California Advanced Lighting Controls Training Program (CALCTP)

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Electronic workThis training provides the requirements needed to become a Non-Residential CALCTP-AT Technician (field test certifier) for advanced lighting control systems. The California Energy Commission adopted changes to the Building Energy Efficiency Standards contained in the California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 6 (also known as the California Energy Code) and associated administrative regulations in Part 1. The amended standards, called the "Nonresidential Acceptance Testing Certification," went into effect on July 01, 2014.

CALCTP Systems Course 

The CALCTP Systems Course is available online for those wishing to seek AT-Technician Certification. Those interested in the CALCTP Systems Course should reach out to CALCTP Administration ( for instruction on how to complete this course.  

CALCTP Acceptance Technician Course  $249

The CALCTP Acceptance Technician Course is a 24 hour training that concludes with a final examination. Mid-level managers, contractor staff, estimators, project managers, and engineers can all benefit from this course. Topics include technician skills and responsibilities, compliance documentation, installation requirements, and acceptance testing procedures. 

2020 Session June 17,18,19 8:30am to 5:30pm

Become a Non-Residential Acceptance Technician by completing the following:

--Make sure you meet the eligibility requirements:

  • Three or more years of experience in three out of the five categories below:
  • (a) occupancy & photo sensors,
  • (b) voltage dimming systems,
  • (c) demand response controls,
  • (d) track lighting systems,
  • (e) time-based scheduling systems,
  • An active C-10 license and or General Electrician License.
  • Or, you that have a certificate/degree as either a commission agent, Architect, or Engineer. (Only one is required).

Full list of requirements can be found in the CALCTP-AT Handbook posted on the Acceptance Technician page of the CALCTP website.

--Submitting a completed Technician Application with supporting documents to CALCTP and paying the appropriate application and records maintenance fee upon application approval.

--Successful completion of pre-requisite online modules:

--Successful completion of the CALCTP Systems course

--Successful completion of the CALCTP Acceptance Tech course

--Once your application has been approved, you may register (far right blue button) for courses.


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