LC Study Group

INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR LC CANDIDATES CONSIDERING JOINING THE IES LC STUDY GROUP 2019

The IES LC Study Group is designed for those planning to take the 2019 National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP) lighting certification exam. For the first time, we are also opening it up to those who wish to improve their lighting knowledge or gauge if they are adequately prepared to write the exam in 2019. Registration to take the exam is separate please go to www.ncqlp.org to register.

The IES is offering a revised and updated 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. Please note this is a Study Group, not a course, and the participants are expected to have a solid lighting knowledge to participate.

NEW in 2019: 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 have initiated a new 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. Those who fail to reach 72% (18/25) but score 52% (13/25) or higher will be given a second opportunity for entrance. For those who score less than 52%, we suggest you continue with your reading and studying and reapply in 2020. (There is no cost to take this Entry Exam). To request an Entry Exam, please contact Tom Butters, Director of IES Education at tbutters@ies.org.

Successful completion and final payment must be processed by September 1, 2019 to gain entrance. Please allow one complete week for processing. Applications after August 26th will not be accepted.

Note: This is only to participate in the IES LC Study Group. To register for the NCQLP Exam please go to www.ncqlp.org

INSTRUCTORS

Craig BerneckerCraig 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 CornwellGerry 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, with over thirty years as an award-winning independent lighting designer. After a career in professional theatre production and design, 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 thirty-eight 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 international clients.

He was Lighting Designer for the award-winning University of Waterloo School of Architecture. Gerry Cornwell 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.

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, 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. He 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 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 IES publications are copyright protected and are subject to approval by the IES for distribution.

LC STUDY GROUP NOTES

The IES LC Study Group is an online, web-based program that starts September 3, 2019 and ends on October 31st, 2019 just prior to the exam date set by the NCQLP (November 2, 2019). 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 from the IES and the IES does not write test questions for the NCQLP exam. Enrollment in the LC Study Group is not mandatory in order to take the NCQLP exam.

PROCESS

  1. The LC candidate must first request and send in the required 25 multiple choice, open book, IES LC Study Group Entrance Exam. NOTE: You do not need to pass the IES LC Study Group Entrance Exam to write the exam. You do not need to write the exam to participate in the IES Study Group. To request an Entry Exam, please contact Tom Butters, Director of IES Education at tbutters@ies.org

    72% – 100% – Acceptance to participate
    53% – 71% – Opportunity for one rewrite
    Less than 52% – Please continue your studying and reapply next year.
     

  2. 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.

IES LC STUDY GROUP REGISTRATION OPENS JULY 15, 2019 CLOSES SEPTEMBER 3, 2019, APPLICATIONS CLOSE AUGUST 26, 2019

REQUIRED FEE

IES Members: $925 USD
Non-IES Members: $1050 USD

There are no group rates.

NOTE – LOCAL IES SECTIONS MAY ALSO BE RUNNING AN LC STUDY GROUP. PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL SECTION FOR FURTHER 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

 

IES LC Study Group Agenda 2019

Tuesday, September 3 Course Introduction, Zoom, Website, Exam Process, Resources
Thursday, September 5 Design Process, Light and Vision, Practice Exam Assigned, Quiz 1 Assigned
Tuesday, September 10 Strategies to Pass, LC Reference Books, Practice Exam 1-15, Case Study 1 & 2
Thursday, September 12 Survey/Audit 1, Nomenclature, Lighting Metrics, Legacy Sources, Quiz 1 Review, Quiz 2 Assigned
Tuesday, September 17 Survey/Audit 2, Survey Audit Tools, Assessing Visual Comfort
Thursday, September 19 Review IES Handbook 1-5, Practice Exam 16-30, Case Study 3 & 4 Quiz 2 Review, Quiz 3 Assigned
Tuesday, September 24 Design Phase 1, Design Considerations, Programming & Schematic Design, Tools, Concept Development
Thursday, September 26 Review IES Handbook 6-10, Practice Exam 31-45, Case Study 5 & 6 Quiz 3 Review, Quiz 4 Assigned
Tuesday, October 1 Design Phase 2, Source Selection, Luminaires, Photometric Reports
Thursday, October 3 Review IES Handbook 11-15, Practice Exam 46-60, Case Study 7 & 8 Quiz 4 Review, Quiz 5 Assigned
Tuesday, October 8 Design Phase 3, Lumen Method, Point x Point Method, Controls, Daylighting
Thursday, October 10 Review IES Handbook 16-20, Practice Exam 61-75, Case Study 9 & 10 Quiz 5 Review, Quiz 6 Assigned
Tuesday, October 15 Bid/Construction 1, Construction Documents, Regulatory Standards
Thursday, October 17 Review IES Handbook 21-29, ASHRAE 90.1 2013, Practice Exam 76-90, Case Study 11 & 12, Quiz 6 Review, Quiz 7 Assigned
Tuesday, October 22 Bid/Construction 2, Economic Analysis Bidding and Construction Process
Thursday, October 24 Review IES Handbook 30-37, Practice Exam 91-100, Case Study 13 & 14 Quiz 7 Review, Quiz 8 Assigned
Tuesday, October 29 Review
Thursday, October 31 Last Class – Open Review, Case Study 15 & 16, Quiz 8 Review

NCQLP Primary Reference List 2019 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-ST90.1-13 $114.75 $97.75
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 $89.67 $80.71
RP-20 and RP- 8
Have been replaced in our bookstore by RP-8-18 Recommended Practice for Design and Maintenance of Roadway and Parking Facility Lighting
RP-8-18 See page for options See page for options
IES Guidelines for Upgrading Lighting Systems in Commercial and Institutional Spaces LEM-3-13 $51.00 $35.70

 

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 $108.80 $99.03
Lighting Control Handbook by Craig DiLouie (print only) PB-324-08 $84.11 $76.50
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 $38.25 $26.78
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