Category Archives: Road technician certification

Designed for advanced motor technicians, this 16-hour class will give students hands-on experience operating, inspecting and troubleshooting our industry-leading CM-ET Lodestar and CM-ET Prostar motors. Upon successful completion of this course the participant will receive a 5 year certification for CM motors. This class counts towards 12 ETCP renewal credits.

New Executive Committee

Hello friends,

The election results are in and I’m proud to announce the election of Kearston Dillard-Scott as our new member-at-large for the northern section and Seth Schwartz are our new treasurer. Both have demonstrated a passion for technical education within the mid-Atlantic region and we’re looking forward to their additional service on the executive committee.

Our previous members – Justin Stockton and Gregg Schraven – have served diligently over the years and I’d like to give a special shout out to them for their service.

Thank you, Justin.

Thank you, Gregg.

You’ve both taken this organization to the next level and we hope to do you proud moving on.

It does take a team of like-minded individuals who are willing to step out of their comfort zone in order to move the needle of education. We are deeply appreciative of those who have stepped up and those who have contributed where they can – whether it’s monetarily or with their time. Thank you. 

For those of you who are wondering where you can contribute or how you can take advantage of Chesapeake resources, please email us at


Jeremiah Brophy. Chair


Congratulations to Kim Griffin and Orli Bernstein for winning full ride passes to the USITT National Conference in Louisville, KY March 20-23.

There were a large number of qualified entrants this year.

Whether you got the award, submitted or didn’t, we are a tribe. We get better every day. Stick together and support one another. It’s a smaller world than you think. Stay teachable and motivated.

Find a mentor.

Have a good attitude if for no other reason than you’re supporting a social enterprise that DOES change lives.


Jeremiah Brophy

Chair, USITT Chesapeake

Chesapeake Sponsorship

DESIGN/TECHNICAL Students in the region of the Chesapeake Section of USITT

USITT Chesapeake is happy to announce that we have been given a limited number of full-conference passes to the national conference inLouisville this coming March. 

We would like to award students in our region who have an interest in attending. 

If you are interested, here are the requirements:

Write a 200-word essay telling the Chesapeake board – Why USITT is important to you, and what you think going to the conference will do for you as a person wanting to work in this profession.

Your essay will be judged as follows:

50% (give 0-5 points) clearly communicates importance of USITT.

40% (give 0-4 points) clearly communicates expectation of conference effect on future.

10% (give 0-1 points) under 200 words. 

Pretty easy!  If awarded the full-conference pass, all we ask is that you join our region, and become involved.  Even if you don’t get a pass, join us!!!

Deadline:    January 5th

The winners will be notified by January 11th

Send your essay to:   Jane Stein –

CM Motor School Registration

Dear Members,

Registration for CM Motor School July 2018 is now available!

Please follow the link below to register.  Please use the $25 discount code when you pay your registration fee.

Please remember this code is available to all USITT Chesapeake members only.  Please check that your membership is current (you have paid the membership fee within the last year). If you are not a current member, please go to, and use the drop down button on the right side of the page to pay for your Chesapeake membership.  Member registration will be confirmed at the event, and if you are not a current member, you will be charged the full $200 fee for the class.

Registration Link:

All Chesapeake members may use the $25 discount code:  FY19Chesapeake

If you have any questions, please reply to this email at

We hope to see you there!

USITT Chesapeake


Save the Dates – July 16 & 17 – Rock Lititz, PA.

Designed for advanced motor technicians, this 16-hour class will give students hands-on experience operating, inspecting and troubleshooting our industry-leading CM-ET Lodestar and CM-ET Prostar motors. Upon successful completion of this course the participant will receive a 5 year certification for CM motors. This class counts towards 12 ETCP renewal credits.

More information forthcoming. Questions? Please send them to with subject: motors.

OSHA 10 Event September/October

Members and friends-

Please share with others you think may be interested.
USITT Chesapeake is presenting, in conjunction with IATSE, OSHA 10 training at no cost to active members.
The training will take place at UMBC on September 30 and October 1. 9 am to 4pm with an hour lunch break (lunch is not provided).

Attendance is limited to the first 20 members who respond to with OSHA in the subject line.

Those that do not make the first 20 will be added to a wait list We will close the registration on Friday September 22, 2017, after that we may have additional space to release to the wait list.

You must be an active member of the Chesapeake section before we will reserve your space. Visit to join or renew your membership.

Once your enrollment is confirmed we will send you additional details on parking, room numbers, etc.

Thank you.

CM Motor School Update – July 23 & 24

Dear Members:

We have another confirmed event!

CM Motor School:

Over 2 days learn the ins and outs (pun intended) of how a CM motor works, how to troubleshoot, disassemble, reassemble and other functions of their most popular motors.  More details to follow in the coming weeks.

Date July 23 & 24 9am-4pm

Venue TBD (in the Baltimore metro area)

Cost as of this release- free to all Chesapeake section members.

Attendance is limited to 11 members so first come first served.

Time counts toward ETCP recertification.

Please contact me to RSVP by July 1.

Thank you


Rigging Math workshop

Taking a rigging certification exam or just want to brush up on your rigging math? Delbert Hall, ETCP Certified Rigger and the author of Rigging Math Made Simple, will teach how to: convert between imperial and metric, calculate shock loads, calculate resultant forces and solve many common bridle and truss problems. Bring a scientific calculator (TI-30XA recommended) and learn some tricks for making rigging math simple.

Monday January 11, 2016

Local 22 hall

1810 Hamlin St NE

Washington, D.C. 20018

Cost is only $65 for members.

Space is limited and you MUST pre-register with Jeremiah at