Strategic Partners

NALMCO partners with many industry organizations to broaden the scope of credible information, certification and opportunities available to members.

Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)

NALMCO and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) are partners and joint developers of the American National Standard titled ANSI/IES/NALMCO RP-36, Recommended Practice: Lighting Maintenance.  Established in 1906, the IES is the recognized technical and educational authority on illumination. The strength of the IES is its diversified membership including engineers, architects, designers, educators, students, contractors, distributors, utility personnel, manufacturers, and scientists in 64 countries all contributing to the mission of the Society: to improve the lighted environment by bringing together those with lighting knowledge and by translating that knowledge into actions that benefit the public. The IES is a 501(c)(3) non-profit professional society dedicated to the exchange of ideas and information, and a vehicle for its members’ professional development and recognition.

Integrated Lighting Campaign (ILC)

What is the Integrated Lighting Campaign? The Integrated Lighting Campaign (ILC) is a program designed to help facility owners and managers take advantage of savings opportunities and benefits of advanced lighting controls and of integrating lighting systems with other building or business systems in their facilities. The ILC serves as a resource for relevant research regarding new advanced lighting controls and integrated lighting systems and provides a platform to recognize exemplary projects shared by ILC participants and supporters.

Association of Energy Engineers

NALMCO and the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) have partnered to allow their respective lighting certifications – the Certified Lighting Management Consultant® (CLMC®) and the Certified Lighting Efficiency Professional (CLEP™) – to qualify for cross-over/reciprocal certification. NALMCO and the AEE have a long history of serving the needs of the lighting industry. These certification programs cover core lighting concepts and technologies that place lighting professionals at the forefront of the industry.

Dual Certification – Never Easier!

Once you earn one of these designations (either the CLMC from NALMCO or the CLEP from AEE), you may apply for the other organization’s certification credential without taking another exam. 

Complete the Application for CLMC or CLEP Reciprocal Certification and submit with your CLEP certificate or CLMC letter and application fee. Once your certification has been verified, the reciprocal certification will be conferred upon you. Obtaining both industry recognitions is an excellent opportunity to distinguish yourself in the highly-competitive lighting field. 

National Lighting Contractors Association of America

National Lighting Contractors Association of America (NLCAA) is a nonprofit educational provider of California’s Title 24 Energy Efficiency requirements. In 2014, NLCAA was approved by the California Energy Commission as a Lighting Controls Acceptance Test Technician Certified Provider; one of only two providers in the entire state of California. We train, certify and oversee Lighting Acceptance Test Technicians (ATTs) and Lighting Controls Acceptance Test Employers (ATEs), We also offer basic to advanced educational courses on the California Energy Code and hands-on lighting controls technologies.