I.A.T.S.E. Local 22 Testing 2023
Exams to advance to the C lists will be administered by the Local this summer.
The C Test: Friday, September 15th at the
Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 4:00 PM, Friday, September 8th.
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 C list, the individual must have no less than one-half of a year of experience performing the work of a stagehand in the territorial jurisdiction of local 22 immediately prior to referral. Please see the Referral Rules and Procedures on the Local 22 website (under the Information Tab) or visit the Union Office for a copy of the document.
All applications MUST be made in writing to the Union Office.
Please use the form provided in this letter. You must provide appropriate documentation for your years of service: W-2 forms, yearend check stubs, benefit summaries from the Union Benefits office, or other proof of work experience.
If you anticipate difficulties 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 confidentiality, 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 office confirming 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 Business Agent two (2) hours before the scheduled test time. If you do NOT call the 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.
The passing grade for this test is 85%.
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 finish 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, smart 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 medication, please bring it with you. If there is an emergency, or you are waiting for notification of an event, you can be contacted via the Testing Chair. Contact the office 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.
Anyone may review their test with the President of Local 22, whether you passed or not.
If you did not pass, but you earned a score of 80% or better on each section of the test, you may appeal questions you think were incorrectly marked. Contact the office no later than two weeks after you have received your score to make an appointment to review your test. You may file your appeal when you review your test.
You can download Study Guides for each of the tests below:
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