Education seminars provide up-to-date information on the latest in lighting design, technique, and technologies. Furthermore, you can earn valuable CEU and LEU credits by taking part. Check back soon for a comprehensive list of upcoming educational seminars and events!

Fundamentals of Lighting

The Fundamentals of Lighting course will cover topics: Light, Vision & Colour; Lighting Design Guide; Light Sources & Ballasts; Luminaires & Controls; Lighting Calculations & Photometry; Lighting for Interiors; Lighting for Exterior; Energy Management.

The IES Vancouver Section is offering the Fundamentals of Lighting Course as a 7-session course on Tuesdays & Thursdays, beginning October 20th until March 30th, 2021.  The exam will be held on online and available April 21 through to April 27. The exam must be completed by April 27, 2021. The course will be held ONLINE. Class times will be from  6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Cost: IES Members $300.00, Non Members $320.00

Intermediate Lighting Course

The intermediate Lighting Course is a 10 session course and will be held online. Upon successful completion of all three segments, a certificate will be awarded. This educational program is designed as the “next step” for those who already completed FOL-09 (ED100) or those with a number of years of experience in lighting. This course is a good next step for those preparing for the NCQLP – LC Exam.

The course runs from 6PM pST to 9PM PST on Wednesday nights starting March 31st 2020 through to June 2nd 2021.

Cost: IES Members $575.00, Non Members $625.00

LC Study Group

IES Vancouver is holding an LC (Lighting Certification) exam study group starting September 21st to help qualifying professionals prepare for the upcoming November 7th NCQLP examination. The study group is 7 sessions, each 3 hours long, and this year will be held via online web conferencing (ie.ZOOM).

The course will run in fall of 2021. Dates TBD.

The registration fee for this study group is $350 CDN.


The IES BC Section is pleased to again offer 2 scholarships.

We would like to congratulate this year’s scholarship winners:

  •  Danielle Vanderstoep congratulations on being awarded the Kay Ferguson Scholarship!
  •  Paolo Lujan & Helena Minsky congratulations on being awarded the Dixie Hudson Scholarship!

Please refer to the application form to determine which scholarship you should apply for.

Click Here for the IES Vancouver Dixie Hudson Scholarship Program 2021

Click Here for the 2021 Kay Ferguson Scholarship Award