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All three ETCP examinations will be given at the October 2008 LDI show in Las Vegas, NV. The entertainment electrician exam is scheduled for Friday, October 24th; the arena rigging exam is to be given the morning of Saturday, October 25th and the theatre rigging exam is scheduled for that afternoon.  Candidates who wish to take multiple exams will receive a discount for the second exam. Interested applicants must submit their application, along with supporting materials and fee, to the ETCP office no later than September 25, 2008. Space is limited, so encourage them to get their applications in soon!

Does your organization have riggers or electricians in a lead or supervisory positions? ETCP Certification is industry accepted proof of what they know - it validates both the technician and the employer when your company is represented with ETCP Certification. You're your employees demonstrate their abilities by taking the ETCP exam, and get the respect they deserve!

ETCP is the certification program for first-line supervisors and managers who have a responsibility for safety of their work group. Don't you want to insure the safety of your crew? 

Candidate information, including eligibility requirements and applications, is available on the ETCP website (, or if you would like the information mailed to you, please contact Meredith Moseley-Bennett, ETCP Certification Coordinator, at 212-244-1505 or


Can't make it to Las Vegas? Rigging examinations are given daily at over 190 computer based testing centers across the U.S. and Canada. After a candidate's application has been received and accepted, he/she will be sent information on how to schedule the examination at a site, date, and time that is most convenient.

The ETCP Council members are key leaders drawn from entertainment business, labor, facilities, associations, and academia representing the diversity of the entertainment industry. Membership includes AMPTP, BASE Entertainment, Cirque du Soleil/MGM MIRAGE, CITT, ESTA, IAAM, IATSE, InfoComm, The League, Live Nation, PRG, TEA, SHAPE and USITT. ETCP is an ESTA initiative created to promote industry safety. 



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