ETCP has extended the application deadline for the paper and pencil exams being offered at LDI 2009 in Orlando, FL. Interested applicants must submit their application, along with supporting materials and fee, to the ETCP office no later than November 2, 2009. Candidates who wish to take multiple exams will receive a discount for the second exam. The exams will be given as follows:

Entertainment Electrical Exam: November 20, 2009 (2:00 pm)

Arena Rigging: November 21, 2009 (9:00 am)

Theatre Rigging: November 21, 2009 (2:00 pm)

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 Manager, at 212-244-1505 or certification@esta.org. ETCP Practice Examinations are available online for $35 at www.esta.org/etcppracticeexams.

If you apply and are accepted to sit for the exam but end up with a last minute job, you have up to one year to take the exam at a computer testing center or at another paper and pencil administration.

There are now almost 800 ETCP Certified Technicians in North America. ETCP Certification enhances your identity as a competent and knowledgeable leader in the entertainment industry. Don’t get left behind, get your application in today!

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, BASE Entertainment, Broadway Across America, The Broadway League, Cirque du Soleil/MGM MIRAGE, CITT, Disney Theatrical Productions, ESTA, IAAM, IATSE, InfoComm, The League, Live Nation, PRG, NBC Universal, SHAPE, TEA, and USITT. ETCP is an ESTA initiative created to promote industry safety.