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Eligibility requirements - rigging
ETCP uses a point system to determine eligibility for examinations. A candidate must have 30 points to apply for either or both of the Entertainment Technician Certification Program rigging examinations. This table lists the points awarded for various work experience, training (i.e., internships or apprenticeships) and degrees from accredited institutions. Points can be earned through work experience alone or through a combination of the above. Courses taken outside a formal program of undergraduate or graduate studies do not count towards eligibility. Please review the Candidate Handbook and Application Materials for more detailed information. 

Type of Experience
Points
Documentation Required
Professional
Rigging Work
Experience

1 for each 100 hours
100 hour min. increment

1000 hours (10 points) in a year is equivalent to 20 hours per week

A completed Employment History form containing contact information sufficiently detailed to allow verification by ETCP. (Experience related to an academic degree cannot be used as professional work experience.)
Internship 1 for each 200 hours with a maximum of 5 points A completed Applicant Evaluation form by the official representative of the internship is required.
Apprenticeship 1 for each 100 hours with a maximum of 10 points A completed Applicant Evaluation form by the official representative of the apprenticeship is required.
Notes: Education credits may contribute a maximum of 10 points.
All degrees must be achieved from an accredited institution.
Associates Degree
2
An official transcript is required from the granting institution, photocopies are not accepted.
Associates Degree in entertainment technology field
3
An official transcript is required from the granting institution, photocopies are not accepted.
Undergraduate Degree
3
An official transcript is required from the granting institution, photocopies are not accepted.
Undergraduate Degree in entertainment technology field
7
An official transcript is required from the granting institution, photocopies are not accepted.
Graduate Degree
1
An official transcript is required from the granting institution, photocopies are not accepted.
Graduate Degree in entertainment technology field
3
An official transcript is required from the granting institution, photocopies are not accepted.