Segmental Retaining Walls

Certify Installers Online

Due to the impacts of COVID-19 on in-person education, NCMA is now offering the Segmental Retaining Wall Basic Installer education course and certification examination online. This is a great alternative to offer this education to local contractors. Students can complete the course at their own desks without the need of traveling, making the learning opportunity much more convenient and cost-effective.

As a sponsor, you have opportunities to utilize online delivery to give your customers the SRW training. NCMA has developed two solutions to better enable course sponsors to continue offering the SRW Installer courses:

  1. SRW Installer Online – You can use the NCMA online content offering the course and exam to your installers. NCMA can provide a company code that your customers will use when registering in the NCMA EDU Online site. The code identifies your company and will give your customers a discount. You will be notified when your customers take advantage of the training.
    • You can also sponsor the cost of the course for your customers and give them a coupon code to use in the NCMA EDU Online learning management system. NCMA will give you a report of the coupons used so you know who is taking advantage of the offer. This option has no cost for the contractor and you are billed only when the coupon is used.
  2. SRW Installer Hybrid – You can teach the SRW class online using an online platform (Zoom or similar) with content taught by an authorized SRW trainer and send the students interested to NCMA to be tested and pursue certification. NCMA can help with video conferencing systems if you need help.

You can choose one or both options to best suit your needs and the needs of your customers. To help you determine which option will work best for you, the information below gives more details of what is needed for each option.

If you have any questions, please contact Gabriela Mariscal. We’ll be happy to walk you through the processes to get started on these course offerings. Check out the online SRW Installer course on EDU Online.

Options and Information

SRW Installer Online Course

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For this option, you use all the NCMA resources:

  • No live instructor needed
  • Sponsor advertises course to customers and provides them with an NCMA-issued promo code
  • NCMA does not promote promo codes
  • Course registration is handled by NCMA
  • NCMA hosts courses on NCMA EDUOnline
  • Course is pre-recorded
  • Participant receives a PDF copy of student resources and presentations
  • Exam hosted on NCMA EDUOnline/ProctorFree
  • NCMA sends a student report to the sponsor

SRW Installer Hybrid Course

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For this option, you teach the class and the installer tests with NCMA

  • Sponsor hires and pays an SRW Trainer
  • Sponsor advertises course to customers
  • NCMA places course on website events calendar
  • Course registration is handled by sponsor
  • Sponsor hosts course on their meeting platform
  • Instructor teaches entire course on a virtual platform
  • Participant receives a PDF copy of student resources and your own resources (NCMA will give you a link to all the NCMA resources for the class)
  • Sponsor sends students taking the test to NCMA (NCMA EDUOnline.)
  • Students purchase the exam and complete the exam on NCMA EDU Online/ProctorFree

SRW Installer Online Course structure and modules:

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The education course and exam are now available in 4 modules (each module takes 30 to 60 min to complete) that can be completed at the student’s pace and a 100-question proctored exam that needs to be completed in one sitting.

The SRW Installer course content:

Once purchased, the course content will be available to the student for a full year. The course includes video/audio in 4 modules and 4 quizzes at the end of each module to help increase understanding of important concepts in the online environment. The modules are:

  • Module 1: Introduction of the class, SRW system and its components – 53 min.
  • Module 2: SRW Design Basics and site design – 35 min.
  • Module 3: SRW Installation – 50 min.
  • Module 4: SRW Estimating, Job planning, SRW Inspection and Safety – 60 min.

The exam:

The 100-question exam is proctored through an online system that is used in universities and other professional testing. This service ensures the same level of care we have when the exam is proctored in-person. The exam needs to be completed in one sitting.

Learn more and/or register for the course at NCMA EDUOnline.