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Testing Company Classifies ETCP Certified Technicians as Essential Personnel

PLSN Staff • News • April 20, 2020


NYC– Effective immediately, eligible Candidates who have received a notification of acceptance from one of the four examinations offered by the Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) may begin scheduling appointments at PSI’s owned and operated testing centers.

Not certified? You can apply now! ETCP is accepting applications from eligible riggers, entertainment electricians and portable power distribution technicians. We have waived the “rush fee,” and those who are accepted will be processed as quickly as possible.

PSI has recognized the impact that ETCP’ Certified Technicians are making by dedicating their equipment and knowledge to this critical initiative. The ETCP Program has been added to the list of credentialing programs that certify essential personnel. as they will be allowed to work alongside healthcare workers, law enforcement, and first responders charged with building field hospitals to aid in the fight against COVID-19. Currently, PSI’s testing centers are available to only those deemed as essential personnel. Interested candidates will be provided with testing center locations.

“PSI was honored to serve ETCP and their stakeholders, by ensuring that testing for professional technicians was made possible in this difficult time. We’re confident that the necessary knowledge, skills, and experience required of certificants confirms their deep desire to provide for the health and safety of the public. Every day, ETCP certificants prove that they’re the best technicians for their roles.” –Rory McCorkle Senior Vice President, Certification and Education Services, PSI.

If you are an entertainment technician and are interested and available and interested in being contacted to aid in the effort, please sign up here:

ETCP is an Entertainment Services & Technology Association (ESTA) initiative created to promote industry safety. ETCP is an Entertainment Services & Technology Association (ESTA) initiative created to promote industry safety. The ETCP Council members are key leaders includes ESTA, AMPTP, Cirque du Soleil, CITT/ICTS, Disney Theatrical Productions, Disney Parks and Resorts, IAVM, IATSE, The Broadway League, Live Nation, NBC Universal, PRG, PSAV, TEA, and USITT.

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