Jun 25, 2018

The following list is comprised of recognized certifications that require current industry involvement and demonstrated knowledge in specific aspects of lighting. The IES does not endorse nor support the certifications listed below.

CALCTP Certified Contractor
California Advanced Lighting Controls Training Program
CALCTP Certified ContractorCALCTP will educate, train and certify licensed C-10 electrical contractors and state-certified general electricians in the proper programming, testing, installation, commissioning and maintenance of advanced lighting control systems. Such systems typically include dimmers, occupancy sensors, photo-sensors, relay modules and communication-based control devices.   
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Smart Outdoor Lighting Alliance (SOLA)

Smart Outdoor Lighting Alliance (SOLA)The Community Friendly Lighting Certification (CFLC) was developed to help lighting designers, installers, and municipal staff select the best lighting fixtures and controls to help reduce energy, costs and environmental impact, while enhancing the quality of outdoor lighting for the public. CFLC design principles reduce glare, light trespass and skyglow and maximize visibility and visual comfort.   Learn More

American Lighting Association
The Certified Lighting Consultant (CLC) designation is the highest offered by the ALA. Members must first earn their Lighting Specialist designation, then, complete the required hours of board certification, complete the CLC form and order the CLC blueprint exam, and finally, complete and pass the CLC blueprint exam.   Learn More


International Association of Lighting Management Companies
NALMCO’s Certified Lighting Controls Professional™ (CLCP™) designation is intended to provide assurance that a professional is highly educated about lighting controls based on a curriculum designed by the controls industry.   Learn More

International Association of Lighting Designers
Certified Lighting DesignerThis certification process is designed to assess whether an individual is able to operate as a lead architectural lighting designer in a professional and proficient manner.   Learn More

Association of Energy Engineers
CLEPThis designation identifies individuals who have demonstrated high levels of experience, competence, proficiency, and ethical fitness, bringing to their professional activities the full scope of knowledge requisite to the development and implementation of effective lighting efficiency solutions within the commercial, industrial, institutional and governmental market sectors.   Learn More


International Association of Lighting Management Companies
The CLMC exam covers: Characteristics and Proper Usage of Lamps, Characteristics and Proper Usage of Ballasts, Characteristics and Proper Usage of Fixtures and Controls, Lighting Layout Designs and Applications, Energy Conservation Issues as related to Lighting and Controls, Lighting Maintenance, Recycling and Disposal Practices and Sustainable Lighting Practices.   Learn More

American Lighting Association
The Certified Lighting Manufacturers Representative (CLMR) accreditation program is designed to recognize the important role Manufacturers Representatives play in the lighting industry, as well as provide training for those new to the industry.   Learn More

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
ASHRAE CertifiedThis certification demonstrates competency in critical high-performance building design knowledge, skills and abilities.  Lighting is not the primary focus of this certification.  Integration of electric lighting and daylighting and the visual quality of a lighted space are the principal light-based exam elements.   Learn More

NCQLP CertifiedNational Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions
Lighting Certification is designed to set a baseline standard covering the entire scope of the vast lighting field.  The questions are stated to be current, comprehensive, fair and reflective of lighting applications as they are being practiced across our industry today.   Learn More


The Standard for Lighting Management Quality Since 1953
NALMCO members are equipped to help you implement lighting solutions that reduce overall maintenance costs, save energy and benefit the environment.
Our members recognize that the true value of a lighting program or project lies not just in short-term savings, but in long-term quality, reliability, productivity and energy efficiency. These are the qualities that can save you tens, or even hundreds of thousands of dollars in the long term.   Learn More