Funding for individuals

Certification Reimbursement

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We reimburse IATSE workers who successfully obtain approved industry certifications and recertifications for the cost of the certification exam. Review courses and other fees incurred during the certification or recertification process are not reimbursable, and we can't reimburse for multiple attempts at passing an exam.

Approved Certifications

First Aid/CPR/AED Certification – up to $100 | Live classroom courses are offered through the American Red CrossCanadian Red Cross, and American Heart Association. Online only courses are not eligible for reimbursement.

CTS Certification & Recertification – up to $300

ETCP Certification & Recertification for Arena Rigger, Theater Rigger, Entertainment Electrician, Portable Power Distribution Technician – up to $550

SPRAT Certification & Recertification – up to $1,600

How Do I Request Reimbursement?

Download the Certification Reimbursement Application and attach proof of payment and proof of certification when you email us:

We can't issue reimbursements without proof of payment and proof of certification or recertification. Proof of certification must be in the form of a scanned or clearly photographed official certification. Proof of payment must to be in the form of an official receipt from the certifying agency or organization offering the exam for certification and must clearly reference payment for the applicant’s fees. If another source is making partial reimbursement, proof of the amount of that reimbursement is required from that source.

Please allow 4-6 weeks for reimbursement processing. You must submit your application within six months of the examination date or within the calendar year that you took the exam. This is a first-come, first-served program as the budget permits.