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:
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
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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