TRC Lighting Experts Receive Prestigious Certifications

Published January 2019
Chris Wendling, TRC Project Developer, receives LC Certification

Digger Anderson is one of approximately 62 individuals with this certification in the state of Minnesota, and Chris Wendling one of 41 individuals in Iowa.

TRC’s Project Development Team All-Stars

As a company, TRC has always set themselves apart with their custom approach to lighting solutions by incorporating services that are not often found in the marketplace. As of January 1, 2019 two members of their Project Development team, Digger Anderson and Chris Wendling, are both officially Lighting Certified (LC) Professionals, awarded by the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP).


What is the Value of a Lighting Certification (LC) Credential?

The NCQLP has established a process by which practitioners in lighting and related fields, through testing, demonstrate their knowledge and experience across the lighting professions. The exam is offered annually and is four hours long, consisting of two-sections with 180 multiple choice questions, 80 of which are a series of job related case studies.


“The LC credential demonstrates to customers and peers that you have acquired the necessary knowledge, understanding, and ability to apply lighting principles and techniques successfully.” – NCQLP


Digger Anderson, TRC Lighting Project Development Director, receives LC Certification


The NCQLP is an independent, non-profit credentialing body composed of membership organizations and is governed by a Board of Directors representing their member organizations.


Can Anyone Sit for the LC Exam?

So few individuals are accredited with this certification partly due to the breath of knowledge required to pass the exam, but the requirements to even sit for the exam are very strict as well.

To be eligible for the NCQLP Lighting Certification Examination, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and a minimum of three years of lighting-related work experience.
  • OR Have a minimum of six years of lighting-related work experience.

All candidates are also required to submit two letters of recommendation from either peers, colleagues or supervisors (who are not family members).


Why a TRC Audit Is Unlike the Rest

Customers continue to come to TRC for their lighting project development needs not only for the range of services provided, the award-winning team of experts, but also because of the thorough and fully developed audits that customers receive with TRC.

Too often we hear customers share their previous experiences with other companies providing sub-par audits, with a quick walk-through and an off-the-shelf solution. This is not the TRC way. We pride ourselves on customized solutions, with a full scope of work and custom photometric layouts as part of the solution.

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