NALCTP trains qualified electricians in effective techniques to install, tune, commission and maintain advanced lighting control systems.

Why get Certified?

NALCTP will dramatically increase the demand for lighting controls in commercial buildings. At the program’s core is a rigorous, comprehensive course developed by the University of California-Davis’ California Lighting Technology Center. The training regimen is composed of 10 hours of prerequisite study material, followed by 10 hours of lecture, plus 40 hours of hands-on lab work.  NALCTP certified electricians have an unparalleled advantaged installing this growing technology.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Because the lecture and lab work moves along at a challenging pace, all participants must be equally prepared prior to enrollment.  The prerequisite studies are on the Lighting Controls Association website—modules EE101, EE102 Part 1, EE103, and EE201 (Approximately 10 hours). These courses can be found here. For enrollment in NALCTP, applicants must present a certificate of completion for online study to enroll in the NALCTP course.

What is Covered in the Course?

This course is divided into seven modules consisting of both lecture and lab activities. The module content is organized to answer the following about lighting controls: what they are, what they do, where they are used, and how they are installed. Each “lecture” contains one or more interactive components, including group discussions, device demonstrations and/ or calculation exercises.

The corresponding lab period, following the lecture, allows the attendee to directly apply what has been learned by installing the devices on electrical lab board, under the supervision of the NALCTP-certified instructor(s).