Select equipment in the makerspace requires certification prior to use, including the laser cutters, CNC machine, and sewing machines. You can attend an in-person machine-specific use and safety certification class or complete a hybrid course with an online tutorial and in-person practical session.
View our calendar of events for our in-person equipment certification classes.
Our hybrid equipment certification option consists of completing an online course with a follow-up, in-person practical session with Exploration Commons staff. Get started by selecting the online course below. You will need to create an account for the Niche Academy platform to access the online course. This will allow you to receive a certificate of completion and it will also record your completion and quiz score. Once you have successfully passed the quiz, please submit the Certification Completion Training form to schedule your hands-on equipment test.
Epilog Fusion Pro Laser Machine Use and Safety Training
Take our Epilog Fusion Pro Laser certification training course. Once you have completed the online training, schedule your in-person practical session to complete the certification process.
Our CNC machine certification consists of three parts, the online course as a prerequisite followed by a two-part hands-on practical training. Get started with the online prerequisite course. You will need to create an account for the Niche Academy platform to access the online course. This will allow you to receive a certificate of completion and it will also record your completion and quiz score. Once you have successfully passed the quiz, you can register for the Intro to CNC class (two hands-on, practical sessions that cover software, equipment operation, and safety). Customers must be certified for independent use prior to arriving for any scheduled equipment bookings.