The Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP ) Council is proud to announce the first ETCP Certified Entertainment Electricians! These individuals have passed the rigorous, competency-based electrical examination that took place in October 2006 in conjunction with LDI. Congratulations to the electricians who have made this important professional commitment to safely serve the entertainment industry by becoming ETCP Certified.

These electricians, the “Class of 2006”, are listed on the ETCP website. There are 110 ETCP Certified Entertainment Electricians. Twenty-three of these individuals also hold certifications in Arena and/or Theatrical Rigging. Each can be identified on the jobsite by requesting to see their ETCP ID card that includes their picture, date of certification and, most importantly, area(s) of specialty. You’ll also be able to spot them through the exclusive use of the ETCP Certified Entertainment Electricians logo on their business card or website, or by the special lapel pin, embroidered patch, or workbox sticker.

If you are looking to hire a competent electrician who is dedicated to safety on the job, view the list of Certified Entertainment Electricians on the ETCP website. Not only did these electricians pass this thorough assessment, they also signed an agreement to abide by the ETCP Certified Entertainment Technician Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct to advance the integrity, honor and prestige of this profession by adherence to the standards set forth.

Administrations of the electrical examination will begin at computer testing centers across the US and in Canada beginning February 15, 2007. There will also be a paper and pencil administration during the USITT Conference and Stage Expo on Saturday, March 17, 2007 in Phoenix, Arizona. The registration deadline for the Phoenix exam is February 1st. The sooner your application is submitted, the sooner you can take the test to become ETCP Certified.

Candidate information, including eligibility requirements and application forms, are available online. If you would like the examination information and application forms mailed or emailed to you, please contact Cathy Amos, ETCP Certification Coordinator, at 212-244-1505 or camos@esta.org with your contact information.

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.