Education Express courses are registered with CALCTP (CALCTP points), NCQLP (LEUs for LC certification maintenance), and AIA (CES Learning Units/HSW hours). Education Express is also the basis for the NALMCO Certified Lighting Controls Professional (CLCP) designation.

American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education System (CES). Education Express courses are registered with the AIA CES, offering Learning Units (LU)/Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) hours.

National Council on Qualification of the Lighting Professions (NCQLP). Education Express courses are registered with the NCQLP for its LC (Lighting Certified) Program, which involves self-reporting of Lighting Education Units (LEUs).

California Advanced Lighting Controls Training Program (CALCTP). CALCTP trains licensed C-10 electrical contractors and state certified general electricians in effective techniques to install, tune, commission and maintain advanced lighting control systems. Several Lighting Controls Association Education Express courses are required as prerequisites to receive CALCTP live training.

Certified Lighting Controls Professional (CLCP). This certification, maintained by the interNational Association of Lighting Management Companies (NALMCO), is based on completing all courses in Education Express.

Note that Education Express CEUs are not formally registered with state licensing boards for the purpose of license renewal.

How To Earn and Claim Credit

At the end of each course, participants will be able to complete an online exam.


A passing grade of 80+% qualifies the participant to earn LU/HSW hours from AIA CES. If you are an AIA member and provided your AIA number upon registration, AIA will be automatically notified by email of you attending the course. AIA members and all other individuals passing the exam may download a Certificate of Completion from the Courses page of Education Express.


A passing grade of 70+% qualifies the participant to earn LEUs toward maintenance of the NCQLP’s LC certification. Participants passing the exam may download a Certificate of Completion from the Courses page of Education Express. The LEUs must be self reported to NCQLP.


The following courses must be completed:

EE101: Introduction to Lighting Control

EE102: Switching Control

EE103: Dimming Control

EE201: Daylight Harvesting

Certificates of Completion for these courses, totaling 120 CALCTP points, are earned by taking the course and passing the associated online exams with a 70+% passing grade. These certificates must be collected and presented to CALCTP as proof of attendance.


Certified Lighting Controls Professional (CLCP) candidates must complete a test administered by NALMCO, which is based on the Education Express curriculum. The candidate must maintain documentation indicating all courses were completed or that he or she has industry knowledge/experience in lieu of completing a given course. A 70+% passing grade for each learning module earns an education certificate demonstrating CEU credit.