Test Developers

It is vital to ETCP that both the development process and the examinations themselves are professionally sound and legally defensible. The ETCP Council appointed volunteer subject matter experts (SMEs), recommended by the SME Chairs and their peers, to work with a firm contracted for psychometric (testing and measurement) services. The SMEs defined the necessary content areas that are represented on the examinations, as well as wrote the examination questions.

The first step in the development of the examinations was the job analysis. Job analysis is the foundation upon which a viable and rigorous certification examination is built. The analysis helps define the knowledge and skills necessary for the safe practice of entertainment rigging and electrical crafts by focusing on analyzing tasks based on importance, time spent and consequence of error.

The job anaylsis was then developed into a survey that was sent to working professionals across the United States and Canada. The results of this survey aided the SMEs in determining the appropriate content areas for the examination. Once the examination content areas were determined, the SMEs developed the questions that make up the examinations.

Psychometricians (Measurement Scientists) 
PSI was selected by the ETCP Council to perform the job analysis work with the subject matter experts, which was the first step in the development of the examinations. The job analysis process helped to define the knowledge and skills necessary for the safe practice of entertainment rigging and electrical and was conducted according to rigorous standards under the direction of PSI's test-development professionals.

PSI is a leading provider of licensing and certification examinations for professional organizations and has over twenty years experience in the design, development and administration of licensing and certification examinations. PSI has been a sustaining member of the National Organization for Competency Assurance (NOCA) for over twelve years.

For the Rigging Certifications:
Justin Argenio Pat Bash Roy Bickel
John Bleich Eddie Blue David Boevers
Marcel Boulet Eric Braun Olan Cottrill
Dan Culhane Brad Dittmer James Doherty
Harry Donovan Russ Dusek Tony Galuppi
Ethan Gilson Kelly Green Tom Heemskerk
Dan Houser Glenn Hufford Edward Kish
Stephane Mayrand Eric McAfee Joseph McGeough
Brian Miller Joe Mooneyham Walter Murphy
Mark O' Brien Rocky Paulson G. Anthony Phillips
Eddie Raymond Michael Reed Eric Rouse
Bill Sapsis Peter Scheu Karen Seifried
Scott Sloan Sammy Stokes Jack Suesse
Gil Vinzant Patrick Wallace Drew Wending
For the French Translation of the Rigging Certifications:
David Charbonneau Patrick Chassin Jean-Francois Dube
Julien Dumontier Hugo Hamel Jean-Yves Laroche
Francois Laurion Pierre Masse Stephane Mayrand
Colin Noël Brian Parker Ewen Seagel
Claude Sergerie    
For the Electrical Certification:
Rick Baxter Eric Bouchard Don Earl
Jeanette Farmer Ian Foulds David Hatch
Mitch Hefter John Huntington Tony Giovannetti
Dave Loftin Jim Maloney Mark O'Brien
Martin Eric Rimes Alan Rowe Nancy Shaw
Steve Terry Abby Tutorow Steve Vanciel
Ken Vannice Keith Woods  
For the Portable Power Distribution Technician Certification:
Rob Baxter Derek Coleman Pat Enos
Kevin Felton Lance Hughston, Sr. Lance Hughston, Jr.
John Lacy Gregg Lirosi Billy Peacock
Phil Reilly Alan Rowe Steve Terry
Christopher Wren    


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