Company Designation

Give your company a competitive edge with NXT Level designation.

Stay Relevant

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

Attract New Clients

Generate leads from the exclusive Designation List

Improve Sales

Help customers see the full value of advanced lighting

Access Incentives

Align customer projects with utility incentives, where applicable

Free Marketing Tools

Leverage free tools to promote your designation

Ways to Obtain Designation

Your company is eligible for NXT Level designation when you meet the following requirements:

  • NXT Level Designated Employee(s)

    At least one employee at your company must have a NXT Level designation and be in good standing with the program.

  • 3 Years in Business

    Your company must have been in business performing commercial lighting retrofits for at least three years. If your company has multiple branches, eligibility and participation will be at the branch level.

  • Valid Business License

    Your company must hold a valid business license in the state in which the company or branch operates—currently limited to Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.

  • Workers’ Compensation Insurance

    Your company must hold a Workers’ Compensation Insurance Registration Number.

  • 3 Project Examples

    Each company or branch must provide details on three completed lighting projects from within the last three years. This includes at least one completed project for each utility service area you seek to include in your NXT Level designation listing (i.e., this may result in the need for more than three project submissions).

How to Maintain Your Designation

To remain in good standing in the program and appear on the NXT Level Designation List, participating companies must:

Maintain Licenses and Insurance


Maintain their business license and workers compensation insurance.

Employ NXT Level Designee(s)


Continually employ at least one NXT Level designated individual.

Complete 9 Lighting Retrofits


Complete at least 9 qualifying lighting retrofit projects every 3 years. Visit the Support page to learn more.

How to Apply

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

What you need to apply:

  • Your company and point of contact name and location
  • Business license and insurance informatio
  • A list of current credentials, certifications and industry memberships (if applicable)
  • A minimum of three project 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 and allow 2 to 3 weeks for application processing and approval.

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