ETCP Certification and Renewals

Previously, we had mentioned that while attending the James Thomas Engineering Rigging Experience next week, fifty to one-hundred percent of the time you spend will go towards Entertainment Technician Certification Program, or ETCP, renewal credits. However, what exactly is this program all about?

According to the official website, ETCP “focuses on disciplines that directly affect the health and safety of crews, performers and audiences. There are two areas of certification – electrical skills and rigging skills, and an entertainment technician may take exams to hold one or more of the following certifications: Rigger—Arena, Rigger—Theatre, and Entertainment Electrician.” 

Once you’ve received your certification, you need to maintain it by having it renewed every five years. So the question is, how do you go about doing this? 

“To maintain the ETCP certification, a certified entertainment rigger must accumulate 40 renewal credits of continued training/professional development OR retake the certification examination and accumulate a minimum of 10 renewal credits of continued training/professional development over the 5 year period following the examination.”

By attending the
James Thomas Engineering
Rigging Experience and receiving your certificate, you will be taking another big step towards maintaining your title as an ETCP certified technician – and we all know how important such a title can be in this industry!

For more information on the ETCP certification renewals, visit the
Entertainment Technician Certification Program’s official website and we’ll see you all next week!