Education

Training Links

IATSE
 
InfoComm
Audiovisual communications technologies are exploding throughout the Entertainment and Exhibition industries. Trade shows, live performances, sales and corporate presentations, movies, television, theatre, and educational seminars are using these technologies more and in innovative ways. This explosion has created a need for more and better trained personnel to install, maintain, and operate the equipment. Seeing the opportunity for IATSE members, the International has entered into a partnership with InfoComm International to provide InfoComm benefits and membership to all IATSE members, and to promote the importance of trained AV professionals.
 
http://www.iatse.net/member-education/iatse-infocomm-partnership
 
Lynda
In the fall of 2015, in a continuing effort to provide professional development opportunities for all IATSE members, the Education and Training Department added a valuable new tool to our training arsenal – lynda.com. Through this partnership, subscribed members have had unlimited access to lynda.com’s online library of over 3,500 high quality instructional videos across a wide spectrum of technologies. To date, over 6,300 members have subscribed to lynda.com through the IATSE and have had access to courses in audio visual, animation, design, photography, business writing, negotiation, conflict resolution, communication, and more – and more members enroll every day.
 
http://www.iatse.net/member-education/lynda
 
Rigging
 
Stage Rigging
Stage Rigging is an ETCP recognized training facility. We maintain a large staff of ETCP recognized trainers. This class (course) covers topics that are listed as being in the content outline for the ETCP Arena Rigging Exam.
 
http://www.stage-rigging.net/training.html
 
Ropeworks
Ropeworks provides industry-leading training in rope access, tower climbing and rescue. All Ropeworks instructors are certified IRATA or SPRAT professionals and skilled educators who actively work at height. Ropeworks courses go beyond merely teaching skills. We deliver a well-designed and disciplined system for working at height. Any course we offer can be delivered on a custom basis to clients throughout North America and internationally.
 
http://www.ropeworks.com/train.htm
 
Click the link to download Miller Fall Protections PDF explaining the ANSI regulations for Fall Arrest and Rescue

Understanding the ANSI Z359 Fall Protection Code

 
Certifications
 
CTS
A Certified Technology Specialist is a recognized certification for experienced AV workers
 
https://www.infocomm.org/cps/rde/xchg/infocomm/hs.xsl/21952.htm
 
 
ETCP
The Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP), focuses on disciplines that directly affect the health and safety of crews, performers, and audiences. There are two areas of certification - electrical skills and rigging skills, and an entertainment technician may take exams to hold one or more of the following certifications: Rigger–Arena, Rigger–Theatre, Entertainment Electrician and Portable Power Distribution Technician.
 
http://etcp.esta.org
 
SPRAT
Rope access provides a safe, cost-effective, and efficient means of accessing structures and geologic features for inspection, maintenance, and construction.
 
https://sprat.org