The Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) announced the program has now certified 1,000 arena riggers throughout North America. Since 2006, ETCP has issued a total of 2,350 certifications held by 1,978 individuals in the areas of Rigger – Arena, Rigger – Theatre, Entertainment Electrician and the newly developed Portable Power Distribution Technician. ETCP has provided an easy-to-use search function for anyone to find a Certified Technicians within your area. The list is searchable by Name, Certification, City, State, or Union Affiliation at http://etcp.esta.org/cert_technicians/search.php.
“Congratulations to ETCP on certifying its 1,000th arena rigger,” said Bill Sapsis, ETCP Arena – Rigging SME chair. “My entire Arena Rigging Subject Matter Experts Team and I are thrilled that we reached such an important milestone. Not only does this mean that all of our hard work writing the exam is being put to good use, but also having that many qualified riggers in the work force means the industry is that much safer. Now we can start working on reaching the 2,000 mark.”
“One thousand ETCP Certified Arena Riggers is an amazing number, added ESTA President Jules Lauve. “However, equally as amazing but impossible to quantify is the great degree to which our industry has been made safer and more efficient. Congratulations to all certificants and everyone who participates in creating and operating the program.”
Interested in studying for one of the examinations? ETCP offers practice examinations for the Arena, Theatre and Electrical certifications and a practice exam for the Portable Power Distribution Technician certification will be offered in April 2017. Looking for other ways to study? Form a study group or attend training events. Over 2,100 technicians have joined the ETCP Study Group on Facebook which includes Certified Technicians who are more than willing to answer questions for those preparing for the exams.