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SRW Installer

Segmental Retaining Walls Installer Course – Level I/Basic The one-day Segmental Retaining Wall (SRW) Installer Course teaches installers fundamental SRW installation guidelines, material and system component properties, soils and compaction, the effect of water, and site practices. For a schedule of local course sessions taught by NCMA SRW Installer Trainers, please contact NCMA to find a local installer.Contact local course sponsor for SRW Installer Course registration fees. The Certified SRW Installer (CSRWI) Program is also available to each candidate who completes the SRW Installer Course (or equivalent SRW-installation-related education) and passes a written examination is certified as a Certified SRW Installer (CSRWI). This credential is highly valued by consumers.  For more information about this course please contact Gabriela Mariscal at gmariscal@ncma.org or 571.224.0931.

For a schedule of local certification exam administrations proctored by NCMA SRW Installer Trainers, please click here.

Are you a sales professional that wants to take the SRW Installer Course? You can take the course and exam and apply to become a Certified SRW – Sales Professional. More information can be found here.

Recertification Application – Certified SRW installers that want to maintain their certification must apply for recertification every two years.  Please use the CSRWI Requirements and Application Form to reapply.

Segmental Retaining Wall Installer Course – Advanced Take your hardscape installation skills to the next level! This program increases your value to your customers by teaching you SRW applications and installation techniques for advanced residential and light commercial projects, and is open to NCMA Certified SRW Installers (CSRWI) who are engaged in the construction of SRWs. Advanced topics include: wall layout and planning, water and drainage, cut and fill walls, tiered walls, corners and curves, stairs and patios. For more information about this course, please contact Gabriela Mariscal at gmariscal@ncma.org  or 571.224.0931.

Hands-On Segmental Retaining Wall Installation Get hands-on training on how to install a segmental retaining wall (SRW). This course is a must for hardscape installers of all experience levels! Participants will be guided by a seasoned expert through the critical steps of an actual SRW installation, including site layout, excavation, preparation/laying of the base course, installation of wall blocks, installation of a drainage system, use of geosynthetic reinforcement (grid and fabrics), placement and compaction of backfill, and capping and fence posts. For more information about this course, please contact Gabriela Mariscal at gmariscal@ncma.org  or 571.224.0931. Next scheduled class – TBA

Hands-On Segmental Retaining Wall Installation Advanced Take your hardscape installation skills to the next level! This hands-on training increases your value to your customers by teaching you advanced segmental retaining wall (SRW) applications and installation techniques. A nationally recognized trainer will guide you through these advanced topics, including tiered walls, step installation (including regulatory codes),electrical components in wall (including in-wall lighting), wall-tip mountings (including lighting, hand rails, and fences), free-standing walls, utilities through walls, grid strength/placement, and compaction equipment. For more information about this course, please contact Gabriela Mariscal at gmariscal@ncma.org  or 571.224.0931. Next scheduled class – TBA