Individual Designation

Take your career to the next level with free, comprehensive lighting training.

Stay Relevant

Stay up-to-date in the ever changing lighting industry.

Increase Exposure

Join the exclusive NXT Level Designation List.

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Understand energy efficiency trends and codes.

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NXT Level Training

NXT Level offers free, comprehensive training that empowers lighting professionals with the knowledge to better design, sell and install more advanced commercial and industrial lighting retrofits.

Level 1


  • Online and On-Demand
    A web-based training that can be taken any day or time that’s most convenient.
  • 360 Degree View
    A comprehensive look at every aspect of a lighting retrofit project.
  • $600+ Value—at No Cost
    Available at no cost thanks to your local utility.

Level 2


  • Hands-On Training
    Combines in-person, web and field-based coursework.
  • Advanced Curriculum
    An advanced curriculum covering the latest techniques and technologies.
  • $1,200+ Value—at No Cost
    Available at no-cost thanks to your local utility.

Ways to Obtain Designation

There are three pathways for individuals to participate in NXT Level 1 training. Participants must first complete NXT Level 1 in order to qualify for NXT Level 2.

1+ Years of
Experience*


Level 1 Training & Exam
Participants with one to four years of experience must complete NXT Level 1 courses and exams to earn designation.

5+ Years of
Experience


Pass Exam
For participants with five or more years of experience, NXT Level 1 courses are recommended but may be skipped prior to taking and passing the exams.

LC, CLEP, CLMC Credentials


Automatic Designation
For applicants who are LC, CLEP and/or CLMC certified, NXT Level 1 designation is automatically earned once their application is approved and a short survey is completed. Courses and exams are available but optional.

*Participants with less than one year of industry experience are welcome to take the courses and exams; however, they will not earn their NXT Level designation until they have completed one year of relevant work experience.

How to Maintain Designation

To maintain your designation and company listing, participants must commit to continuing their advanced lighting education and staying up-to-date on industry changes. This can be achieved by:

Earning 18 CEUs Every 3 years

  • Each CEU is equivalent to one hour of continued education.
  • Education or training must be related to advanced lighting concepts and practices.
  • Participants are responsible for self-reporting credits to the program administrator. Program staff may request documentation of continued education activities.
or

Enrolling in Level 2 Training

Designees who enroll in NXT Level 2 training within three years of completing their NXT Level 1 training meet their requirement of staying up-to-date on industry changes to maintain their NXT Level 1 designation.

Learn More About NXT Level 2


How to Apply

Completing your NXT Level application is simple and takes just 15 minutes.

What you need to apply:

  • Your contact information
  • A list of your current credentials, certifications and industry memberships (if applicable)
  • Your employer/company name and location
  • A minimum of two professional references
  1. Terms & Conditions
    First read through the terms and conditions to make sure you’re eligible.

  2. Gather Application Documents
    Gather your applicable licenses, credentials, contact information and references.

  3. Apply Online
    Complete the online application form.

  4. Start Company Application (optional)
    Initiate the company application to be sure you appear on the Designation List upon training completion.

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