Frequently Asked Questions
Where is my nearest IES Section? +The IES has almost 100 sections throughout North America. You can find the closest section to you here: https://www.ies.org/membership/regions-districts-sections/
How do I become an IES member? +Becoming a member is easy and allows you to take advantage of the educational offerings that are only available to members. Members receive discounts on publications, conferences, seminars, our LC Study Group and as well as many more educational benefits. Become a member here: https://www.ies.org/membership/join-the-ies/
What do I need to do to present an IES course or seminar? +Basically, you need to be knowledgeable and have something that can be of interest to our membership. If you wish to present an IES course at the section level, please contact your local section here:https://www.ies.org/membership/regions-districts-sections/
Any presentation cannot be promotional in nature and cannot be product oriented. You are permitted to state your company’s name on the first introductory slide (or verbal introduction) and the final wrap-up slide (or verbal closing). A company’s name or logo may not appear on the header or footer of each slide.
If you wish to present an IES course independently to a group, you may do so by purchasing the Instructor’s material here: https://www.ies.org/product-category/educational-material/
NOTE: Students can purchase their own course materials directly from the IES Bookstore. All IES material are copywrited and cannot be reproduced in any manner.
If you wish to have a presentation approved for IES CEUs or AIA LUs continuing education credits you must follow the instructions downloaded here [PDF 56KB].
Does the IES have anyone who can travel to present an IES course or seminar? +The IES is in the process of developing a Facilitators Directory. This Directory will consist of individuals who are qualified to deliver IES materials and available to travel. Fees are to be discussed between the two parties. The IES is not involved or responsible for any remuneration agreed upon.
The IES has a Speakers Directory which has nearly 100 lighting presentations and presenters who can travel and present at your local event.https://www.ies.org/education/speakers-directory/
NOTE: Both the Facilitators Directory and the Speakers Directory are available to members only.
I/we have completed/staged IES Lighting Fundamentals. What is the next step in IES education? +The IES has a growing list of individual post Lighting Fundamentals seminars available here: https://www.ies.org/product-category/educational-material/
The IES is introducing three post Lighting Fundamental Courses as of September 2017. They can be viewed here: https://www.ies.org/product-category/educational-material/
Forms and Guidelines
- General Guide – Course/Seminar Coordinator [PDF 359KB]
- Continuing Education – How do I apply to get a presentation approved for IES CEUs or AIA LUs?
Fill out the required forms found here [PDF 55KB] a minimum of 4 weeks prior to your event. Please note USGBC CEs are only available for presentations to be delivered at our Annual Conference.
- Continuing Education – Request for Approval Forms
IESCEU AIALU USGBCCE Course Submit Forms [PDF 55KB]
IES Roster Report Template [XLS 27KB]
Seminar and Course Coordinator Guide [PDF 359KB]