Recognized Electrical Training Programs


USITT Electrical Workshop
290 Elwood Davis Road, Suite 100, Liverpool, NY 13088

Contact Information:
Mitch Hefter, ,

ETCP Recognized Training Program Since April 20, 2011

USITT Engineering Commission w/ Theatre Safety Programs

USITT Electrical Workshop 

USITT Electrical Workshops are specifically designed to give the technicians working with electricity in the Entertainment Industry an understanding of electricity and gain a deeper appreciation of the hazards and consequences of working with electricity. The workshops provide information that makes sense and provides explanations of the sophisticated systems and terminology that are commonly used when describing electricity within the Entertainment Industry. For more information, click here.

Course Dates:
At NAMM in Anaheim Sunday January 28 from 9:00am-6pm
At the USITT Conference in Ft. Lauderdale Tuesday March 13 from 8:30am-6pm

Workshops have been offered at the USITT Annual Conference & Stage Expo as well at the LDI Trade Show. Workshops are available for In-House Training and USITT Sections, and can be customized for your venue.

Attendees normally receive a copy of the presentation plus additional information, and a Certificate of Completion. For many workshops, attendees may also receive a copy of the current editions of the National Electrical Code® and/or NFPA 70E - Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace.

Topics (not all topics may be covered in specific workshops):
  • Basic Electricity
  • Introduction to Codes & Standards
  • National Electrical Code® (NEC®)
  • Safety Procedures, including NFPA 70E, Lockout/Tagout, Personal Protective Equipment
  • Meters / Small & Large Equipment
  • Preventative Maintenance & Trouble Shooting
  • Control Networks Overview
  • System Layout
  • Generators, Transformers, and Tie-Ins
  • Cables and Connectors
  • Hands On

About the Instructors:

Our Instructors are experienced members of the Entertainment Industry who have worked in manufacturing, as stage hands, and as developers of Codes and Standards specific to our industry. Workshops normally will be presented by one or two of the presenters listed below

Principal Presenters:

Mitch Hefter (Workshop Co-Chair, Coordinator)
ETCP Recognized Trainer, ETCP Certified Electrician, IES representative to NEC Panel 15, Co-Chair ESTA Electrical Power Working Group, ESTA Technical Standards Council

Jerry Gorrell (Workshop Co-Chair)
ETCP Recognized Trainer, USITT Standards, Committee Chair, American Society of Safety, Engineers, ESTA Technical Standards Council

Associate Presenters include:

Eddie Kramer
ETCP Certified Electrician, IATSE Representative to NEC Panel 15, ESTA Electrical Power Working Group, ESTA Technical Standards Council

George Long
ETCP Recognized Trainer, ETCP Certified Electrician,

Roger Lattin
ETCP Recognized Trainer, ETCP Certified Electrician, IATSE Local 728, ESTA Control Protocols & Electrical Power Working Groups

Bob Luther
Lex Products, Chair ESTA GFCI in Entertainment Venues Task Group

Tyrone Mellon
ESTA Electrical Power Working Group

Jared Saltzman
ETCP Recognized Trainer, ETCP Certified Electrician, IATSE Locals 632, 353, & 52, Professor of Theatre & Film at Bergen Community College and Thomas Edison State College.

Steve Vanciel
ETCP Certified Electrician, IATSE Local 631


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