Course Lists & Information
Contract Services training includes the introductory "A" — General Safety course, which covers such topics as injury and illness prevention, personal protection equipment, lifting safety, and hazard communication, and harassment prevention training ("HP1" or "HP2"), which assists individuals to identify behaviors that create or contribute to unlawful harassment, discrimination and retaliation.
Once an individual completes the "A" course and harassment prevention training, and has qualified for any roster or training list, he/she is then eligible to take other courses, which impart safety information that is generic to all trades, and/or courses which offer both lecture and experiential instruction about a specific craft or technique, as well as the relevant safety issues.
All IATSE and Basic Crafts individuals who are listed (with all information current) on either the Industry Experience Roster or the Television Commercial Roster are eligible to participate in Contract Services training. In the event that an individual works in a job classification which does not have a Roster listing, the individual must meet certain minimum employment experience in the industry. Enrollment is based on a first-come, first-served basis.
How do I obtain proof of training?
A new Compliance Report, available January 2020, replaces the Passcard as a means of verifying completed training. It will be available to eligible industry employees for download or emailing to employers. The Compliance Report shows which training and administrative requirements have been completed, which remain outstanding and which are upcoming. Additionally, an Official Course Transcript presents a historical record of all training completed at Contract Services. Both reports are accessible via the Contract Services Portal, found online at www.csatf.org. For assistance, call 818.847.0040 ext. 1200.
Will I receive a stipend for these classes?
Eligible industry employees who are not "on company time” — meaning they are not being paid by their industry employer for the time spent attending the class — may be able to receive a stipend for each hour of classification-specific training attended. Individuals taking online courses are asked to confirm whether they are being paid by their industry employer for the time spent taking the course during the enrollment process. For in-person courses, individuals are asked to confirm stipend eligibility at the time of check-in.
Will I have to retake courses?
Yes. Promoting workplace safety for the benefit of all industry professionals is a critical priority of the motion picture and television industry. Industry unions and Producers negotiated Refresher Training because they agreed that maintaining current knowledge of industry-related safety practices is important. Refresher Training is a requirement to retake required Contract Services courses on a periodic basis. For more information, please see the Refresher Training FAQ button to the right.