Please note that due to the holidays, DLC application processing will not occur between December 23 - 25, 2019. Product applications submitted between December 26, 2019 - January 3, 2020 may have additional processing and review time added due to limited personnel during the holiday season.

Training Programs

Lighting Controls Training Programs

DLC Advanced Lighting Control Systems (ALCS) Training Program

Unfamiliarity with how to design, install, and commission networked lighting controls is a key barrier that prevents widespread adoption and increases the cost of the technology. To address this barrier, the DLC has developing a training program for the design and installation of networked lighting controls.

After taking this course, participants will be able to explain to their customers the features and benefits that ALCS offer and how to configure them to maximize the benefit for any given situation. The course begins with an overview of the different types of ALCS, from traditional to new and innovative. The instructor will compare the complexity and wiring requirements of each type while providing new tools for selecting the right system for a given customer and application. Finally, participants will work in small groups to wire a new wireless control system and use their laptops and smartphones to commission it.


Steve Mesh has 39 years of experience designing lighting for a variety of projects both domestically and internationally. He is a member and former Regional Vice President/Northeast of the IES and has served on the Energy Management Committee for ASHRAE 90.1. Steve was part of the development team for the California Advanced Lighting Controls Training Program (CALCTP). He has taught lighting and controls for the past 35 years and has been a Contributing Editor of Building Operating Management magazine.

Training Resources from our Partners

Lighting Controls Association Trainings


The Lighting Controls Association offers a series of free online courses on lighting controls technology, application, and commissioning.


National Advanced Lighting Controls Training Program


The National Advanced Lighting Controls Training Program (NALCTP) is a week long, in-depth training course for electrical contractors on advanced lighting control technology currently offered in California, Illinois, Washington, and parts of Canada.