Professional Education

Professional training and accredidation is one of the many benefits offered to American Lighting Association members. From live webinars to certification programs, ALA offers training for every stage of a lighting professional's career. Read on to learn more about all of ALA's training programs. With questions, please view the Education FAQ page or contact ALA Education Director Nici Juneau

Live Training

Throughout the year, ALA offers live training to its members in a variety of forms. ALA hosts monthly webinars, live training sessions during LIGHTOVATION and ALA's Conference, as well as an intensive annual Residential Lighting Training Course. Learn more about upcoming training sessions here.

Free Training

ALA is proud to offer a library of free training courses, exclusively available to members. The courses are updated throughout the year and cover a variety of topics. Click here to register and view the course library.

Accreditations & Certifications

ALA's professional accreditations and certifications provide members with the opportunity to demonstrate their extensive industry knowledge to their peers and customers alike. Currently, ALA offers two professional accreditations, including Lighting Associate and Lighting Specialist, and two certifications, including Certified Lighting Manufacturer Representative and Certified Lighting Consultant. Learn more about these accreditations and certifications here.

Sales Training

ALA's newest training project includes a 10-part series on crucial sales training topics. This series, developed in partnership with Mark Okun, LS, of Mark Okun Consulting, provides the fundamental and foundational information needed in the retail selling process. To view available sales training courses, click here.



Live - Opportunities Ahead: Your Next Upgrade in Residential Lighting - September 27, 2023
Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2023 Time: 11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. Instructor: David Warfel, The Lighting Agora
Live - Advanced Lighting Layout - October 18, 2023
Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2023 Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Speaker: Peter Romaniello, IALD, Conceptual Lighting, LLC Credit: 2 CLC Credits
Live - Beautiful Lighting for Every Home
Date: October 26, 2023 Instructor: Clifton Stanley Lemon, IES Lighting Agora, Clifton Lemon Associates
Live - Virtual Residential Lighting Training 4 Day Training Course - October 2023
Dates: October 3, 6, 10, 13 Location: Zoom Live Calls/Self Study
On Demand - Back to Basics: Fixture Spacing and Techniques
Aired: August 16, 2023 Instructor: Jason Livingston IALD, IES, LC , Principal, Studio T+L, LLC, The Lighting Agora