Testimonials

Testimonial: Tyler MacLachlan

Hey Richard, I would just like to say I am thoroughly impressed with the structure of Integrated Carpentry Tutorials. It was a comfortable, fun and efficient way to attain the knowledge to properly prepare for the IP Red Seal Exam. I will say the nerves and anxiety were high after failing on my first attempt but the way you stuck with me and provided the...

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Testimonial: Sheldon MacKay

The Integrated Carpentry Tutorials program was a huge help preparing to challenge the Inter-provincial Red Seal exam. I was supplied with great study and reference material and solid direction to get a study routine started. The online sessions were easy to access and I came away from each one feeling more confident and having better direction. No problem...

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Testimonial: Stefan Schmaling

I am very grateful for Richard Dickenson and his Integrated Carpentry Tutorials which helped me successfully pass the Red Seal Carpentry Exam. He was able to channel my anxiety and eagerness to pass into a logical strategy which I could follow. Because of his experience with teaching this course over the years he knew where to direct my focus and to...

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Testimonial: Ryan McLaren

After failing my first attempt at the Red Seal Carpentry Exam by just a few points, I was back at studying but unsure where to start. The Carpentry Program Coordinator suggested I give Richard Dickenson a call and see if he could help me with my rewrite preparation. Richard was very accommodating to my schedule, as I was back to work and had only one more...

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Testimonial: Matt Muir

Here I go - Richard’s course is incredible, his unique and out of the box teaching style is incredibly refreshing. He truly makes you engage with the content! He’s you’re favourite teacher back in high school. No nonsense and straight to the point. He genuinely wants to see you succeed and he will make sure you do! I was lost before I took this course and...

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Testimonial: Derek Kyles (Scots)

As ye ken imagine coming fae Scotland trying tae sit the Red Real wisnae gonna be easy. Then I had a gab with this big Canadian named Richard aboot how I was gonna dae it. Whit can I say about this man, well I can tell ye if ye put in 100% he’ll put in 110%. Using ZOOM online I wis soon up tae speed wi the exam and how tae pass it. If yer haein problems wi...

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Testimonial: Derek Kyles (English)

I can honestly say without Richard there is no way I would have passed the Red Seal exam. Coming from Scotland I struggled to grasp the contents and terminology of the exam. Then I saw this Red Seal Refresher course online and signed up. This was the best decision I‘ve ever made. Richard is an excellent Tutor, his course is interesting, fun and most of all...

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Testimonial: Curtis Cooke

Heard about this course from my friend Tim who took it. Figured why not . I honestly believe I wouldn’t have passed without Richard’s course. He’s upfront, no BS and was there whenever I had a question. I took the course twice, once in person and once over ZOOM. If teachers were as helpful and taught like Richard does when I was a kid, I would have been...

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Testimonial: Clayton Brown

I was fortunate enough to enrol in the refresher course to challenge my RedSeal with Richard Dickenson. The ZOOM classes are great, and I passed first attempt. If you’re serious about your career and want to get it right the first time, go to this course! - Clayton BrownVancouver, BC

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Testimonial: Bobby Ridley

So just wanted to start with saying taking this course was the best decision I could have made to challenge and pass my Red Seal exam. Richard made things very simple through learning how to master the code book, understand the exam's criteria as well as had no problem teaching me in the areas I was struggling in and making it crystal clear. I attended the...

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Testimonial: Logan Ronhovde

During the Fall of 2019, Richard Dickenson of Integrated Carpentry Tutorials invited participation in his course from the local Habitat for Humanity Affiliate. Having recently assumed the role of Project Manager for our rapidly growing affordable housing portfolio, I joined the course to challenge the Carpentry IP Red Seal exam. Though I had years of...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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

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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...

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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...

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Testimonial: Jason LeBlanc (ZOOM)

My name is Jason LeBlanc, a Carpenter from Toronto, Ontario. I have been in the carpentry trade for 14 years and like many of my peers, I started my own company and put finishing the Apprenticeship on the back burner. I finally got my act in gear and got approval by O.C.O.T to challenge the Red Seal Exam. Perfect! But, I realized I haven’t been in a class...

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TESTIMONIAL: Ryan McLaren (ZOOM)

After failing my first attempt at the Red Seal Carpentry Exam by just a few points, I was back at studying but unsure where to start. The Carpentry Program Coordinator suggested I give Richard Dickenson a call and see if he could help me with my rewrite preparation. Richard was very accommodating to my schedule, as I was back to work and had only one more...

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Testimonial: Tyran Hunter (ZOOM)

My Name is Tyran Hunter, and this year I was able to finallyachieve my Red Seal Certification, Thanks to Richard Dickenson and his course! I had had trouble with my first and second attempt at the exam despite my best efforts to study, well in advance. Obviously this was a hit to my confidence, in my study ability and more importantly my confidence as a...

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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: Laurie Clark, Yukon (ZOOM)

"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: Will Hegsted, Yukon (ZOOM)

I recently completed my Carpentry Red Seal with the help of Richard Dickenson and Integrated Carpentry Tutorials. I was in a bit of a rush to get the test out of the way, and didn't want to wait for a scheduled course to happen in the Yukon. Richard was able to accommodate me with concise and effective, one-on-one ZOOM Tutoring, tailored to my specific...

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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: Michael Glasser, BC (ZOOM)

I enjoyed Richard’s course and learned so much that helped me prepare for my carpentry red seal exam. His approach and delivery makes it easy to learn and follow along. Richard covers what you need to know to help you be successful. Richard wants you to learn the proper way and he isn’t handing you the answers, he wants you to understand and work through...

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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 (ZOOM)

Testimonial: Darren McKenna, Manchester, UK (ZOOM)

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 ZOOM, 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 is...

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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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