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ETCP Questions

Discussion in 'Lighting and Electrics' started by porkchop, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. porkchop

    porkchop Well-Known Member

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    Another thread to prevent me from hijacking. Currently I would be amazed if I had enough points to get an ETCP Cert, but I'm starting to look at it because a future opportunity would give me tons of hours counting towards points and I'm not too terribly far from my degree. I did do a search and got some info (mostly off the ETCP website) but I still have questions. Namely what kind of work is countable towards points and what isn't, if I was a board-op or spot-op does that count, if I was in high school, but working for a professional company, if it was on a volunteer, educational, or salary basis and therefore there isn't a w-2 to prove my hours? Also my major is Computer Engineering, it's not a technical theatre degree, but I deal with high power and the "dangerous" parts of electricity just as much if not more in my degree program than at work. Is there a possibility of getting that counted an entertainment technology field?
     
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    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Best to address your questions directly to the ETCP Certification Coordinator.
    From http://etcp.esta.org/faq/faq.html
    How do I get more information?

    All candidate information, including handbooks, eligibility requirements and applications, is available on the ETCP website (http://etcp.esta.org), or if you would like the information mailed to you, please contact Meredith Moseley-Bennett, ETCP Certification Coordinator, at 212-244-1505 or [email protected] .
     
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    porkchop Well-Known Member

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    I searched the ETCP website pretty well I think, found the Employment History form (hidden overly well I think) and I currently have the handbook up on my other screen. These are the questions that came up after this. The original post was longer
     
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    Hey all!

    Now, I know I'm only 16 and can't actually take any of the exams I'll I'm at least 21. But my question hinges on the point system. Currently, I work for a production company in the area. I do lots of actual lighting work (hanging, cabling, patching, programming...) and my question is if I can take these experiences and hours and count then towards the 30 needed points? Or do you have to be a certain age to start accumulation points?

    Thanks!
     
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    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    I suspect you don't have to be 21 to start accumulating eligibility points, but as always, Meredith Moseley-Bennett, ETCP Certification Manager, [email protected] will have the correct and definitive answer.
     

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