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CM-ET RTC Motor Certification Workshop

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Program Information

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The Motor Certification Workshop is a combination of lecture and hands-on instruction, with emphasis on safety and maintenance care for CM Lodestar and Prostar Chain Hoists. The program also delves deeply into electrical theory and troubleshooting of the popular Lodestar and Prostar hoists.

A written exam will be performed at the conclusion of the two-day training program to test participants’ comprehension of materials. A certification of training will be awarded.  

What does the program offer?

Participants taking the hoist certification training will leave the two-day workshop with: 

  • A clear understanding of industry standards and regulations (ASME, ANSI & OSHA)
  • Current CMCO requirements for inspection
  • Instruction in how Lodestar and Prostar hoists operate
  • Instruction on how brakes operate
  • Knowledge of inspection requirements and what to look for during a routine maintenance and inspection
  • Knowledge of load testing requirements
  • Confidence and knowledge in troubleshooting hoist problems

Who should apply?

This program is for theatre technicians, including anyone who needs to meet OSHA or ASME requirements, receive rigging certification, or simply gain best practices to ensure a safer work environment. 

To register for this workshop, it is strongly recommended that individuals have successfully completed the one-day online course: CM-ET Lodestar Maintenance Training within the past three years, and work regularly with Lodestar or Prostar hoists.


What's Included

Single or Shared RoomRead MoreClose

When applying, choose between staying in a single or a shared bedroom on the Banff Centre campus for the duration of your program.

Get connected with other artists on campus and focus on your projects in a creative environment while we take care of the day-to-day essentials.

Full Flex Meal PlanRead MoreClose

Using a credit-based system to dine on campus, our flexible meal plans allow you to select meals according to your own needs during your stay.

The Full Flex meal plan includes $40 credit per day, equivalent to breakfast, lunch, and dinner in Vistas Dining Room.

Gym MembershipRead MoreClose

Your program fee includes free access to the swimming pool, climbing gym, and fitness suite as well as discounted rates for classes at the Sally Borden Fitness and Recreation Centre.

Paul D. Fleck Library and ArchivesRead MoreClose

Access a wide range of publications, books, music, and films in the Paul D. Fleck Library and Archives, open six days a week.

Participant ResourcesRead MoreClose

Enrich your experience and get to know other artists on campus by taking advantage of the activities and support provided by our Participant Resources team.

Fees & Financial Assistance

Program Fee Only
Program Fee with Single Accommodation and Meals
Program Fee with Shared Accommodation and Meals

Application fee: $35

The registration fee and a non-refundable deposit of $100 CDN are payable when you register to secure your place in the workshop. Full fees payable by 12 noon on January 11, 2019.

How to Apply

It is important to be aware of all steps included in submitting your application.
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All programs, faculty, dates, fees, and offers of financial assistance are subject to change. Program fee is subject to applicable taxes. Non-refundable fees and deposits will be retained upon cancellation. Any other fees are refunded at the discretion of the Banff Centre. The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.

Contact the Registrar

For questions on preparing your application, please contact the Office of the Registrar:

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