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 Training


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

Upcoming Virtual Training


Residential Lighting Training Course (Intermediate/Advanced)


Upcoming Class Dates: 

October 3, 6, 10, 13 

Zoom meetings: (Exact zoom link details and times will be provided closer to the date)

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) - Live Zoom call

2:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) – Live Zoom call

*Each day, the live Zoom calls/required materials to watch will cover the units listed below.


The Residential Lighting Training class will be held virtually in 2023.  


The very popular four-day Residential Lighting Training Class is returning - virtually. With the virtual format, you can benefit from the experience of training with one of ALA’s most respected instructors, Joe Rey-Barreau, AIA, IES; study and learn from the Residential Lighting Training Manual; and take your exam at the end of the class, all from the comfort of your own home or office.

Class Details:

The four-day class will run with a combination of live Zoom calls and a webinar-based recorded library of courses. Only students registered for the class will have access to the training material.

All live sessions are recorded in case you are not able to make the times provided you can view at a later time.

Class Fee:

$575 per participant (includes four days of virtual training with an instructor and webinar-based training)

Training Manual: $359 (each student is required to have the Residential Lighting Training Manual, this includes the exam fee)

Manual can be ordered online:

Order Manual Here

About the Instructor: 

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, warehouse, 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.Daily Schedule:

Units Covered in Class:

Module 1: Introduction to Lighting

Unit 1 Talking About Lighting

Unit 2 How We See

Unit 3 Color

Module 2: Light Sources

Unit 4 Introduction to Light Sources

Unit 5 Incandescent and Halogen Sources

Unit 6 Linear Fluorescent Sources

Unit 7 CFL and Other Sources

Unit 8 LED Lighting

Unit 9 Directional Light Sources

Module 3: Decorative Lighting

Unit 10 Introduction to Decorative Fixtures

Unit 11 Chandeliers and Pendants

Unit 12 Wall and Ceiling Fixtures

Unit 13 Portable Lamps

Unit 14 Ceiling Fans

Unit 15 Decorative Materials

Module 4: Electricity and Lighting Controls

Unit 16 Basics of Electricity

Unit 17 Dimmers

Unit 18 Lighting Controls

Module 5: Architectural Lighting Fixtures

Unit 19 Introduction to Architectural Fixtures

Unit 20 Recessed Downlighting

Unit 21 Track Lighting

Unit 22 Specialty Accent Lighting

Unit 23 Utility Fixtures

Unit 24 Landscape Lighting

Module 6: Lighting Design

Unit 25 Introduction to Lighting Design

Unit 26 Lighting Composition

Unit 27 Coordinating Styles

Unit 28 Lighting Regulations

Unit 29 Energy Wise Lighting

Unit 30 Construction Drawings

Module 7: Specific Lighting Recommendations

Unit 31 Introduction to Lighting Design

Unit 32 Recommendations for Social Spaces

Unit 33 Recommendations for Work Spaces

Unit 34 Recommendations for Family Spaces

Unit 35 Recommendations for Outdoor Spaces










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.