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.



Member Forum - Sell What You Have!
Date: July 31,2024 Time: 11:00 Central Fee: Free to ALA Members Speakers: Panel Discussion - Daniel L. Blitzer, FIES, LC, Principal of the Practical Lighting Workshop Mark Roush, FIES, LC, M. Arch, Principal of Experience Light! Tom Butters, LC, Founder and Executive Director of The Lighting Agora & Executive Director National Lighting Bureau
Live - Advanced Lighting Layout: Cabinet Lighting and Millwork - How to Detail and Specify
Date: August 14, 2024 Time: 11:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. Credit: 2 CLC/CLMR Speaker: Peter Romaniello, IALD Class Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Live - Advanced Lighting Layout: Tunable White Lighting - When and how to use it
Date: October 9, 2024 Time: 11:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. Credit: 2 CLC/CLMR Speaker: Peter Romaniello, IALD Class Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Non-Member - Registration: Welcome to "the Non-Technical Language of Light"
Non Member - $45 Date: May 29, 2024 Time: 11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. Central Credit: 1 CLC Speaker: Lightbob, aka Robert Lanteigne, Senior Lighting Designer,, The Lighting Agora ** Free Member Session under Free Member Library