October 2010

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October 2010

News & Notices

Renewal, Exam Opportunities at LDI

ETCP will offer opportunities for renewal credits for certification as well as paper and pencil exams at LDI 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada October 19 though 24.

Courses taught by ETCP Recognized Trainers and sponsored by The ESTA Foundation Seminars &Training Committee include: “Left Brain Rigging: An A-Z On Math and How it Applies to Rigging,” Johnny Perri (14 renewal credits); “Stage Rigging Fundamentals,” Jay O. Glerum (14 renewal credits); and “Left Brain Rigging Calculator,” Johnny Perri (seven renewal credits).

Three courses are offered by ETCP Recognized Training Programs: “FTSI Professional Automation Training: Navigator Programming and Equipment,” Fisher Technical Services (21 renewal credits); “Safely Building the Beast,” TOMCAT USA, Inc. (12 renewal credits) and “Overview of the Ion Control System,” (three renewal credits) and “Advanced Tips and Tricks for the Ion Control System,” (three renewal credits) – both taught by ETC.

ETCPThere are many other opportunities for ETCP Renewal credits and more information about these courses can be found here.

All three ETCP examinations will be given at LDI. The entertainment electrician exam is scheduled for Friday, October 22; the arena rigging exam is to be given the morning of Saturday, October 23; 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 30. Space is limited.

Candidate information, including eligibility requirements and applications, is available on the ETCP website. To have information mailed, contact Meredith Moseley-Bennett, ETCP Certification Manager, at 212-244-1505 or certification@esta.org.

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.

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 Actsafe, AMPTP, BASE Entertainment, Cirque du Soleil/MGM MIRAGE, CITT, Disney Theatrical Productions, ESTA, IAAM, IATSE, InfoComm, The League, Live Nation, PRG, TEA, and USITT. ETCP is an ESTA initiative created to promote industry safety.