Pre-conference workshop: ERD Certified Pyrotechnics Safety and Legal Awareness Course

August 15, 2018, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Presented by CITT/ICTS and AirMagic Special Effects

When: Wednesday August 15 2018 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Marilyn I Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Room 156 and the Arena Floor of the Meridian Centre
  • FREE for CITT/ICTS members registered as delegates for Rendez-vous 2018 BEFORE July 1st (email Sara at for the access code)
  • CITT/ICTS Members (without Rendez-vous 2018 delegate pass, or after June 15) - 80$ + HST
  • Non-members: 200$ + HST

Course Description:

Special Effect Pyrotechnics (Type F.3) are high-hazard pyrotechnics articles designed for use by professionals. These articles include items such as Gerbs, Mines, and Comets. These articles would be used in theatre productions, concerts and on film sets. Completion of the Pyrotechnics Safety and Legal Awareness Course is mandatory prior to certification as Pyrotechnician - Fireworks/Operator by ERD.

The Explosives Regulatory Division (ERD) of Natural Resources Canada regulates theatrical pyrotechnics and issues Fireworks Operator certificates. An ROT will be issued at the conclusion of the course. To obtain certification applicants must send a copy of the ROT, a picture and $100 to ERD. All of this will be explained on the day.

Presenter: Mark Fine

Mark has designed, collaborated and consulted on effects from Natural Gas and Propane flames at the Stratford Festival and the COC, to Water, Pyrotechnics, Fog, Mist, and Confetti at the Mirvish theatres, to a myriad of Effects on stages, in arenas, stadiums and halls from coast to coast.