It gives us great pleasure to announce that Richard Cary, our Calgary Operations Manager and Account Representative has recently earned his NCQLP Lighting Certified designation. This highly respected achievement recognizes Richard's commitment to quality lighting solutions and energy saving through correct application of modern lighting technologies. We look forward to being able to offer our customers greater value in lighting solutions as a result of Richard's hard work.
About the NCQLP Examinination
Lighting is the single most important element in the visual environment. Effective lighting improves productivity and strengthens security. Lighting consumes up to 40 percent of the energy used in our buildings. A well-designed lighting system reduces energy, maintenance, and potential liability costs. Both public and private interests are served by more effective lighting and reduced operating costs. Rapid improvements in lighting systems and equipment offer potential solutions, yet they have also made lighting practice more complex.
As the lighting industry has grown, a number of efforts have been undertaken to differentiate the knowledgeable and qualified lighting practitioner. As a result, a need was recognized for an independent, industry-wide credentialing effort. Such a program addresses multiple issues that include: safety, health, productivity, energy conservation and effectiveness, environmental concerns, governmental policy, lighting technology, and competent, knowledgeable lighting practice.
The Lighting Certification Program was initiated by the lighting industry in 1991. Both lighting organizations as well as several governmental agencies whose mission encompasses lighting have been involved since the beginning. Lighting Certification is designed to set a baseline standard covering the entire scope of the vast lighting field. Utilizing the NCQLP’s testing mechanism, qualified individuals can earn their Lighting Certification designation. Applied Measurement Professional (AMP), as NCQLP’s professional testing agency, provides the expertise of an independent testing company in the construction of a valid and reliable examination that covers the entire field. The LC Examination is also continuously reviewed by the NCQLP Test Subcommittee to ensure that the questions which are asked are current, comprehensive, fair and reflective of lighting applications as they are being practiced across our industry today.