In order to keep the ETCP examinations fresh and current, the Subject Matter Experts have written new questions for the Arena Rigging examination. ETCP is set to launch these questions July 1, 2012. To gather the statistical data necessary to properly score the exam, it is essential that as many Arena Riggers as possible are tested during the month of July. To further this initiative, the test administration fee of $675 US (in the United States or $1050 in Canada) for groups of ten or more will be waived for the month of July. Candidate application fees will still apply and score reports will be delivered in 6-8 weeks.
The new test form for Theatre Rigging will be available late summer or early fall and the offer to waive the administration fee for that exam will be made to organizations at that time.
ETCP will send a proctor to you, but space must be provided by your organization. You can find a list of testing requirements at: etcp.plasa.org/onsiteexams.html. Test administration requests must be received 5 weeks prior to the exam date, and candidate application deadlines will be set by the Certification Manager. Candidates must fill out the “Pre-arranged Paper and Pencil Application Form,” available on the website.
If your organization is interested in onsite paper and pencil examinations, please contact Meredith Moseley-Bennett, ETCP Certification Manager, at 212-244-1505 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Candidate information, including eligibility requirements and applications, is available on the ETCP website etcp.plasa.org.
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 PLASA, Actsafe, AMPTP, BASE Entertainment, Cirque du Soleil/MGM MIRAGE, CITT, Disney Theatrical Productions, IAVM, IATSE, InfoComm, The League, Live Nation, PRG, TEA, and USITT. ETCP is an ESTA initiative created to promote industry safety.