Residential Lighting Training Manual

The 45-unit, 845-page Residential Lighting Training Manual (RLTM) is the core training material for the lighting industry and the basis for earning the ALA's Lighting Specialist designation.

The RLTM is the only training manual that encompasses every aspect of the residential lighting industry. Industry professionals, including sales associates, designers and manufacturers' representatives, study the manual to strengthen their knowledge about how lighting should be used in customers' homes.

The manual consists of eight modules:

  • Introduction to Lighting
  • Light Sources
  • Decorative Lighting Fixtures
  • Electricity and Lighting Controls
  • Architectural Lighting Fixtures
  • Fundamentals of Lighting Design
  • Specific Room-by-Room Lighting Recommendations
  • Effective Selling

The Residential Lighting Training Manual may be purchased online.