INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR LC CANDIDATES CONSIDERING JOINING THE IES LC STUDY GROUP 2017

LC Study Group 2017For those already registered to take the 2017 National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP) lighting certification exam, the IES is offering an LC Study Group, an online, web-based support program. Enrollment in the LC Study Group is not mandatory in order to take the NCQLP exam. The LC candidate must provide proof of acceptance by the NCQLP and of payment to take the exam. 20 study sessions. Instructor: Craig A. Bernecker, Ph.D., FIES, LC. To inquire, contact Tom Butters, Director of IES Education at tbutters@ies.org.

THE LIGHTING PROFESSION
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 materials provided are subject to copyright approval by the IES.

LC STUDY GROUP NOTES
The IES LC Study Group (2017) is an online, web-based program that starts August 24, 2017 and ends on November 2, 2017 just prior to the exam date set by the NCQLP (November 4, 2017). This program is intended to guide and assist those lighting practitioners who have made a commitment to take the exam offered by NCQLP.

The IES is in no way affiliated with, and does not coordinate, the NCQLP in any manner. Enrollment in the LC Study Group is not mandatory in order to take the NCQLP exam

PROCESS
The LC candidate must provide proof of acceptance by the NCQLP and of payment to take the exam, from NCQLP.

The LC Study Group enrollment steps are:

  1. NCQLP Candidate registers and pays for the exam through www.ncqlp.org.
  2. E-mail Proof of payment for the NCQLP exam to tbutters@ies.org along with your resume.
  3. Upon acceptance into the study group, instructions will be forwarded regarding payment for the LC Study Group and applicable discounts on the Recommended (not required!) reading list.

APPLICANTS FOR THE IES LC STUDY GROUP MUST REGISTER INDIVIDUALLY AND PERSONALLY. REGISTRATION and/or PAYMENT BY THIRD PARTIES WILL NOT BE PROCESSED, EITHER FOR THE STUDY GROUP OR THE RECOMMENDED READING LIST.

GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS
It is strongly recommended that any applicants proceed with these steps as soon as possible. Procuring and reviewing the reading list is a time-sensitive task, and a critical part of the LC Study Group. Reviewing the reading material is best done prior to the onset of the LC Study Group (i.e., this Summer). The LC Study Group should be considered a review, and not a class in which the applicant has little knowledge of a particular subject. It is not a class or course.

The online web meetings will utilize a standard internet web-type meeting, using either standard telephone, or VOIP computer audio. A technical test session will be held one week prior to the first LC Study Group session, so that any log-on issues can be discovered and resolved.

IES LC STUDY GROUP REGISTRATION OPENS JUNE 26, 2017; CLOSES SEPTEMBER 11, 2017

REQUIRED FEE

IES Members: $925 USD – Group of 5 or more: $850 USD, each
Non-IES Members: $1025 USD – Group of 5 or more: $950 USD, each

NOTE – LOCAL IES SECTIONS MAY ALSO BE RUNNING AN LC STUDY GROUP. PLEASE CONTACT TOM BUTTERS, IES DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION tbutters@ies.org INFORMATION.

All log-on links, codes for discount publications, and computer/internet requirements will be forwarded after the applicant has been accepted into the study group. All questions should be forwarded to Tom Butters, IES Director of Education, tbutters@ies.org
 

An IES LC Study Group participant may purchase any document desired (no minimum) – nothing is required. To purchase the documents with the study group discount, the applicant must successfully go through the steps outlined above.
 
