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Learn the critical skills you need to work effectively in live event production.

This 5-day training program is a combination of CM-ET’s well-known RTC training plus hands-on rope access and rigging training. Manufacturers’ representatives from Xtreme Structures & Fabrication and Motion Laboratories will also be on hand to teach proper safety and use of truss and motor control systems.

Rigging Techniques – 3 to 5 Days

  • Structure Climbing and Work Positioning
  • Rope Access, Ascending, Descending, and Rescue
  • Entertainment Rigging
  • Truss Use and Inspection
  • Motor Control and Load Monitoring

Participants receive 24 to 36 points towards the renewal of their ETCP Certification.


RTC Motor Certification School – 2 Days

This ETCP-recognized training session covers all aspects of the design and operation of hoists, maintenance needs, inspection requirements and troubleshooting procedures. This course also delves deep into electrical theory and troubleshooting of the popular Lodestar and Prostar hoists.

Participants receive 12 points towards the renewal of their ETCP Certification.

Meet Your Trainers

Dave Carmack has more than 40 years of service with CM and has served many roles during his tenure. From 20 years of manufacturing the Lodestar, to Engineering Research and Development Lab Technician and Product Engineer before becoming Entertainment Trainer. Dave has taught classes on 6 of the 7 continents.

Bob Lannon is an ETCP Arena /Theater certified rigger, Society of Rope Access Level 3 Technician and CM Certified Hoist Technician. He is a working Entertainment and Traveling production Rigger with over 20 years of experience working at height in the Entertainment, Building Maintenance, and Media Marketing Industries. He has worked on a variety of locations and structures from Arenas and Stadiums, High Rise Buildings, Towers, and Smoke Stacks.

Hotel Info:

We have a block of rooms reserved at the Hyatt – Chicago Midway Airport.

Please use the link below before 3/15/2019 to secure the discounted rate of $129 per night.

Hyatt Chicago Midway – Book by 3/15/2019