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eset practical exams

The next round of practical exams in Rigging, Lighting & Electrics and Costuming will be offered in St. Louis in conjunction with the Annual Conference on Wednesday, March 14 from 10am- 2pm at a local venue. Testing slots will be limited and the participant will have had to pass both the pre-requisite, Basic Terms & Safety and their subject specific online exams by February 28, 2018

Rigging

 

The practical exam is supervised by an authorized proctor.  The proctor will follow the rubric sheet and guide you through the four stations and may include:​​

 

  • Equipment Basics: Names and functions of the components that comprise counterweight, fire curtain, and dead hung systems.

  • Termination Basics: The differences in style, hardware, efficiency, and the basic how-to.

  • Standards Basics: Who is watching out for you, how they help, and what they do.

  • Math Basics: design factor, WLL, etc. There are no equations in the exam.

  • Fall-Arrest: The core concepts of harness type and safety

  • Counterweight Rigging: Touches on everything from safety to governing concepts, operation, and single vs. double purchase.

  • Chain Motors: Covers basic operation, hanging points, and arena symbols.

Lighting & Electrics

 

The practical exam is supervised by an authorized proctor.  The proctor will follow the rubric sheet and guide you through the stations.

 

  • Hang and Focus

  • Read a Light Plot

  • DMX Fixture Addressing

  • Lamp Replacement

  • Troubleshooting

  • Wiring Plugs