Education Express courses are registered with CALCTP (CALCTP points), NLCAA (NLCAA points), and AIA (CES Learning Units/HSW hours). They may be used for NCQLP's LC certification renewal. 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 may be used to satisfy continuing education requirements for the NCQLP's self-reporting program (LC certification).
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.
National Lighting Contractors Association of America (NLCAA). National Lighting Contractors Association of America (NLCAA) is a non-profit educational provider of California Title 24, IECC, ASHRAE, and other Local Reach Energy Efficiency requirements. NLCAA is certified by the California Energy Commission to train, certify, and oversee Lighting Acceptance Test Technicians (ATTs) and Lighting Controls Acceptance Test Employers (ATEs).
The DesignLights Consortium (DLC). The DLC is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving energy efficiency, lighting quality, and the human experience in the built environment. It collaborates with utilities, energy efficiency programs, manufacturers, lighting designers, building owners, and government entities to create rigorous criteria for lighting performance, resulting in the publication of Qualified Product Lists (QPLs) used by many utility rebate programs to qualify energy-efficient products.
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.
Electrician Certification in the State of California: Individuals performing work as electrician under a C-10 licensed contractor in the State of California must be certified, with certification maintenance requiring continuing education by a provider recognized by the State. The State of California recognizes the Lighting Controls Association as an authorized continuing education provider with Irvine Valley College, Electrician Trainee program #125. Education Express learning hours are therefore recognized as eligible for continuing education requirements.
How To Earn and Claim Credit
At the end of each course, participants will be able to complete an online exam.
AIA CES LU/HSW
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.
NCQLP LC LEU
A passing grade of 70+% qualifies the participant to earn LEUs toward renewal 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 for review.
The following courses must be completed for CALCTP/NALCTP Installer Certification in California and other applicable states:
- 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.
The following courses must be completed:
NLCAA (ATT/ATE): The following courses must be completed for the NLCAA ATT and/or ATE certification: EE101, EE102, EE103, EE105, EE110, and EE201. Certificates of Completion for the learning modules in these courses are earned by completing the modules and passing the associated online exams with a 70%+ passing grade. These certificates must be collected and presented to NLCAA as proof of attendance.
NLCAA (ATT-P)-All LCA modules must be completed as a prerequisite for the NLCAA-Plan certification (NLCAA-P). Compliance can be demonstrated by providing CEU certificates indicating completion or the LCA Technical Certificate of Knowledgeable, downloadable once all courses are successfully completed.
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.