IALD Certification News and Resources
MAGAZINE ARTICLES ON CREDENTIALING
In addition to the materials available from IALD on the certification effort, the following publications have published informative articles that will help you to understand the impact of certification on architectural lighting design and the reasons the IALD is pursuing it:
Recap of IALD certification efforts as of May 2012, including the history of the IALD credentialing initiative, details about the industry survey, plans for the future and much more.
"Lighting Design Certifications from A-Z
Thorough explanation of the credentialing industry as pertinent to the lighting design profession. Many relevant links to outside sources, including an explanation of the difference between a certification and a membership in a professional association.
"IALD launches credentialing survey
Publicized the IALD Credentialing Task Force's industry survey in the spring of 2012 and emphasized the need for further exploration of a certification in architectural lighting design. Includes helpful and relevant background about IALD's efforts.
"Show Us Your Credentials
A helpful article contextualizing the IALD's certification efforts in the European and UK lighting communities.
mondo*arc 2012 International Lighting Design Survey
"Getting the Right Credentials
by Kevin Theobald, IALD President
Penned by Kevin Theobald, IALD, president of the IALD in 2012+2013, this article explains IALD's reasons for engaging in a certification effort and provides helpful information for those wondering how the certification initiative may affect their practices.
mondo*arc 2013 International Lighting Design Survey
"Gaining Credentials: The Next Step
Details how the IALD will begin to move forward from the results of the IALD Credentialing Task Force's industry survey. What are the next steps?
RESOURCES ABOUT CREDENTIALING
Review terminology documents from the Institute for Credentialing Excellence
, the preeminent authority on certification programs and their standards.
IALD PRESS RELEASES
View the PRESS RELEASE
from the IALD on the results of the Certification Survey, conducted in March 2012. This press release was picked up by more than 150 news outlets in 10 different countries in 2012.