida

I recently took this course and I have to admit I wouldn't have passed if I didn't attend. Richard teaches you how to take the ip test on a university level which is what you need to know. They didn't tell me that in carpentry school. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone that is taking the interprovincial red seal carpentry test.
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Shea MacKenzie in Whitehorse

I cannot thank Richard Dickenson enough for his course and personal commitment to the success of his students. With his help I was able to move my career and my life to a new level and achieve a long time personal goal. Richard was extremely accommodating and knowledgeable. This course is an absolute must for any un ticketed carpenters looking to step up...

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Noah Overbye

To carpenters who want to better their career, I would like to highly recommend Mr. Dickenson as an excellent choice for anyone considering challenging their Interprovincial Red Seal Exam. Mr. Dickenson’s extensive carpentry knowledge, coupled with an ability to adapt to his student’s level by breaking down complex subjects into palatable bites, clearly...

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Atlin Tlingit Economic LP

“I really liked the very detailed step by step instructions given and the extra tips given by the Richard in the carpentry course. Richard was always willing to help students learn something even if it wasn't part of the course outline. His pleasant discourse enabled constant student interest throughout the course, allowing for greater student in-class...

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Dan Modine

After years of working as a non ticketed carpenter I decided to apply with the I.T.A to challenge the Red Seal exam. I contacted Integrated Carpentry Tutorials to help prepare me for the exam. Richard was very helpful, and was able to work with me through both of our busy schedules. After a few weeks of working with his material, studying his course...

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David Madden

Richard Dickenson of Integrated Carpentry Tutorials provided an excellent personalized learning package to suite my needs. With the experience of building custom timber frame homes for over ten years, I had lots of practical carpentry experience. Richards learning package and tutorial provided me with the knowledge to confidently challenge and pass the...

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Larry Kiesling

Dear Richard, Thank you so much for your help and expertise in jump starting our shop program here at Ghύch Tlậ Community School. Your service was invaluable to the students who participated. The safety training was well paced and the picnic tables that the students put together was an excellent choice for their project. I really appreciated the time and...

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Matt Myres

Richard Dickenson’s course does a great job of preparing carpenters to challenge the Red Seal. I had worked as a carpenter for 20 years, but had never gone to school for it, and the course focused on the specific knowledge that I would need to pass the exam. The information was comprehensive and concise, and Richard presented it with humour and...

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Al Faulds

Dear Richard. You changed my life. Al Faulds Whitehorse, YT tyeefaulds@gmail.com

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Iain MacKenzie

Dear Richard, Thanks again for all your hard work and imparting so many life lessons! I couldn’t have done this without you. You really have something truly great going on. Call me when you get back to Whitehorse! Iain MacKenzie Whitehorse, YT tagishmack@yahoo.com

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Robert M. Scarfe

The down-to-earth reality of the Integrated Carpentry Tutorials course made all the difference for me in the preparation for the ITA Red Seal Carpenter’s exam. Richard Dickenson’s methods of reviewing and teaching all the relative math, formulas and necessary theory were a huge asset going into the writing of this exam. This course is all about developing...

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Robert M. Scarfe

"I attribute my success in challenging the Inter-Provincial Red Seal exam to the methods and practical wisdom taught by Integrated Carpentry Tutorials and highly recommend this course anyone who wishes to challenge the I.P. exam."  

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Testimonial: Todd Wickenheiser – Suddwick Homes

Testimonial: Todd Wickenheiser – Suddwick Homes

In 2011, Suddwick Homes International Ltd was commissioned to build a significant resort home on an exclusive private ocean front property located just north on Campbell River. As this was considered a remote project for Suddwick, with somewhat limited selection of known trades and carpenters, Suddwick mobilized in the town of Campbell River bringing with...

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AJ Wilkins

"Richard is very knowledgeable, accommodating, and patient... and played a huge part in my passing grade."

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Wayne Conarroe Contracting

"Richard is an enthusiastic teacher and takes a keen interest in his subject. Yes, I recommend him as a carpentry instructor."

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Harrison Walker

"I would recommend Richard's courses to all carpenters wanting to challenge their ITA Red Seal Exam."

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Comox Valley Echo

    A local teacher is starting a course that is geared towards helping carpenters earn their Red Seal certification. "There is a need for it in the Comox Valley"  

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Comox Valley Record

Working carpenters and apprentices can brush up on their skills to challenge the ITA Red Seal exam with a series of carpentry tutorials in Courtenay. Integrated Carpentry Tutorials is offering a series of seminars designed to get carpenters and apprentices who have enough hours working in the trade to qualify for their Red Seal certification.  

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