Live Training & Webinars

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 - Virtual 4 day Residential Lighting Training Course - July 2024
Dates: Tuesday July 16, Friday July 19, Tuesday July 23, Friday July 26 Instructor: Joseph A. Rey-Barreau, AIA, IES Fee: $600 Additional Fees: Attendees will need to purchase the Residential Lighting Training Manual for Class Materials and exam Access
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

Upcoming Virtual Training


Residential Lighting Training Course (Intermediate/Advanced)


Upcoming 2024 Class Dates: 
Tuesday July 18
Friday July 21
Tuesday July 25
Friday July 28 

Class #2
Dates TBD

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.  


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:

$600 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