ETCP Information Q&A Session

August 12, 2022, 3:45 - 4:45 PM

All hours are Mountain Daylight Time (MDT)

Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) Information Q&A Session

TEC Talk

ETCP Certified technicians represent the top third of the industry! ETCP offers four certifications: Arena - Rigging, Theatre - Rigging, Entertainment Electrician, and Portable Power Distribution Technician recognized in North America. ETCP promotes safety and continuing education. ETCP is a valuable asset for the industry.

Attend the ETCP Information Session at CITT/ICTS Rendez-vous to learn about the ETCP Certification program. Come, ask questions, and learn what it takes to earn your ETCP certification and maintain your certified status. Your career is worth it!

After attending this presentation, attendees will understand the requirements of becoming ETCP Certified and be able to chart their path of work hours, education, knowledge, and skillset required to apply and sit for the exam.

Date, Time & Location: Friday August 12, 2022 | 15:45 - 16:45 MDT | MECC - Cassio AB Room + Via Zoom
Full Conference Pass Virtual-Only: YES (link will be sent to registrants via email)
Duration: 90 mins
Level: Introduction
Discipline: Lighting; Rigging; Electrics.

Presenter: Bill Sapsis, Sapsis Rigging Inc.

Bill Sapsis, President of Sapsis Rigging Inc., began his career in 1972. His work on Broadway includes the original productions of A Chorus Line and The Runner Stumbles. Bill opened Sapsis Rigging in 1981 and has grown the company into a multi-faceted installation/production/service company with clients on six continents.

Bill’s articles and lectures on rigging and safety can be found in numerous publications worldwide. He has authored two books; Heads and Tales and Entertainment Rigging for the 21st Century.  Bill is the chair of the ETCP Arena Subject Matter Experts and a member of the ETCP Council. He serves on ESTA's Technical Standards Committee and is co-Chair of the ANSI accredited Rigging Working Group. Bill sits on the Board of Directors for the Behind the Scenes Charity. 

Bill is a USITT Fellow and a member of ABTT. He is a founding member of the Long Reach Long Riders, an industry based charity motorcycle group. He is the Executive Producer of BackStage Pass, a video interview series on YouTube and an organizer of the ESTA/USITT New World Rigging Symposium. Bill is also the Executive Director Emeritus of the North American Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference (NATEAC).