Professional Organizations

ETCP/PLASA

The Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) is an industry-wide program that has brought together an unprecedented group of industry organizations, businesses and individuals to create a program of rigorous assessments for professional technicians. ETCP focuses on disciplines that directly affect the health and safety of crews, performers, and audiences. You may become certified through ETCP in the following areas: Rigger – ArenaRigger – Theatre, and Entertainment Electrician

InfoComm

InfoComm International is the trade association representing the professional audiovisual and information communications industries worldwide.

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USITT

The United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) is a place to network, exchange ideas, and grow. We have been serving professionals and pre-professionals in design, production, and technology for the performing arts since 1960.

This section contains the latest information about USITT Presents programs.

EVENT SAFETY ALLIANCE

The Event Safety Alliance (ESA) is a non-profit safety trade association dedicated to promoting the concept of “life safety first” during all phases of event production.  The Event Safety Alliance strives to eliminate the knowledge barrier that often contributes to unsafe conditions and behaviors through the promotion of best practices and the development of training and planning resources.