February 21, 2010
The Conseil québécois des ressources humaines en culture (CQRHC) and CITT are pleased to announce that the ETCP exams for entertainment riggers will be available in French as of spring 2010.
After five months of work, CITT is very proud to announce that the inaugural administration of the French paper and pencil ETCP Arena and Theatre Rigging exams will take place in Montréal on Tuesday April 27, 2010 on the eve of the opening of EN COULISSE at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. Another first: both French and English paper and pen exams will be administrated simultaneously. In the meantime, interested French-speaking riggers can assess their skills prior to applying for the certification exam by taking the 50-question rigging practice exams, which will be launched on-line on March 1, 2010. For the English version of the practice exams, please click here. For more information about the English ETCP rigging certification exams, please click here or contact Monique Corbeil at the CITT National Office.
The French certification exams will be available only in the paper and pencil format. CITT, through its regional sections will work towards ensuring Francophone riggers have regular access to the exams throughout the year.
The SMEs for arena rigging were Patrick Chassin, Hugo Hamel, François Laurion, Stéphane Mayrand, Ewen Seagel and Claude Sergerie. The SMEs for theatre rigging were David Charbonneau, Jean-François Dubé, Jean-Yves Laroche, Pierre Masse, Colin Noël, and Brian Parker.
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 AMPTP, BASE Entertainment, Broadway Across America, The Broadway League, Cirque du Soleil / MGM MIRAGE, CITT, Disney Theatrical Productions, ESTA, IAAM, IATSE, InfoComm, Live Nation, NBC Universal, PRG, SHAPE, TEA, and USITT. ETCP is an ESTA initiative created to promote industry safety.