Due to the nature of our industry, ETCP understands that many candidates can not register until nearer to the examination date. Therefore, ETCP will extend the deadline one final time to September 1, 2006. This extension will accommodate those entertainment riggers and electricians who wish to take the October 2006 examinations in Las Vegas so they can attend the LDI show as well.

In addition to the ETCP deadline extension, the ETCP Council would like to announce a reduction in the examination re-take fees. This decision is an effort is to reduce test anxiety by giving candidates a second chance to take the examination, if needed, at a much lower rate. Previously, the retake fee was $400 for constituents of ETCP Council member organizations, and $500 for non-constituents. The re-take rates are now $150 and $200, respectively.

If you would like more information, including candidate handbooks or application forms, please contact Katie Geraghty, ETCP Certification Director, at 212-244-1505 or kgeraghty@esta.org.