CM Online Lodestar Maintenance Training

Columbus McKinnon has generously donated seats for their online Lodestar Maintenance Training to ESTA. If you purchase your seat through this site 100% of your fee goes to support the TSP.

(Earn 4 ETCP Renewal Credits)

For more than 30 years, CM-ET has been conducting this 1-day motor class to help familiarize entertainment technicians and riggers on safe and proper general maintenance and repair of the CM-ET Lodestar.

Students now get the same level of information they would get if they attended one of CM's hands-on classes at their Training Centers, but without the inconvenience and expense of traveling. Get trained online and learn at your pace and on your own schedule.

Who should take the class?
This is a great course for beginners or anyone needing a refresher. For those individuals looking to take the more advanced hands-on CM-ET Motor Certification Technician course, this class is the perfect place to start.

Course Overview
This online course walks students through the disassembly of the classic model “L” CM-ET Lodestar.

Topics will include:

  • Function and Inspection of key components
  • Adjusting limit switches
  • Inspecting and adjusting the brake
  • Understanding CMCO specifications and inspection requirements
  • Types of proper documentation
  • Understanding basic electricity and wiring diagrams
  • Performing a load test
  • General maintenance, inspection and troubleshooting

Testing & Completion
At the conclusion of this training, students will be tested on the material covered. Upon successful completion of the testing, participants will be emailed a Certificate of Training. Certified ETCP Technicians can earn 4 renewal credits for taking this course.

NOTE: Course must be taken on a Laptop or PC. It cannot be taken on a iPad or mobile device at this time. If you are seeking renewal credits, please contact CM-ET trainer Brian Leister at or Rob Hassler at .

What does the course cost?
The course is $95 per person.

After registering and paying for the course, you will receive a link for the online training within two working days. The link email will come from

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