P.E.G. Access of Fergus Falls, Inc is a public, education, government access center providing the tools that enable community groups and individuals to communicate with one another via the television medium. The organization accomplishes this through a commitment to providing training, equipment, and access to programming time. Following is a comprehensive guide of the rules and policies all members of P.E.G. Access of Fergus Falls, Inc must observe. The primary purpose of these rules is to encourage Fergus Falls residents to produce programming which reflects the community in which they live, and meets the needs and interests of that community. The rules are designed to maximize the use and effectiveness of P.E.G. Access of Fergus Falls, Inc resources. P.E.G. Access of Fergus Falls, Inc is located at 225 W. Washington Ave. in downtown Fergus Falls. In order to utilize P.E.G. Access of Fergus Falls, Inc equipment and facilities, you must be a member of the organization. Membership fees must be paid before membership privileges are granted. Membership benefits include access to the facility, video production classes, editing suite reservations and access to the P.E.G. Access of Fergus Falls, Inc digital video recording equipment library. In addition to the annual fee, individuals must provide P.E.G. Access of Fergus Falls, Inc with an accurate name, street address, and telephone number. It is the member's responsibility to inform the organization regarding changes to name, street address, or telephone number. P.E.G. Access of Fergus Falls, Inc offers classes in digital video production including Digital Video Camcorder 101, Intro to Final Cut Pro 4, and Control Room Basics. Certification in each specific area ( digital camcorders, editing suites, studio production ) occurs upon the completion of the corresponding course. Individuals with experience outside of P.E.G. Access of Fergus Falls, Inc can test out of courses upon displaying proficiency in equipment use. Appointments to test out must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Members must notify the Access Center staff if they will be unable to attend a class or test out session at least 12 hours in advance. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary action ( see Abuse Policy on Page 7 ). The P.E.G. Access of Fergus Falls, Inc Access Center is a publicly owned facility. All behavior, language, and dress must at all times be appropriate for a public place. Access members are not employees of P.E.G. Access of Fergus Falls, Inc, Charter Communications, or Park Region Telephone / Otter Tail Telcom and are not permitted to identify themselves as such at the risk of committing fraud. Upon arrival at the Access Center, all access members, volunteers, talent, etc. must sign-in at the Front Desk. Individuals or groups utilizing production equipment or facilities shall be under the supervision and authority of the access staff. Absolutely NO FOOD, DRINK, OR SMOKING is allowed in the studios, editing suites, or control room.