Competency for lighting professionals

This information is designed for any lighting professional to assist them with developing their lighting career.

It is also used as guidance for project managers and team managers to determine competence and skill requirements for the lighting discipline, and to use to provide a basis for training budgets and justify attendance at technical meetings and seminars.

There is no set path to achieve a specific set of career skills; rather there is a multitude of different options for education and training available, to provide the foundation for achieving these skills. This information will assist the professional to choose the most efficient path for their individual professional development.

Competency isn't built in a day. But today is the day to start building it. Learn, record, reflect and develop. Guy Harding, ILP Vice President, Membership.







This guidance is for all lighting professionals at whatever stage of their career and in whatever lighting discipline they are working. It is equally applicable to new trainees or senior designers, and for those professionals in sales, manufacturing, design, research or any other lighting related field.

The guide provides a framework through which lighting professionals can map their professional development through their career and develop their competence.

The ILP Competency for Lighting Professionals guide is at the bottom of this page and explains:

  • What is it?
  • Who needs it? 
  • Why me? 
  • When do I need to demonstrate my competency?
  • How do I demonstrate my competency?
  • Understanding limits of competence
  • Grading your level of competency
  • Competency and ILP membership
  • Competency solutions