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11 April 2012

Administration Fee Waived for Organizations Offering ETCP Paper and Pencil Exams in the Month of July

In order to keep the ETCP examinations fresh and current, the Subject Matter Experts have written new questions for the Arena Rigging examination. ETCP is set to launch these questions July 1, 2012. To gather the statistical data necessary to properly score the exam, it is essential that as many Arena Riggers as possible are tested during the month of July. To further this initiative, the test administration fee of $675 for groups of ten or more will be waived for the month of July. Candidate application fees will still apply and score reports will be delivered in 6-8 weeks.

The new test form for Theatre Rigging will be available late summer or early fall and the offer to waive the administration fee for that exam will be made to organizations at that time.

ETCP will send a proctor to you, but space must be provided by your organization. You can find a list of testing requirements at: http://etcp.plasa.org/onsiteexams.html. Test administration requests must be received 5 weeks prior to the exam date, and candidate application deadlines will be set by the Certification Manager. Candidates must fill out the "Pre-arranged Paper and Pencil Application Form", available on the website.

If your organization is interested in onsite paper and pencil examinations, please contact Meredith Moseley-Bennett, ETCP Certification Manager, at 212-244-1505 or etcp@plasa.org.

Candidate information, including eligibility requirements and applications, is available on the ETCP website http://etcp.plasa.org.

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, BASE Entertainment, Cirque du Soleil/MGM MIRAGE, CITT, Disney Theatrical Productions, IAVM, IATSE, InfoComm, The League, Live Nation, PRG, TEA, and USITT. ETCP is an ESTA initiative created to promote industry safety.

Notes to Editors:

PLASA is the lead professional body for businesses that supply technologies and services to the event, entertainment and installation industries. Operating from offices in Europe and North America, the Association provides business support services to its growing worldwide membership, writes industry standards, leads the development of qualifications and focuses on improving the business practices adopted by the industry. With over 1100 members worldwide, it represents one of the largest member networks in the industry.

PLASA also runs successful media and events divisions and is responsible for the industry-leading magazines Lighting&Sound International, Lighting&Sound America and Protocol and the PLASA Show in London, together with the European and North American regional PLASA Focus events.

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