If you’re a rigger or an electrician, get ready to show the industry what you know! All three Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) examinations will be given as paper and pencil exams at the LDI 2007 show in Orlando, FL.

The entertainment electrician exam is scheduled for Friday, November 16th; the arena rigging exam is to be given the morning of Saturday, November 17th; and the theatre rigging exam is scheduled for that afternoon. Candidates who wish to take multiple exams will receive a discount for the second exam. Interested applicants must submit their application, along with supporting materials and fee, postmarked no later than October 1, 2007.

The electrical certifications are designed for highly experienced electricians (including leads, supervisors, and managers of entertainment electrical work). The rigging certifications are designed for highly experienced riggers (rigging supervisors, high steel riggers, fly-persons, etc).

Candidate information, including eligibility requirements and applications, is available on the ETCP website, or if you would like the information mailed to you, please contact Meredith Moseley-Bennett, ETCP Certification Coordinator, at 212.244.1505 or certification@esta.org.

Can’t make it to Orlando? Rigging examinations are given daily at over 190 computer based testing centers across the US and Canada. For a list of centers in your area, please visit our testing company’s website. After your application has been received and accepted, you will be sent information on how to schedule your examination at a site, date, and time that is most convenient for you.