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Training Access for “Non-Roster” Classifications

Some Industry Professionals work in “non-roster” job classifications, meaning job classifications that are not part of an experience roster such as the Industry Experience Roster (IER), the IATSE Television Commercial Roster or the IATSE Local #884 Teachers Availability List.

Like roster classifications, “non-roster” classifications also have mandatory, classification-specific training requirements. (To view a list of all classification-specific training requirements, see our Required Course List.) If you are an Industry Professional working in a “non-roster” job classification with mandatory training requirements, you must apply for access to Contract Services-provided training.

How do I know if I work in a "non-roster" job classification?

When you initially create your Portal account or apply for a new application, you will be asked to provide your local union and classification. By selecting the classification you want to apply for, you’ll see whether your classification is on a roster or not. If it is, you’ll complete a roster application. If not, you’ll complete a training access application. If you’re still not sure, or if you have questions, please contact us.

How to Search for Industry Professionals in “non-roster” job classifications

To search for Industry Professionals in “non-roster” classifications, visit the Industry Hub.

How do I apply for access to training?

You will be able to apply for access to training through the Contract Services Portal. If you already have a Portal account, log into it to start a new application by clicking “Apply as New Classification” on your Dashboard. If you don’t have a Portal account, visit the Industry Hub to create one so that you can start an application. (If you don’t have a computer or need help creating an account, please contact us for assistance.)

There are typically three steps to completing a training access application:

  1. Apply
    Once you apply for a classification through your Portal, you will receive an email with a link to complete and e-sign a Training Access Application form.
  2. Demonstrate Eligibility Through Work Experience

    Work experience is required in order to qualify for access to training. Specific work experience requirements vary based on classification and are explained in the Portal once you start an application.

    Generally, you may demonstrate your work experience by submitting either (1) an Employment Verification Letter (EVL) from your employer or payroll company or (2) a paystub that includes your name, the last 4 digits of your Social Security number, local union, job classification, number of signatory days or hours worked, and the dates of the days worked. To assist you in requesting that a payroll company send an EVL to Contract Services on your behalf, please contact your payroll company (Payroll Company Contact Sheet button to the right).

    Once the payroll company submits your EVL to Contract Services on your behalf, it will show in your Portal as received.

    You may also submit a paystub yourself by uploading the document to your Portal account.

  3. Complete Preliminary Training Courses
    Once you submit proof of at least one qualifying day of work experience, you will be able to complete the preliminary training courses that are required to complete your overall application. For most non-roster classifications, the two preliminary courses are:
    • A — General Safety/IIPP
    • Harassment Prevention Training

    Important: These preliminary courses are part of the application process. You must complete them in order to finalize your application and receive access to any additional training that may be required for your classification. (To view all courses required for your classification, see our Required Course List.)

    If you do not have access to a computer, or if you need help using one, our on-site computer lab is available during business hours at 2710 Winona Avenue, Burbank, CA 91504. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling 818.565.0550 ext. 1200.

After completing the application process described above, you may be asked to complete additional training required for your classification. If you have additional training requirements, you will be assigned a new deadline to complete them (generally 90 days for online courses or 6 months for in-person courses). Also, keep in mind that you will be required to refresh these courses from time to time, so remember to check your Portal or the CS Access mobile app to stay up to date with your requirements and deadlines.

(Note that applying for access to training is a separate process from applying for union membership. Questions about union membership should be directed to the applicable union.)