INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR LC CANDIDATES CONSIDERING JOINING THE IES LC STUDY GROUP 2021
The IES LC Study Group is designed for those planning to take the 2021 National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP) lighting certification exam. We will, for the second year, also open it up to those who wish to improve their lighting knowledge or gauge if they are adequately prepared to write the exam in 2021. Registration to take the exam is separate please go to www.ncqlp.org to register.
Critical information: Enrollment in the LC Study Group is not mandatory in order to take the NCQLP exam. Enrollment in the LC Study Group will NOT register you to take the NCQLP LC Exam, nor ensure a passing score. Please refer to the NCQLP links below for more information.
Please note this is a Study Group, not a course, and the participants are expected to have a solid lighting knowledge to participate. Due to the increased interest in participating in the IES LC Study Group and the increase of those who are not fully prepared to write the NCQLP Exam, we will continue our LC Study Group Entrance Exam. Acceptance to participate in the Study Group is restricted to those who score 72% and higher on the Open Book, 25 multiple choice question exam. You will have two attempts at the exam. For those who do not pass, we suggest you continue with your reading and studying and reapply in 2022.
To take the LC Study Group Entrance Exam please visit: IES eLearning: LC Study Group Entrance Exam. You will need to create an elearning portal login (free) to take the IES LC Study Group Entrance exam (also free).
Registration for the IES LC Study Group will be open to those who’ve passed the LC Study Group Entrance Exam. Once a passing score is achieved, applicants will receive an email with further registration instructions.
All questions should be sent to the Director of Education, Brienne Musselman, LC: [email protected].
The IES LC Study Group is an online, web-based program that starts September 7, 2021, and ends on October 28th, just prior to the exam timeframe set by the NCQLP. This program is intended to guide and assist those lighting practitioners who have made a commitment to take the exam offered by NCQLP. The NCQLP is a nonprofit organization that establishes the education, experience and examination requirements for baseline certification across the lighting professions. NCQLP is independent of the IES and the IES does not write test questions for the NCQLP exam. Please see the agenda at the bottom of the page for details.
CRITICAL IES LC STUDY GROUP DEADLINES:
July 30, 2021: REGISTRATION OPENS
August 31, 2021: LAST DATE TO TAKE ENTRANCE EXAM
September 5, 2021 REGISTRATION CLOSES*
*Last date to pay online after passing entrance exam
CRITICAL NCQLP DEADLINES:
August 17, 2021: EARLY APPLICATION DEADLINE (NCQLP)
September 15, 2021 FINAL APPLICATION DEADLINE (NCQLP)
Please note that these dates are posted as a courtesy, and the IES does not set preceding application deadlines for the LC Exam, nor are they affiliated with the registration process to take the LC Exam through NCQLP.
IES members will save another $100 in 2021 only.
IES Members: $850 USD (down from $950)
Non-IES Members: $1050 USD.
There are no group rates.
This fee covers:
- 32 hours of facilitated study (2 evenings a week, 8 weeks)
- Study tools including practice exams, quizzes, and case studies
- Additional study guidance, including daily study questions
- Access to the Lighting Library until 12/31/2021
- Access to Introduction to Lighting (7 module asynchronous eLearning course)
- Discounts on additional study material
All log-on links and codes for discount publications will be sent after an applicant has been accepted into the study group by passing the entrance exam as noted above.
The IES is endeavoring to provide support for those people who may be ready, both professionally and technically, to take the exam. To this end, the IES LC Study Group has engaged experienced lighting educators to lead and prepare materials for the study group. The materials, instruction, practice exams, reference materials, and any notes available, are not provided or endorsed by NCQLP. The content and structure of the Study Group is entirely prepared and offered by the IES. All IES publications are copyright protected and are subject to approval by the IES for distribution.
Craig A. Bernecker, Ph.D., is currently Professor of Lighting Design and Director of the MFA Lighting Design in the School of Constructed Environments Program at Parsons School of Design, part of the New School in New York. He is also founder of the Lighting Education Institute, an entity focused on professional education for the lighting industry. He previously directed the lighting program in the Department of Architectural Engineering at Penn State University over a period of 20 years. He is a Fellow Emeritus of the IES, past Vice-President of Technical Activities, past Vice President of Educational Activities, and President of the society from 2004-2005. He has also worked with the IES to deliver the online LC Review course for the past six years and will do so again in 2019. He also serves as Educational Facilitator for LIGHTFAIR, annually leading the development of the conference program and institute.
Gerry Cornwell, LC, is one of Canada's leading lighting designers, consultants and educators. His expertise comes from an extensive background in professional theatre and museum lighting, celebrating forty years as an award-winning independent lighting designer. Mr. Cornwell joined the staff of the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in 1979 as Resident Lighting Designer. He established his consultancy in 1981. For over forty years, he has specialized in the unique problems of museum and fine art lighting and has designed lighting for many of the major galleries at the ROM, and for museums and galleries across North America. Gerry Cornwell has designed lighting and control systems for many clients including airports, residential art collectors, retail, the Toronto Blue Jays, and the award-winning University of Waterloo School of Architecture. He has developed lighting standards for various clients, edited and updated a Lighting Reference Guide for Natural Resources Canada, and was Project Lead for extensive LED lighting research projects for Toronto Hydro Energy Services Street Lighting Division. He consults to Sustainable Buildings Canada. Gerry Cornwell has taught lighting design at Georgian College, the Ontario College of Art, Ryerson University, Sheridan College and the University of Toronto. He was founder and until recently, Academic Coordinator, for the Certificate in Lighting Design program at Ryerson University, the only university level lighting education program in Canada. Gerry Cornwell has conducted annual LC Study Group sessions for the Toronto Section IES for the past twenty years, and for several corporate clients. Gerry Cornwell has been the recipient of several IES Awards of Merit and Section Awards for his designs. He has received the G.G. Cousins Award for outstanding service to the IES Toronto Section and the Mentorship Award from the IES Toronto Section.
The online web meetings will utilize a standard internet web-type meeting, using either standard telephone or VOIP computer audio. Please note, this schedule is subject to change at instructor’s discretion.
Classes will be held Tuesday* and Thursday from 7:30-9:30 PM Eastern Time.
*two exceptions underlined below, the Tuesday session has been moved to Monday
The cost of this study group covers access to the online Lighting Library of the IES documents. Procuring and reviewing the NCQLP recommended reading list is a time-sensitive task, and a critical part of the LC Study Group. Below is a list of discounts offered for print materials to those participating in the LC Study Group.