Due to overwhelming interest and an increase in space availability, the ETCP Council has voted to extend the application deadline to August 1, 2006 for the first ETCP electrical examinations, as well as for the Arena Rigging and Theatre Rigging examinations. Space is limited, so submit your application today! Those who pass these rigorous tests will become ETCP Certified - and will be recognized as the industry’s best.

If you’re a rigger or an electrician, get ready to show the industry what you know. Examinations will be held in October 2006 in Las Vegas, NV in conjunction with the LDI tradeshow. 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 (http://etcp.esta.org), or if you would like the information mailed to you, please contact Katie Geraghty, ETCP Certification Director, at 212-244-1505 or kgeraghty@esta.org.
Interested applicants must submit their application, along with supporting materials and fee, postmarked no later than August 1, 2006.

Individuals must meet eligibility requirements to take the exam. These requirements focus on work experience; training and education can be factors as well.

The ETCP Council members are key leaders drawn from entertainment business, labor, facilities, associations, and academia representing the diversity of the entertainment industry. Membership includes AMPTP, CITT, ESTA, IAAM, IATSE, InfoComm, The League, Live Nation, PRG, TEA, and USITT.