Certification Class Update

Important Note: As of April 2021, patrons who have gone more than 6 months without using a piece of equipment that requires certification will need to be re-certified.

If you have been certified for using a piece of equipment (e.g. long arm quilting machine, laser cutter, embroidery machine) in the past and have not had a reservation in more than 6 months, please speak to a STEAM Central staff member about being re-certified. We will be checking each reservation to make sure patrons are refreshed and comfortable with the equipment; patrons who do not meet this requirement may have their appointments canceled/rescheduled until they can re-certify.

Certification classes are now available in a new way!

Instead of group certification classes, we are now doing 1-on-1 certification classes, with an online component. The online classes will provide text, image, and video tutorials on the basics of using the equipment, and it's completely free to sign up and take these classes. The online component is a pre-requisite to the hands-on practice session, and can be completed from home in your own time. You can find the online certification classes in the Reservations list below.

If you have any questions about our new certification class policies, please email john.dees@co.tom-green.tx.us or call 325-655-7321 and ask for STEAM Central staff.