The Essential Skills for the Entertainment Technician exams provide an assessment of a uniform set of criteria, basic knowledge, and skills for theatre and live performance technicians to promote more productive and safer environments for the entertainment industry.
Test new or potential employees for basics skills and knowledge.
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Industry-vetted baseline exam to add to your resource toolbox
for high school, CTE program, or university students.
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eSET offers a certificate for passing each level. Each step builds on the last.
To sit for the Level 2 online exam, the candidate must possess the Level 1 online exam certificate.
Technicians holding this certificate have passed a 50 question exam covering a full range of high school level questions on all topics: basics & safety, venue, personnel, audio, costume & wardrobe, lighting, electrics and projections, rigging, & scenic.
Technicians holding this certificate have passed a 100 question exam covering workplace safety, stage directions, basic theatre architecture, and basic job descriptions common to the entertainment industry.
Technicians holding these certificates have passed at least one of the concentration specific online technical exams. Each of these exams is 100 questions, covering safety, vocabulary, equipment recognition, area specific jobs and more. To sit for this exam, the candidate must hold a Level 1 certificate. Topical examinations currently available:
Level 3 – Practical
Practical Technicians holding these certificates have passed a practical exam with a proctor from the installation, manufacturing, commercial theatre, or regional theatre side of the industry. To sit for this exam, the candidate must hold a Level 2 certificate. These certificates are available in most of the area concentrations. More information coming soon on how to schedule a practical and to see dates for upcoming practicals.
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