Frequently Asked Questions

Browse this list of questions to find out more about our facility, classes, and other details.

What is the GRS Training Center?

The Training Center is a learning facility equipped specifically for engravers, stone setters, and similar artists.


What are the classrooms like?

Each classroom is equipped with high-quality tools and benches for twelve students and the instructor. Want to see what the classroom looks like? Go to the GRSTC Facility.


Where is GRSTC located?

GRSTC is located in Emporia, Kansas in the United States of America. Kansas is centrally located in the U.S. For maps and location information, visit the Travel Guide.


Who teaches the courses?

The instructors who teach courses for GRSTC are working professionals who are the best in the business. Get to know our instructors, here and abroad.


What are the courses like?

These courses are accelerated and fast-paced. But don’t let that scare you – the instructors take great care in making sure everyone is learning the material. Discuss your expectations with a representative. They will help you choose the right course for your skill level. Past students are also helpful in choosing a course.


How long is each course?

Each class is a 5 day, 40 hour course.

What time does class start?

Arrive at 7:50 AM on Monday. Class is from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM everyday, with a lunch break from 12:00 – 1:00 PM.


Can I stay to engrave / practice after class?

An optional after-hours study time is available for the entire class two days during the week.


How many students are in each class?

Most classes are limited to 12 students. However, some advanced courses are limited to 8.


How can I get in a class?

To enroll, you must contact a representative at 1-800-835-3519. Our friendly staff can provide you with additional information and advice on which course to take based on your background and skill level. Most classes are on a “first-come, first-served” basis, although some may require previous experience and instructor approval. If you find a course that fits your schedule and budget, do not hesitate to enroll. With limited seating, classes fill up quickly.


Can I cancel or change my reservation?

Yes. However, please take note of the following information concerning reservations, rescheduling, and cancellations: We reserve your seat upon receipt of course deposit. To transfer or cancel your reservation, notify GRS at least 30 days before the class start date to transfer deposit or receive a refund, less $50. Deposits are not transferrable or refundable less than 30 days before the course start date. If you have any questions about this information, please do not hesitate to call us! We would be glad to help you. Call 800-835-3519, Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM.


Why should I take a class with GRS?

The GRS Training Center is more than a classroom where innovative techniques are shared. The GRS Training Center is the beginning of new friendships, the setting for artistic fellowship, and the part of your personal journey that makes a difference. We are more than what you can read in a book or learn online. There is no waiting to schedule a session, nothing to set up or connect, and, best of all, no distractions from your daily life. With our more than 20 years of teaching and professional experience, your time will be focused and enjoyable. No matter if you are starting a career or just taking on a new challenge, the GRS Training Center is more than a classroom. And here, you are part of something special.