How This All Works?



Local-provided training is funded by Contract Services Administration Training Trust Fund (CSATTF). These classes are available to those who meet CSATTF eligibility requirements.

We need a minimum number of CSATTF-eligible individuals approved for – and attending – a class for the class to be held.

Are you CSATTF-eligible?

This gets a little dense. We’ll do our best to make it clear.
Primarily, if you are listed (with all information current) on

  • the Industry Experience Roster (IER),
  • the Television Commercial Roster, or
  • the Teacher Availability List,

you are eligible to apply for CSATTF approval for these courses.

In the event you work in a job classification that is not covered by the Rosters, you must meet, and provide proof of certain minimum employment experience in the Industry.

Industry Experience Roster (IER) Classifications for Local # 705, 706 & 800:

  • To be eligible for pre-approval from CSATTF, you must be in good standing, showing on the Online Roster for the appropriate participating local union and classification.
  • You may check your standing at: On the left menu under Online Roster, click on General Access.

Non-IER Classifications for Local # 800 and 892:

  • To be eligible for pre-approval from CSATTF, you must be in good standing
  • If your name is not reflected on the Online Roster you must provide proof of at least 30 Union workdays of applicable IATSE Local #800, 839 or 892 covered employment within the past two years.
  • Submit the appropriate course application form

Proof of union workdays. You must send CSATTF:

  • Pre-approval application
  • An employment verification letter from a payroll company or an employer showing
    • your exact work dates
    • job classification and
    • social security number
  • OR copies of supporting pay stubs showing actual work time (sick or vacation time is not eligible).

***Please Note*** More than one form of employment verification may be needed for pre-approval. Your application will be denied if no employment verification is submitted.

Local #839

  • To be eligible for pre-approval from CSATTF, you must be in good standing
  • Submit to CSATTF the appropriate course application form
  • Submit to CSATTF employment verification of at least 30 Union workdays, worked under Local #839’s jurisdiction within the past 2 years
  • The verification may come in one of the following ways:
    • An employment verification letter from your employer, on company letterhead, stating the following:
      • Your full name
      • Minimum of the last 4 digits of your SSN
      • Name of show/production
      • Exact work dates
      • Total days worked within the specified time frame
      • Job Classification
      • Union Jurisdiction the time was worked under
    • Pay stub Copies.  If using pay stub copies, be sure to include at least 6-8 stubs.

**Days worked on union jobs do not need be consecutive nor worked for the same employer.  Keep in mind that holiday, sick and vacation time is not considered time worked and therefore cannot be counted.