FAQs


1. What if I need to cancel my registration?

Let us know ASAP. Send us an email as soon as you know you can’t take a class.

There is no penalty. Most classes have a waiting list. When you cancel, we try to fill your seat with the next person on the list.

We understand that life happens: You get a job, have a deadline or you have a family emergency.

2. Do I need equipment/materials?

For SOME classes, not all. We’ll send you details about what you need before the class.

All digital classes at LAAFA (Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art) have computers and software provided.

Classes at the ADG do NOT include computers and software: You must provide your own. We’ll give you details in advance of the class outlining what you need.

Classical art classes will require supplies, sometimes just note-taking materials. We will send you a list in time for you to get anything you don’t already have.

If you have any issues involving having what you need to take a class, contact us before the class and we’ll work with you.

3. Are classes free?

YES! There is no charge for classes in the local-provided training programs. There MAY be equipment or supply costs involved in taking a class. We’ll make sure you have details about any materials needed.

Classes in the vendor-provided programs are on a reimbursement basis. Costs vary from class-to-class and are determined by each training institution. You must first be approved for the class by CSATTF, pay any tuition, complete the class and submit evidence of completion and payment to CSATTF before being reimbursed for two-thirds of the cost.

4. How much do classes cost?

NOTHING! All classes in the local-provided training programs are tuition free. There MAY be equipment or supply costs involved in taking a class. We’ll make sure you have details about any materials needed.

Classes in the vendor-provided programs are on a reimbursement basis. Costs vary from class-to-class and are determined by each training institution. You must first be approved for the class by CSATTF, pay any tuition, complete the class and submit evidence of completion and payment to CSATTF before being reimbursed for two-thirds of the cost.

5. Am I eligible to take classes?

If you are a member of locals 705, 706, 800, 839 or 892, YES.

Members of all five locals may take classes in the 5Star program. Members of 706, 800 and 839 are eligible to take classes in their respective local-provided training programs.

You do NOT need to be Contract-Services-eligible to take a class. These classes are “blended classes” and will include a minimum number of CSATTF-eligible individuals AND other local members, based on space availability.

For the vendor-provided training programs, you MUST be CSATTF eligible.

If you have any questions about your eligibility, please contact us at info@eido-ed.com or 310-593-1114.

6. Do I need to be Contract-Services-eligible to take classes?

NO! All members of 705, 706, 800, 839 or 892 are eligible to take classes in the local-provided programs. These classes are “blended classes” and will include a minimum number of CSATTF-eligible individuals AND other local members, based on space availability.

For the vendor-provided training programs, you MUST be CSATTF eligible.

If you have any questions about your eligibility, please contact us at or 310-593-1114.

7. Do I need to be a union member to take classes?

YES. You must be a member of 705, 706, 800, 839 or 892. These classes are funded through grants from Contract Services Administration Training Trust Fund and are for union members only.

8. How long are classes?

Two days or less. Most of our classes are two days long. You’re busy and can’t devote huge amounts of time to getting the information you need. Thus we structure the classes to be short and intensive.

We break large bodies of information, i.e. complex software programs, knowledge such as anatomy, into small chucks and offer a series of classes. You can take the entire series or just the classes you need – or that fit into your crazy schedule.

Classes in the vendor-provided program are those generally offered by the individual training institutions. Length, content and schedules are all determined by the school offering the class.

9. When are classes held?

On the weekend. As working professionals, weekends are the only time you have available. We understand that.

10. Who are the instructors?

People with production experience in the areas they are teaching. Many of them are currently working in production. They understand how tools are actually used and the special issues involved in production.

11. Where are the classes held?

ost classes are held at the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art (LAAFA) in Van Nuys, CA. Some classes are at other locations, including: The Writers Store in Burbank, Los Angeles Valley College, The Art Directors Guild.

Live online; classes are held wherever your computer may be.

Vendor-provided classes are held where the training facility determines.

12. Who develops the content for these classes?

We do. We consult with your local to determine the skills you need to succeed and remain competitive in the industry. We then find training facilities that can provide classes in the relevant areas. Then we help them adjust their curriculum to be specific to the needs production professionals. Because the instructors have relevant industry experience, they also have a say in the content of their classes.

Vendor-provided classes are developed by the training facilities that hold them.

13. How do I know what classes are available to me?

Check on our website calendar. Create an account and our website will let you the classes available to you.

Your local is emailing information about upcoming classes. If you’re not getting these announcements, contact your local office.

If you would like to receive class announcements from Eido, sign up for our email list here.