CLD Commission Names APIL an Approved Lighting Design Association

The CLD Commission is pleased to announce that the Associazione Professionisti dell’illuminazione (APIL) has earned approved lighting design association status from the Certified Lighting Designer (CLD) Commission. APIL professional-level members will now be eligible to take advantage of a special streamlined application process and reduced application fee for Certified Lighting Designer (CLD), the world’s first international, evidence-based certification in architectural lighting design.

In addition to APIL, based in Italy, CLD-approved lighting design associations include the Association des Conceptures Lumiére et Eclairagistes (ACE) based in France, the Asociación Profesional de Diseñadores de Iluminación (APDI), based in Spain, and the U.S.-based International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), underscoring the international scope of the certification.
Governed by the CLD Commission, the CLD certification process is designed to assess an individual’s ability to operate as a lead architectural lighting designer in a professional and proficient manner.  Candidates are assessed on written responses and evidence from their portfolio, as described in the CLD Candidate Handbook.
International lighting design associations interested in applying for approved status are invited to contact CLD at or +1 312 267 2115.