More than 1,800 electricians have graduated from the California Advanced Lighting Controls Training Program (CALCTP), a rigorous course of study that prepares electricians to install state-of-the-art lighting control solutions. Last year CALCTP was awarded a grant from the California Workforce Investment Board, and the program has proven to be so successful that it is now being adopted in other states as the National Advanced Lighting Controls Training Program (NALCTP).
Early NALCTP adopters include Washington, Michigan and Illinois. CALCTP Co-Executive Chairman Bernie Kotlier says CALCTP will license the curriculum at no cost.
CLTC maintains and expands the CALCTP curriculum as part of its support of the program. In 2012 two new modules were added, one on the Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI), a digital protocol for lighting control networks that was developed, in part, with California Energy Commission funding, and another on other types of networked control systems.