NALMCO Lighting Design Certifications: CLMC & CSLC
The interNational Association of Lighting Management Companies (NALMCO) unites lighting management companies and other lighting professionals, many providing turnkey lighting retrofits. The first in the lighting industry to offer lighting design certification and be recognized by the federal government, NALMCO currently conducts four nationally recognized programs for professionals in the lighting maintenance and retrofit business.
The next level, the Certified Lighting Management Consultant (CLMC), identifies professionals who have demonstrated a high level of technical competence and knowledge, as well as ethical fitness for holding key positions in the industry.
The Certified Sustainable Lighting Consultant (CSLC) program is the first, and only, sustainability certification for lighting professionals. A CSLC-certified professional has expertise in lighting design and in creating and maintaining lighting systems that use long-lived, energy-efficient products that minimize impacts on the environment.
The CLMC and CSLC exams are proctored at locations nationwide by an independent testing agency, Applied Measurement Professionals, Inc. Continuing education and certification renewal are required every 3 years.
Other lighting certifications
There are many other industry groups that educate and evaluate lighting professionals, including lighting designers. In the series “Lighting Design Certifications: From A to Z,” we sort through the alphabet soup of lighting credentials that recognize illumination professionals as literate, competent, or even expert, in their respective fields.
Written by Lois I. Hutchinson