Class Policies & Procedures

Class Policies & Expectations 

1. Arrive before class starts. If you are late, you will not be allowed into the class.

Out of respect for instructors and other students, late arrivals are not permitted to participate in class. Our classes are short, and it is unfair to make other people wait or repeat the beginning of class for a late student. If you are late, your class fees will not be refunded. If you know you will be a few minutes late, call the front desk if possible. On occasion, circumstances may allow a class to start a few minutes late for you.

2. Bring photo ID.

Please bring your TechShop ID whenever you come to TechShop; you will need it to access the shop. If you are not a TechShop member, bring another form of photo ID, such as a driver's license or school ID.

3. Dress appropriately for the shop area in which you're working.

TechShop wants to ensure that you build your dreams safely. For this reason, we have designated a dress code and require that safety equipment be worn in certain areas of the shop. Please read the following and dress appropriately for your class:

For your own safety, you will not be allowed to attend class if your attire is deemed inappropriate. If you have any questions about your class or what to wear, please contact the TechShop location where your class is scheduled. Additional information about required and recommended safety equipment and clothing is listed in the class description online.

4. Be ready to participate. Please turn off your phone and join the class.

Your time is important. So is everyone else's. In order to maximize the class experience, you will need to be both physically and mentally present.

Refunds & Class Cancellation Policy

* Note: Unlimited Class Pass and Maker SBU Pass holders will be charged a $50 no-show fee for cancellations made less than 24 hours before the start of class. In addition, because last-minute class cancellations have the potential to block other people from taking a class, all $50 no-show fees must be paid in full before the pass holder can take another class.

Note: If you purchased your class on CourseHorse, TechShop's cancellation policy applies to your purchase. If you need help cancelling or have any questions, please visit the CourseHorse site in Washington, D.C. and contact their customer service team (