Certification Programs

NALMCO is committed to helping you become the best in your profession. That’s why NALMCO was the first organization in the lighting industry to create nationally recognized professional lighting management certifications. The certifications identify you as a leader within the industry and prove to customers that you’re the most qualified to do the job.  NALMCO’s four certifications were written by the industry’s most knowledgeable lighting professionals. Each exam focuses on information and skills that are directly related to the work you perform every day. 
  • Offer cost-effective resources to train your staff.
  • Are convenient – study materials are available online, with technical certification exams offered online and professional certification exams offered at locations throughout the U.S.
  • Allow you to stand out as an industry leader.
  • Acknowledge your achievements within the industry.

Technical Certifications

Certified Apprentice Lighting Technician (CALT™):  $225 per person Non-Members | $165 per person Members.
Certified Senior Lighting Technician (CSLT™):  $225 per person Non-Members | $165 per person Members.

Professional Certifications

Certified Lighting Controls Professional (CLCP™):  $225 per person Non-Members | $200 per person Members.
Certified Lighting Management Consultant® (CLMC®): $1000 per person Non-Members | $500 per person Members. 

Certification Renewals

All certification renewals begin on January 1 and end on December 31. The renewal cycle is January 1 of the year immediately following the completion of your certification. You will receive one hour of credit for the actual clock time. Partial hours qualify. Notification will be sent electronically and by mail when it’s time to certify.

Renewed every three years. Requires 9 hours CE.

Renewed every three years. Requires 40 hours CE.

Renewed every three years. Requires 24 hours CE.

Enroll in a Certification Program

Complete the Requirements


Once Candidates have enrolled in a program and paid the certification fee Candidates will receive an email with links to online study materials and a secure URL to take their exam online. The email will include the required Username and Password needed to take the exam.  Please note that NALMCO uses a third-party testing company to administer our exams.  Please allow 24-48 hours for your exam to be set up in the testing center.  An email will be sent once your exam is ready.
  • Candidates have 90 days from the date of enrollment to complete the CALT, CSLT or CLCP exam.
  • Candidates have 180 days from the date of enrollment to complete the CLMC exam.

Complete the program

For all exams, Candidates must score a 70% or higher. Upon passing the exam, a certification of completion and wallet card will be made available in your online profile; you may download and print these documents at any time. All certifications must be renewed every three years. Ensure you review the certification hours needed to renew your particular certification and enter your renewal hours online