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ETCP Extends Exam Deadline

Jacob Coakley • Industry News • January 29, 2007

PHOENIX, AZ — The ETCP Council has extended the application deadline to February 9, 2007 for the Entertainment Electrician, Arena Rigging and Theatre Rigging examinations being offered at USITT. Space is limited, so those wishing to take the exams are advised to submit applications as soon as possible. Those who pass the tests will become ETCP Certified in their chosen field.

Examinations will be held Saturday, March 17, 2007 in conjunction with the USITT Conference and Stage Expo in Phoenix, Ariz. The electrical certifications are designed for experienced electricians (including leads, supervisors and managers of entertainment electrical work). The rigging certifications are designed for experienced riggers (rigging supervisors, high steel riggers, fly-persons, etc).

If you apply and are accepted to sit for the exam, but end up with a last minute job, you have up to one year to take the exam at a computer testing center or at another paper and pencil administration.

Candidate information, including eligibility requirements and applications, is available on the ETCP Web site (, or if you would like the information mailed to you, please contact Cathy Amos, ETCP certification coordinator, at 212-244-1505 or

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