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Portable Power Distributioni and Electrics Online is a complete course covering most topics in the ETCP Entertainment Electrics and ETCP Portable Power Distribution Technician Certification outline. The course includes a series of videos presented by ETCP Recognized Trainer Richard Cadena. Each of the 48 videos is a 10- to 15-minute presentation and covers a single topic related to live event production electrics, followed by a short quiz to test your knowledge and retention. Topics include DC electricity, terminology, basic circuits, Ohm's law, DC power, AC electricity, impedance, AC power, phase angles, power factor, 3-phase power, harmonics, electrical safety, imminent danger, human reaction to electrical current, lockout/tagout, arc flash, arc blast, boundaries of protection, categories of meters, codes and regulations, portable power generators, transformers, HMTs, grounding, enclosure ratings, over current protection, GFCIs, and more. Additional resources are also offered, such as video, reading material, and web pages.


This course covers topics that are listed as being in the content outline for the ETCP Entertainment Electrician Certification Exam and the ETCP Portable Power Distribution Technician Certification Exam. 

  • ETCP re-certification credits for certified entertainment electricians 
  • Complete information for beginners as well as experienced professionals including lighting, audio, and video techs and production electricians

Portable Power Distribution and Electrics Online Course

    • 24-hour online access
    • Up to one year to complete the course
    • Quizzes are graded as you go
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