IES Fundamentals of Lighting Course

Starts:  Nov 7, 2019 8:00 AM (ET)
Ends:  Nov 28, 2019 5:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  The IES Ottawa Section

The IES Ottawa Section is offering the Fundamentals of Lighting Course as a 4-week course on Thursdays, beginning November 7 until November 28, 2019.  The exam will be held on November 28th. The course will be held at Algonquin College, 1385 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa, Classroom F109. Class times will be from  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a half hour lunch break. Registration fees include a 500 page pdf copy of the Fundamentals of Lighting Manual, copies of the PowerPoint slides, notes and quizzes, and on-site light snacks and beverages each day of the course.

The Society recently issued a revised version of the Fundamentals of Lighting Course and this new program covers more topics in greater depth. It is the ideal course for those wanting a solid introduction into the science and application of light or those looking to advance their knowledge in preparation for more advanced training.  To be successful, students should be prepared to dedicate the time needed to attend class, read the required 50-60 pages of material per class, plus work on any quizzes and assignments. Instructors for the course will be respected lighting professionals.

Who should take the course?

  •  Engineers
  •  Sales Professionals
  •  Architects
  •  Lighting Designers
  •  Interior Designers
  •  Distributors
  •  Facilities Managers
  •  Commercial Property Managers

Course topics

  • Module1 – Overview (History, Professional Practice, Physics, Vision, Colour, Light and Health)            
  • Module 2 – Electric Light Sources
  • Module 3 – Daylighting
  • Module 4 – Luminaires
  • Module 5 – Controls
  • Module 6 – Lighting Metric Calculations 
  • Module 7 – Codes, Standards  and Economics
  • Module 8 – Lighting Design Process
  • Module 9 – Lighting for Interiors
  • Module 10 – Lighting for Exteriors
  • Final Exam  Registration Fees
    Members: $700 + 91.00 HST
    Non-Members: $800 + 104.00 HST
    IES Emerging Professionals: $550 + 71.50 HST (official IES designation required)
    If you have been in the lighting industry for 5 years or less, it is beneficial to purchase an Emerging Professional Membership for $95US and pay the reduced rate for the course

    How to Register
    Register by sending an email to Donna Boag at iesottawa@rogers.comwith the following information:

    Phone & email address
    Mailing address
    Payment preference (invoice paid by cheque by mail, or invoice paid by Credit Card)

    Mailing address for payment by cheque:
    IES Ottawa Section
    Attention: Donna Boag
    532 Montreal Road, Suite 449
    Ottawa   ON   K1K 4R4

It is important that you register early with full payment to guarantee timely arrival of the course material. You will receive your e-version of the manual once registration fees have been paid.

Only one registration will be accepted at member pricing for each individual IES member. Companies that wish to register more than one student can register only one student at member pricing for each individual IES member employed at their firm. Additional registrations must be at the non-member price. The actual member need not be the applicant.

The IES does not refund cancelled registrations after the material has been ordered but you can transfer registration to another person within the company.

Other Questions?
For more information contact Geoff Bryden by email at
Registration questions? Contact Donna Boag at


Algonquin College Ottawa Campus
1385 Woodroffe Avenue
Ottawa, ON K2G 1V8