Recognized Rigging Training Programs


5427 N. National Drive, Knoxville, TN 37914
865-219-3700  / 865-673-5818 (fax)

950 Lawrence Dr., Suite B, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320

Contact Information:
Will Todd,

ETCP Recognized Training Program
since August 29, 2006

TOMCAT USA’s, Inc.'s Hoist and Rigging Workshop

To register: Contact the office at 865-219-3700 and/or visit their site.

For over 20 years, TOMCAT’s annual Hoist & Rigging Workshop has been recognized worldwide as the most comprehensive training course of its kind.

For the first time in its long history, TOMCAT U will be held on the west coast of the US in 2020.

That’s right, TOMCAT U is moving out west and will be held from March 2nd – 6th in the massive, 25,000 ft2 space at the newly opened TOMCAT/JTE offices & warehouse in Thousand Oaks, California. Its convenient location is only one hour from LAX and Los Angeles, and 30 minutes from Malibu.

The intensive, five-day workshop will feature four highly experienced instructors - Adrian Forbes-Black (Vice-President of TOMCAT USA), Will Todd (COO of TOMCAT USA), Jeff Reder (Principal and Partner of Clark-Reder Engineering) and Bill Sapsis (President of Sapsis Rigging, Inc.) - who will cover a wide range of truss and rigging subjects.

You’ll receive an extensive amount of valuable information and training on aluminum truss, truss engineering and its use in outdoor structures, ANSI Entertainment Technology standards, structural reports and operational documentation, ground support systems, rigging principles, and fall protection systems, among others. The maximum of 30 ETCP training credits are available for qualified attendees.


  • Hoist & Truss
  • Automation & Truss
  • Rigging & Truss
  • SPRAT Level 1 Rope Access

All Courses Include:
5 days of training, 6 nights of accommodations at the Black Bear Inn & Suites, transportation to and from the airport, lunch onsite during workshop hours, and a tour and catered dinner at TOMCAT’s  factory in Knoxville.  The Rope Access rate also includes all SPRAT certification fees.

Pricing and Deadlines: 

  • $1,599 – Hoist, Automation or Rigging Regular Registration
  • $1,399 – Hoist, Automation or Rigging USITT or IATSE Registration
  • $2,399 – Rope Access Registration


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