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Welcome to the CALCTP Project!

The California Advanced Lighting Controls Training Program (CALCTP) and six Advanced Transportation Techology & Energy (ATTE) Centers are working on a statewide initiative aimed at increasing the use of lighting controls in commercial buildings and industrial facilities.

Through proper installation, advanced lighting controls improve energy efficiency in commercial facilities and save significant dollars. This partnership will educate, train and certify licensed electrical contractors, and state certified general electricians in the proper design, installation and commissioning of advanced lighting control systems. 

CALCTP: Good reasons for CALCTP Advanced Lighting Controls Training Video (YouTube)

CALCTP Flyer (pdf, 1.9MB)
CALCTP Contractor Brochure (pdf, 1.7MB)

Prerequisite Courses for Students

Completion of four online courses is required prior to enrollment. Those course are available on the Lighting Controls Association website. These courses can be found here.

Scheduled Courses

Visit the Calendar to view the schedule of courses.

Training Locations
Visit Locations to view the ATTE and WIB training locations in CA.

Course Description
This 50-hr course is divided into seven modules consisting of both lecture and lab activities. The module content is organized to answer the following about lighting controls: what they are, what they do, where they are used, and how they are installed. Each “lecture” contains one or more interactive components, including group discussions, device demonstrations and/ or calculation exercises.

CALCTP Partners
Visit the Partners for information and links to our partner's websites.


CALCTP: Good reasons for CALCTP Advanced Lighting Controls Training Video (YouTube)

"Governor Participates in Announcement of Clean Energy Job Training Programs"
More information is available here.

"Mayor Newsom Joins Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Tom Steyer to Announce New Funding for Green Collar Job Training Program"
More information is available here.

"Green commercial buildings consume 26 percent less energy and have 13 percent lower maintenance costs."

Source: The U.S. Green Building Council created a two page fact sheet in February 2010 "Green Buildings: USGBC and LEED". More information is available

"Report by Cleantech finds that commercial offices can reduce electricity consumption by 35-55% with the implementation of a lighting control solution and deliver a ROI within 2-10 years, depending on solution deployed."

Source: A May 2010 report by Cleantech Approach "Lighting Controls: Savings, Solutions, Payback and Vendor Profiles" reviews lighting control solutions for commercial offices. More information is available here.

"Advanced lighting controls can reduce lighting energy consumption by 50 percent in existing buildings"

Source: An articled titled "Lighting Control for Existing Buildings: Lighting is a Target for Energy-Efficiency Improvements because it's Profitable" is available here.