New York, NY (USA)
- The Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) has launched practice exams for the Rigger-Arena, Rigger-Theatre and Entertainment Electrician certification exams. The web-based practice exams consist of fifty questions and are available since July 15, 2009 for thirty-five dollars (USD) at www.goamp.com
. Candidates should go to “Candidates” and then follow the menu to ETCP, where they can choose one of the three exams. A French version of both Rigger-Arena and Rigger-Theatre exams will be offered in early 2010.
The ETCP Council understands that there is a certain amount of fear surrounding the exams because many candidates have not taken an exam in quite some time or may be unfamiliar with computer-based testing. The fifty-questions practice exams will provide candidates with a valuable tool for self-assessment. There is no application process with the practice exams; so any interested candidate will be able to take the exam privately at home, at the office or on the road, whenever it is most convenient for him or her.
“Every day, I speak with candidates who are intimidated by this exam”, says Meredith Moseley-Bennett, the ETCP Certification Manager. “Our hope is that the candidates who opt to take the practice exams will go into the actual exam feeling more comfortable and confident because they have gotten a general sense of the exams beforehand. Since the practice exams are about one-third of the test questions of the final exams, the candidates can time themselves for one hour to make sure they are answering the questions within the proper timeframe. At the end of the practice exams, candidates will be provided with a score report that is divided into the broad areas of the content outline which will help them get a sense of the areas that need more attention in preparation for the exam.”
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, The League, Live Nation, PRG, NBC Universal, SHAPE, TEA, and USITT. ETCP is an ESTA initiative created to promote industry safety.
Information: Meredith Moseley-Bennett