Getting Ready For The CLD
While specific application requirements for the Certified Lighting Designer (CLD) program are not yet available, there are some steps architectural lighting designers can take to be prepared for the launch of the CLD.
If you are an architectural lighting designer and intend to apply for the CLD, begin COLLECTING RECORDS
of your work to support your eventual application. Applicants must demonstrate their competency in each of the domains of practice of architectural lighting design two times - meaning that you will need to provide evidence (renderings, sketches, signed attestations, etc.) demonstrating proficiency in support of each domain, along with a description of how your evidence demonstrates proficiency.
Please review these additional tips as you work to collect records for the CLD:
- Compile evidence from projects on which you were a senior lighting designer or above.
- Exhibits should not include any text added in post-production.
- Any mention of manufacturer product information or design firm names on drawings or schematics should be masked out/obscured.
- Descriptions of how each piece of supporting evidence conveys proficiency will need to be limited to 100 words or less.
When the application is officially released in 2014, there will be additional questions required of applicants, but all evidence you compile now will streamline your applicaton process.
For additional information on the Certified Lighting Designer program, and what you can do now to prepare your application, please contact Thomas Rackley, IALD Certification Coordinator, at email@example.com
or by calling IALD Headquarters at +1 312 527 3677.