All three ETCP examinations will be held at USITT in Cincinnati, OH on the morning of Saturday, March 21, 2015. Candidates who wish to take more than one exam should contact ETCP. USITT members and employees receive a $100 discount on examination fees. Interested applicants must submit their application, along with supporting materials and fee, to the ETCP office no later than February 28, 2015. The ETCP office is located at 630 9th Ave, Suite 609, New York, New York, 10036.
Candidate information, including eligibility requirements and applications, is available on the ETCP website. Materials can also be mailed by contacting Meredith Moseley-Bennett, ETCP Certification Manager, at 212-244-1505 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those unable to make it to USITT are encouraged to register and take an exam at one of over 190 computer based testing centers across the U.S. and Canada. After an application has been received and accepted, candidates will be sent information on how to schedule an examination at a site, date, and time that is convenient for them.
ETCP provides evidence of technical proficiency and professionalism in the industry. Having ETCP Certification shows which technicians are in the top third of the industry professionals in North America. Furthermore, to maintain certification, continuing education credits must be accrued to prove certified technicians are current with industry developments and practices. ETCP has issued over 2100 certifications to date.
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, Cirque du Soleil/MGM MIRAGE, CITT, Disney Theatrical Productions, IAVM, IATSE, InfoComm, The League, Live Nation, PRG, TEA, and USITT. ETCP is a PLASA initiative created to promote industry safety.