Live Training

Live Training

ALA offers a variety of live training opportunities throughout the year. From webinars, to seminars during Lightovation and Conference, to an intensive Lighting Specialist training course. Here, you can view and register for all of ALA's upcoming live training opportunities.

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Upcoming Live Webinars/Seminars

Lightovation- Jun 22 - Fundamentals and Advanced Applications of Smart Homes and Lighting Controls Integration
Joe Rey-Barreau Location: Dallas LIGHTOVATION - Suite 4826 (In Person) Date: Thursday, June 23, 2022 Time: 12:00 Noon - 1:00 P.M. Fee: $45 Credit: 1 CLC Credit
Lightovation Jun22 - The Art and Science of Accent Lighting: How to Apply Accent Lighting Techniques Across a Range of Home Types and Budgets
Location: Dallas LIGHTOVATION - Suite 4826 (In Person) Date: Thursday, June 23, 2022 Time: 4:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. Fee: $45 Credit: 1 CLC Credit

Upcoming Live Seminars 



Residential Lighting Training Course


CLASS IS FULL  - Next dates announced soon 

The Residential Lighting Training class will be held virtually in 2022.  


10:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon - Live Zoom Call 
2:30 P.M. - 4:30 P.M. - Live Zoom Call 

Tuesday, April 19 & Friday, April 22 
Tuesday, April 26 & Friday, April 29 

The 4 Day certification training class will be held virtually this April.  This class is only open to ALA members.   Each attendee will be required to purchase the class and the Residential Lighting Training Manual.  The class will consist of 4 days of the class held virtually.  Each day will have 2 live zoom sessions.   Each session will be recorded for the student to revisit materials.  Additional study time and reading are recommended for the class.  The exam will be taken online after the class has concluded on the student's time.   In order to earn the Lighting Specialist certification, the student must pass the Residential Lighting Exam with an 80%.  

Purchase the manual here


The Residential Lighting Training class will be held virtually in 2022.  


Instructed by: 

Joseph (Joe) A. Rey-Barreau is an architect and lighting designer with over thirty years of experience as a design professional.  He is also an Associate Professor with tenure in the College of Design at the University of Kentucky where he has won numerous teaching awards.  Joe has worked on over 1,000 projects as either the principal lighting designer and/or architect.  These have included residential projects, offices, government buildings, stores, industrial, warehouses, and educational and health care facilities.  

Since 1995 he has served as an education consultant and instructor for the American Lighting Association and has developed hundreds of lighting education courses and online webinars for both the lighting industry and for allied professionals such as architects, engineers and interior designers He is one of the most recognized lighting experts in the United States and has been quoted and referenced widely in many publications.   Joe also has presented over 500 continuing education programs over the past twenty years to groups such as the American Lighting Association (ALA), American Institute of Architects (AIA), Illuminating Engineering Society of North American (IESNA), American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), International Interior Design Association (IIDA), Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI).  He is also a member of the American Lighting Association Hall of Fame.  






On Demand - Let’s Talk About the Color of Light!
Aired: May 20, 2021 Instructor: Jeffrey R. Dross
On Demand - The Connected Home – A Non-Frightening Introduction
Jeffrey R. Dross Aired: 2021
Live - Webinar - Light, Lighting and Health
Jeffrey R. Dross Date: October 14, 2021 Time: 11:00 Central Time


ALA Conference Seminars

The ALA Conference is hosted annually and features a variety of in-person education and training opportunities. This year the conference was hosted as on online Symposium. You can still register to view the on demand 2020 Symposium courses  click here.