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K-State Today

September 21, 2021

K-State named one of 11 participating institutions in Lighting Certified intern program

Submitted by Grant Guggisberg

The National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions, or NCQLP, has designated Kansas State University as one of 11 accepted institutions into its intern Lighting Certified, or LC, program.

Students in the GE Johnson Department of Architectural Engineering and Construction Science in the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering who have completed at least 12 credit hours of lighting design courses can take the LC examination early. Those who pass will receive an intern LC designation, which would change into a full LC designation after completion of two full years of lighting-related employment.

The NCQLP established the LC certification as a process for practitioners in lighting and related fields, through testing, to demonstrate their knowledge and experience across the lighting professions.

"This designation acknowledges the work our students accomplish while at K-State and allows them to obtain the intern LC certification before they enter the workforce," said Fred Hasler, John W. and Dorothy M. Burke architectural engineering chair and professor of architectural engineering. "The certification is highly recognized and desired by the lighting design industry, thereby setting up our students for successful lighting design careers."

Hasler serves as K-State's institutional liaison to the NCQLP.

The NCQLP is a nonprofit organization founded in 1991 to serve and protect the well-being of the public through effective and efficient lighting practice. Through a peer-review process, the NCQLP establishes the education, experience and examination requirements for baseline certification across the lighting professions.