CITT/ICTS is a member of the
CITT/ICTS is a member of the Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) Certification Council and its representative is Monique Corbeil, CITT/ICTS's National Coordinator.
The Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) has united an unprecedented group of industry organizations, businesses, and subject matter experts to craft a program of rigorous assessments for professional technicians. Because we’re focused on the health and safety of crews, performers, and audiences, we certify the following technicians: Arena Riggers, Theatre Riggers, Entertainment Electricians, and Portable Power Distribution Technicians.
Personnel certification is the voluntary process by which a nongovernmental organization grants recognition to an individual who has demonstrated mastery in a discipline. ETCP is responsible for:
ETCP Certification Council membership also includes the following entertainment business leaders:
In 2015, ETCP celebrated its 10th Anniversary! To view the anniversary edition of Protocol magazine, please click here.
To date, there are over 2000 certified technicians across North America, including 133 in Canada. For more information, please visit the ETCP website.
We endeavor to develop a Personnel Certification Program to the highest standards that recognizes individuals who have demonstrated knowledge, skills, and abilities in specific entertainment technology disciplines. By providing a thorough, independent assessment of aptitude, ETCP strives to enhance safety, improve performance, stimulate training, reduce workplace risk, and give due recognition to the professional skills of entertainment technicians.
The French certification exams are available in the paper and pencil version, unlike the English examinations, which are available online as well as in paper and pencil version. In addition, the ETCP online practice exams of 50 questions were also translated into French and are available online at a low cost.
* CQRHC intervention in the translation process
Cultural sector consensus has led the CQRHC (Conseil québecois des ressources humaines en culture) to recommend the Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) for the accreditation of experienced Theatre and Arena riggers. For more information on ETCP, visit their website.
The CQRHC has mandated Collège Lionel-Groulx to design and exclusively offer a 35-hour advanced professional development program for experienced riggers. For more information, visit their website (in French only).
The CQRHC was responding to a 2004 Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CSST) notice recommending certification for four hazardous occupations, one of which was rigging. The CQRHC benefited from the support of the Fonds de développement et de reconnaissance de la main-d’oeuvre (FDRCMO) while producing the French adaptation of the ETCP program and designing the 35-hour advanced professional development program.