May 02, 2017 - ETCP Launches New WebsiteThe Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) is pleased to announce the launch of a new, redesigned version of its website: etcp.esta.org. Key features of the site include a cleaner and more modern design, a more engaging user experience with enhanced search and navigation.
January 18, 2017 - Deadline for ETCP Applications for USITT 2017 ApproachingAll four ETCP examinations will be given on one session at USITT in St. Louis, MO on the morning of Saturday, March 11, 2017. The deadline is quickly approaching. Interested applicants must submit their application, along with supporting materials and fee, to the ETCP office no later than February 14, 2017. The ETCP office is located at 630 9th Ave, Suite 609, New York, New York, 10036. USITT members and employees receive a $100 discount on examination fees.
January 16, 2017 - ETCP LAUNCHES SECOND SET OF WEB-BASED ENTERTAINMENT ELECTRICIAN PRACTICE EXAMSThe Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) will launch a new version of the practice exams for the Entertainment Electrician Certification on January 30, 2017.
January 06, 2017 - ETCP HAS NOW CERTIFIED 1000 ARENA RIGGERSIt is with great excitement that the Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) announces the program has now certified 1000 Arena Riggers throughout North America! Since 2006, ETCP has issued a total of 2,350 certifications held by 1,978 individuals in the areas of Rigger – Arena, Rigger – Theatre, Entertainment Electrician and the newly developed Portable Power Distribution Technician. ETCP has provided and easy to use search function to find one of our Certified Technicians within your area. You can search by Name, Certification, City, State, or Union Affiliation: http://etcp.esta.org/cert_technicians/search.php
November 18, 2016 - ETCP Congratulates Inaugural Class of Portable Power Distribution TechniciansThis year, ETCP launched the new Portable Power Distribution Technician (PPDT) examination. Having received the examinees’ results, we are proud to announce that thirty-seven individuals passed and are the first to gain PPDT Certification.
November 14, 2016 - ETCP Class of 2006 Entertainment Electricians Achieve 94% Renewal RateETCP is pleased to announce an extremely high renewal rate for its original Entertainment Electrician certificants. A decade ago, almost 100 candidates from North America gained their ETCP Certifications at LDI in Las Vegas, NV. This year in October, 94% of the inaugural class of 2006 renewed their certifications as their second 5-year renewal was due to expire.
November 08, 2016 - The Event Safety Alliance Joins ETCP CouncilThe Event Safety Alliance (ESA) has accepted a seat on the Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) Council and Steve Adelman, Head, Adelman Law Group, PPLC will serve as the representative. The ETCP Council is the governing body which manages the development and implementation of ETCP’s certification in the areas of Rigger – Arena, Rigger – Theatre, Entertainment Electricians and Portable Power Distribution Technician.
November 08, 2016 - New Online Training to be Offered by ETCElectronic Theatre Control (ETC) is launching four new ETCP Recognized Courses that can be taken to provide points towards the continuing education requirement for ETCP renewals. Each class takes about an hour to complete and one credit will be issued per course. “We’re excited to offer a new set of resources to our growing number of customers,” says ETC class creator, David Fox.
August 31, 2016 - Deadline for ETCP Testing Opportunities at LDI 2016 Approaching All four ETCP examinations, including the new Portable Power Distribution Technician Certification (PPDT), will be offered at LDI in Las Vegas, NV on the morning of Saturday, October 22, 2016. Interested applicants must submit their application and fee to the ETCP office no later than September 26, 2016.