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I.A.T.S.E. Local 22 Testing 2020

Due to the covid-19 pandemic we have lost the ability to schedule upcoming tests.  As the situation develops we will continue to update this page.

Who can take the test?

Any individual who meets the requirements set down in the Local 22 Referral Rules and Procedures, and who is working under the referral is eligible to take this test.  For the A list, seven (7) out or the last ten (10) year of service is required. For the B list, four (4) out of the last six (6) years of service is required. One year of service is 1400 hours, 

For further information, please see the Referral Rules and Procedures on the Local 22 website (under the Information Tab) or visit the Union Of?ce for a copy of the document. All applications MUST be made in writing to the Union Of?ce.

Please us the form provided with this letter.

You must provide appropriate documentation for your years of service:

W-2 forms, year end check stubs, bene?t summaries from the Union Bene?ts of?ce, or other proof of work experience.

If you anticipate diffculties in taking the exam due to your current physical condition or due to a disability, please inform us upon registration. We will make every effort to accommodate your needs. If you prefer more con?dentiality, please contact the Testing Chair, Lorna Worley, to explain your concerns.

How the test works:

Register using the form. You will get a call from the offce confrming your eligibility to take the exam. Or you may get a call asking you to verify more hours from other sources if you did not initially meet the requirements. Show up on the scheduled day and time. Please note that the exam has the same status as a “work” or “show” call. If for any reason you cannot take the test on the scheduled day and time, you MUST call the Call Steward or the Business Agent two (2) hours before the scheduled test time. If you do NOT call the Call Steward or Business Agent two (2) hours before the start time, you will be subject to disciplinary action by the Union.

Bring your tools to the Practical Exam. You will not need them for the Written. The passing grade for this test is 85% on both sections of the test. A combined score is not allowed.

What to expect:

This can be a long day. If a lot of people register, it may take several hours to administer the practical exam and you may spend some time waiting to ?nish all the stations. Please bring your lunch and any snacks or drinks you might want. Food will not be provided. Once you have entered the testing area, we cannot let you leave until you have completed the exam. You may bring something to read as long as it is not testing materials. Newspapers and books are good choices. The Backstage Handbook is not. If you bring any digital devices - phones, tablets, watches, etc. - you will be asked to turn them over to the check in desk for the duration of the test. Do not bring study materials with you. Those will also be checked at the desk.

You will not be permitted to return to your car, so if you need medications, please bring them. If there is an emergency, or you are waiting for noti?cation of an event, you can be contacted via the Testing Chair. Contact the of?ce for further information.

Did I pass? We grade the exams as soon as we can. And we double check them again and again. It may take a week, depending on how busy work is and how many took the test. Within a week, the of?ce should notify you of your grade.

Anyone may review their test with the President of Local 22, whether you passed or not.

If you did not pass, but you made a score of 80% or better on each section of the test, you may appeal questions you think were incorrectly marked. Contact the of?ce no later than two weeks after you have received your score to make an appointment to review your test. You may ?le your appeal when you review your test.

What should I study?

Everything. The exam is a comprehensive exercise in being a stagehand, not just as an electrician, or a rigger or a carpenter, for example. We recommend that you obtain a copy of the Local 22 Study Guide. These are available form the of?ce or on our website. On the guide is a short list of tests which you may ?nd useful. These books are available in many bookstores or online. There are also many websites related to stagecraft on the internet. These can be a very good source for up to date information. Do not overlook the valuable information available from the people you work with every day! Ask questions, if you have questions. You should also take advantage of the classes offered by Local 22’s Training and Education Department. It is important to note that every effort is being made in these classes to provide full knowledge of professional technical theater, but they are not teaching the test.

In order to balance the numbers of test takers, the of?ce will hold the right to assign the test session you will attend. If you apply to take exam, you will be expected to ful?ll your commitment and appear on the assigned day and at the correct time. There will not be a “make-up exam”. This is an investment in your career and we hope you will treat it as such. You must show up on time, and be prepared to work. Just like reporting to work, your tools are required.

In Solidarity

The Local 22 Testing Committee Lorna Worley, Chairperson

You can download Study Guides for each of the tests below:

Download C Test Study Guide

Download B Test Study Guide

Download A Test Study Guide

INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCE OF THEATRICAL STAGE EMPLOYEES, MOVING PICTURE TECHNICIANS, ARTISTS AND ALLIED CRAFTS OF THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA I.A.T.S.E. Local 22 1810 Hamlin Street, NE Washington, DC 20018-2459 www.iatselocal22.com        Phone 202.269.0212         Fax 202.635.0212
Download: 2020 Winter C-Test Ancmnt.docx

Page Last Updated: Dec 17, 2019 (10:11:00)
IATSE Local 22
1810 Hamlin St. NE
Washington, DC 20018

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