After the NCQLP candidate is approved for participation in the LC Study Group, a unique code will be issued to each individual to purchase the reading materials using the LC Study Group discount. For questions, please contact tbutters@ies.org

 

NCQLP Primary Reference List 2017 IES Bookstore Product ID LC Study Group 15% Discount off List Price LC Study Group 15% Discount off Member Price
IES Lighting Handbook. 10th Edition HB-10-11 $505.75 $297.50
 ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2010, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings (print only) ASH-ST90.1-10 $106.25 $90.10
American National Standard for Office Lighting (ANSI Approved) RP-1-12 $63.75 $44.63
NFPA 101 Life Safety Code, 2015 Edition. National Fire Protection Association (print only) PB-10SF-15 $85.85 $77.35
Lighting for Parking Facilities (PDF Only) RP-20-14 $46.75 $32.73
IES Guidelines for Upgrading Lighting Systems in Commercial and Institutional Spaces LEM-3-13 $51.00 $35.70
Code of Practice for the Application of LED Lighting Systems (print only) PB-364-15 $74.80 $68.00

 

NCQLP Secondary Reference List IES Bookstore Product ID LC Study Group 15% Discount off List Price LC Study Group 15% Discount off Member Price
LEED Reference Guide for Green Building Design and Construction, 2009 Edition  http://www.usgbc.org/      
Fundamentals of Solid-State Lighting (print only) PB-368-16 $101.97 $91.77
Lighting Control Handbook by Craig DiLouie (print only) PB-324-08 $84.11 $76.50
NFPA 70 National Electrical Code, 2017 Edition. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) (print only) PB-131-17 $83.30 $73.53
Architectural Lighting Design, Third Edition, by Gary Steffy (print only) PB-72-08 $80.75 $73.53
Lighting and the Visual Environment for Senior Living (ANSI Approved) RP-28-16 $68.00 $47.60
IES Seminar: The Lighting Design Process – Interior Lighting – Student Materials SEM-12-12 $27.20 $19.13
Recommended Practice for Daylighting Buildings RP-5-13 $59.50 $41.65

 

IES LC Study Group Additional Reference List IES Bookstore Product ID LC Study Group 15% Discount off List Price LC Study Group 15% Discount off Member Price
Light + Design: A Guide to Designing Quality Lighting for People and Buildings DG-18-08 $58.65 $41.06
Recommended Practice for the Economics Analysis of Lighitng RP-31-14 $21.25 $14.88
The Commissioning Process Applied to Lighting and Control Systems DG-29-11 $51.00 $35.70
Roadway Lighting (ANSI Approved) RP-8-14 $51.00 $35.70

 

SCHEDULE (as planned; subject to revision)
Practice Web-Meeting and First Content Session: Thursday August 24, 2017
Study Group sessions generally run from 7:30-9:00 PM, Eastern Time
Study group – Monday, August 28 Content – Thursday, August 31
Study group – Tuesday, September 5;
(note: Labor Day is September 4)
Content – Thursday, September 7
Study group – Monday, September 11; (note: SALC Sept 10-13) Content – Thursday, September 14
Study group – Monday, September 18 Content – Tuesday, September 19
(note: Rosh Hashanah Sept. 20-22)
Study group – Monday, September 25; Content – Thursday, September 28
Study group – Monday, October 2; Content – Thursday, October 5
Study group – Monday, October 9; Content – Thursday, October 12
Study group – Monday, October 16; Content – Thursday, October 19
Study group – Monday, October 23 Content – Thursday, October 26
Study group – Monday, October 30 Content – Thursday, November 2

 

GROUP LEADERS

Craig A. Bernecker, Ph.D, FIES, LC

Associate Professor of Lighting Design, School of Constructed Environments, Parsons the New School for Design, New York, NY.

Dr. Bernecker has been teaching at Parsons for the past seven years, directed and taught in the lighting program at Penn State University for twenty years, is Principal of The Lighting Education Institute. He has conducted research into the most effective educational techniques to deliver lighting education, and has served as Educational Facilitator for LightFair. Dr. Bernecker also has received an M.S. in Architectural Engineering/Penn State, and a B.A. in Psychology from Muhlenberg College/Allentown, PA.

Dr. Bernecker is currently a member of the IES Education Advisory Committee, a Past President of the Society, as well as a former Board member.