Professional Education

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, 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 Trainig Course. Lear 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.


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