Benefits of Membership
Being a member of AOLP gives you the opportunity to be involved in the only association that serves the outdoor lighting industry. The value of your membership and benefits of joining are listed below. In addition, please remember to take advantage of AOLP’s Membership Drive Incentive Program to earn money towards next year’s membership dues amount!
All membership categories receive the following benefits:
Identity of Certification
You have the opportunity to become certified through both the Certified Low Voltage Lighting Technician (CLVLT) or Certified Outdoor Lighting Designer (COLD) programs. Certification gives you credibility and personal advancement through receiving the credentials of certification and makes you a valuable resource to consumers.
Professional Development & Networking
As a member of AOLP, you have the opportunity to network with and learn from successful lighting professionals across the country at the annual conference and via the member forum. In addition, you may participate in the annual awards program to increase promotion; utilize AOLP brochures to promote your association affiliation; display your membership certificate and use the AOLP logo; and more.
Education & Resources
The education AOLP provides at the annual conference gives you ideas creatively, as well as ensures you are informed on changing industry standards. Only members have access to certain areas of the AOLP website, which include a membership directory, business resources and more.
As a professional, you must be kept abreast of all industry news. Through LightLines, the quarterly e-newsletter, you are informed of industry and association news.
By including your membership logo and link online for consumers, AOLP is assisting you in gaining more clients. This promotion is invaluable as the web is becoming the resource for consumers to find professionals.
Trade Show Promotion
AOLP attends a variety of trade shows in order to promote the profession of outdoor lighting and YOU.
Advertising & Sponsorship Opportunities
Only members of AOLP can advertise in LightLines, as well as be a sponsor at the annual conference and trade show. Manufacturer members of AOLP receive a FREE quarterly advertisement in LightLines, while both Manufacturer and Distributor members can provide coupons and promotion in the valuable member incentive packet.
Member Incentive Program
Upon becoming a new member or renewing, each member receives a packet of coupons that provide discounts from industry distributors and manufacturers. This packet is worth over $600 in premiums and discounts!