What is CALCTP?

Why Advanced Lighting Controls?

The California Advanced Lighting Controls Training Program (CALCTP) is a statewide initiative aimed at increasing the use of lighting controls in commercial buildings. CALCTP will educate, train and certify licensed C-10 electrical contractors and state-certified general electricians in the proper programming, testing, installation, commissioning and maintenance of advanced lighting control systems. Such systems typically include dimmers, occupancy sensors, photo-sensors, relay modules and communication-based control devices. 

Through proper installation practices, advanced lighting controls have the potential to improve energy efficiency in commercial facilities across California and help achieve significant energy savings.

Who is CALCTP?

The CALCTP is a collaborative effort of the following utilities, government agencies and labor associations:

  • California State Labor Management Cooperation Committee for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the National Electrical Contractors Association (LMCC/IBEW-NECA)
  • Southern California Edison (SCE)
  • Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E)
  • San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E)
  • California State University System
  • California Community College Chancellor's Office
  • California Energy Commission
  • California Lighting Technology Center, University of California, Davis
  • Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)
  • Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP)
  • National Electrical Manufacturers Association