How to Maintain CLVLT

Earning Continuing Education Credits (CECs)

To maintain your Certified Low Voltage Lighting Technician (CLVLT) certification you must earn and document a minimum of 12 CECs every two years and pay the biennial renewal fee. Please see below for a listing of ways to earn credits as well as the amount of credit each activity is worth. A minimum of six (6) CECs per renewal period must be lighting related.

Attend AOLP Annual Conference & Expo
Attend full conference and educational seminars held during conference. Six (6) CECs.
Serve on an AOLP Committee

Must attend 80% of meetings and be a contributing member. Three (3) CECs/+1 add’l CEC per year for serving as committee chair or board member.

New Member Referral

Applicant must list your name on his/her membership application and you must list his/her name on your CEC form. One (1) CEC per new member. Limit 3 CECs/year.

Attend a Lighting Educational Seminar or Technical Conference
These seminars can be sponsored by AOLP, IESNA, ALA, state or regional industry association, federal or state agency, etc. One (1) CEC per four hours of class.
Attain Additional Lighting Certifications
Earn two (2) to six (6) CECs for attaining additional lighting certifications (AOLP COLD, ALA, IESNA, etc.)
Attend Lighting Trade Shows and Field Days
These seminars can be sponsored by AOLP, IESNA, ALA, state or regional industry association, federal or state agency, etc. One (1) CEC per four hours of class.
Judge a Lighting Competition
These competitions can be conducted by AOLP, ALA, IESNA, national/regional/state associations or agencies, universities or technical schools, green/lighting industry organizations, etc. One-half (1/2) CEC per hour of judging.
Teach a Lighting Seminar/Class
One (1) CEC per hour of teaching. Limit 10 CECs/year.
Serve as a CLVLT Test Proctor or COLD Instructor
Three (3) CECs per full test event proctored.
Serve as a CLVLT Mentor
Three (3) CECs per year.
Serve as a Moderator/Host on CLVLT Phone Study Session
One (1) CEC per session (typically one hour calls).
Present a Lighting Paper at a Seminar or Technical Conference
Papers can be presented at national/regional/state associations or agencies, universities or technical schools, green/lighting industry organizations, etc. One (1) CEC for any presentation over 15 minutes in length. Limit 5 CECs/year.
Teach an In-House Lighting Course
Two (2) CECs per course taught. Limit 4 CECs/year.
Attend an In-House Manufacturer/Distributor/Industry Lighting Course
One (1) CEC per class. With prior written approval by CLVLT Committee Chairman, some classes may be worth up to 3 points. No point limit.
Attend Business Courses or Seimars
Course must be directly related to the performance of your job responsibilities. One (1) CEC per four hours of class. Limit 4 CECs/year.
Write/Publish article(s) for AOLP LightLines Newsletter
Submit and be published in LightLines (Contact AOLP for submission guidelines). One (1) CEC per article. Limit 4 CECs/year.
Participate in AOLP Field Day Project
Three (3) CECs. Limit 3 CECs/year.
Regular Contributor to AOLP LinkedIn Member Forum with Substantive Monthly Postings of Significant Content
Two (2) CECs. Limit 2 CECs/year.
Reading of Committee-Approved Books or Articles
One (1) to three (3) CECs for reading one of the books or articles pre-approved by the Certification Committee. CLVLTs may petition the CLVLT Committee to review and assign CEC value to books not currently on the list. Limit 3 CECs/year.
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