Certification Renewal

General Requirements:
As entertainment technology continues to evolve, continuing professional development and education are essential.

Your ETCP certification is valid for 5 years. To maintain your certification, you must:

1. Do one of the following over the 5-year certification period:

  • Accumulate 40 renewal credits (see table below) from a combination of professional experience and education*
  • Accumulate 10+ education renewal credits* and retake the certification exam

    *It should be noted that ETCP Certified Technicians may cross-train, meaning riggers can take electrical courses for points and vice versa.

2. Submit a Log Book:

These documents are due eight weeks prior to your recertification date.
Late renewal applications will not be accepted.

3. Your log book and credit card authorization may be sent to us at:

Via mail:
ETCP
Attention: Test Renewal
630 Ninth Avenue, Suite 609
New York, New York 10036

Via E-mail: or fax: 212-244-1502

For more information about how to recertify, see our Renewal Credit FAQ

Fees
Each recertification costs $250 for members of: ESTA, AMPTP, The Broadway League, CITT, IATSE, IAVM, InfoComm International, TEA, and USITT. The fee for non-members is $300. Checks must be made out to ESTA.

Effective December 16, 2016, the IATSE Training Trust Fund will reimburse the full cost of ETCP recertification ($250). For more information: http://www.iatsetrainingtrust.org/exam-reimbursement/


Experience / Credits Chart:

Type of Experience Points Maximum Points
Relevant Work Experience 1 point per 40 hours of documented experience. Experience must be documented with (but not limited to) dates of work, supervisors' names and contact information, location, and type of work. 30
ETCP Recognized Training

1 renewal credit per training hour.

Entertainment Electricians: See list of Recognized Electrical Programs or Recognized Electrical Trainers

Riggers: See list of Recognized Rigging Programs or Recognized Rigging Trainers

30
Non-ETCP Recognized Training

0.5 renewal credit per training hour.

Entertainment Electricians: Training courses directly related to electrical practices, safety, or engineering.

Riggers: Training courses directly related to rigging practices, safety, or engineering.

30
Standards Writing in Rigging or Electrical Standards / Code Writing 1 renewal credit per hour of scheduled meetings (Attendance must be verifiable by ESTA, ANSI, NFPA, or other relevant standards drafting organization.) 20
ETCP Recognized Trainer or Trainer
for an ETCP Recognized Course

1.5 renewal credits per training hour.

Entertainment Electricians: See list of Recognized Electrical Programs or Recognized Electrical Trainers

Riggers: See list of Recognized Rigging Programs or Recognized Rigging Trainers

30
Trainer for a
non-ETCP Recognized Course

1 renewal credit per training hour.

Entertainment Electricians: Training courses directly related to electrical practices, safety, or engineering.

Riggers: Training courses directly related to rigging practices, safety, or engineering.

30
ETCP Examination 30 renewal credits for a passing score.
(Examination must be completed prior to the cut-off date.)
30

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