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Deadline for ETCP Applications for USITT 2017 Approaching

All 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.

Candidate information, including eligibility requirements and applications, is available on the ETCP website ( Materials can also be mailed by contacting Meredith Moseley-Bennett, ETCP Certification Manager, at 212-244-1505 or

ETCP provides evidence of technical proficiency and professionalism in the industry. Having ETCP Certification shows which technicians are in the top third of the industry professionals in North America. Furthermore, to maintain certification, continuing education credits must be accrued to prove certified technicians are current with industry developments and practices.

Interested in studying for one of the examinations? ETCP offers practice examinations for the Arena, Theatre and Electrical certifications and a practice exam for the Portable Power Distribution Technician certification will be offered in April 2017. Looking for other ways to study? Form a study group or attend training events. Over 2100 technicians have joined the ETCP Study Group on Facebook which includes Certified Technicians who are more than willing to answer questions for those preparing for the exams.

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 ESTA, AMPTP, Cirque du Soleil, CITT, Disney Theatrical Productions, IAVM, IATSE, InfoComm, The League, Live Nation, NBC Universal, PRG, PSAV, TEA, and USITT. ETCP is an ESTA initiative created to promote industry safety.


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