A/V and integrator buying group ProSource has launched the ProSource Lighting Technology Certification program to help its membership advance their lighting sales.
Lighting is a $44 billion annual category in the U.S. alone, and lighting fixtures are fundamentally changing the worlds of integration and controls. ProSource says in view of this, it has developed an industry-first plan to accelerate growth in the category for its members.
The customized content for Level 1 Certification, to be presented by David Warfel and Mark Langston, both of Light Can Help You, is available exclusively in ProSource University, a proprietary LMS platform introduced earlier this year. The program was developed in collaboration with the ProSource Lighting Committee and is supported by ProSource vendor partners.
The Lighting Technology Certification Modules are as follows: M0: ProSource Lighting Technology Certification; M1: Lighteracy 101 – Client Foundations; M2: Lighteracy 201 – Integrator Foundations; M3: Happier & Healthier – Light & Wellness; M4: Designer’s Brushes – Lighting Fixture; M5: Designer’s Canvas – Lighting Plans; M6: In the Zone – Controls; M7: The Industrial Complex; and M8: Purchasing & Restocking.
Level 2 curriculum is a live, hands-on Lighting Lab experience that will be hosted at a permanent location to be announced later this year. To kick off the program, ProSource is hosting a Lighting Technology Certification virtual launch event to guide members on how to get started with a 30-minute webinar.
“ProSource and Light Can Help You teamed up to create and deliver an incredible educational opportunity that is 100% focused on the CI channel,” said Warfel. “We looked at all the great education opportunities out there and could not find any training that addressed how to go to market as an integrator selling lighting.”
Sherry Dantonio, ProSource director of Membership and Education, commented, “I am very excited for the launch of the ProSource LTC program, exclusively available through ProSource University, which has been made possible with the generous support of American Lighting, Coastal Source, Colorbeam, DMF Lighting, Savant, Vantage, and WAC Lighting. ProSource U access is free for all members now through September 30.”
Additional information is available from Dantonio at: (562) 810-1706; Sherry.Dantonio@Prosourceinfo.com.