The Certified Lighting Designer (CLD) certification is the first evidence-based certification in architectural lighting design in the world. The certification process is designed to assess whether an individual is able to operate as a lead architectural lighting designer in a professional and proficient manner.
The CLD is a global benchmark of performance, making it a valuable addition to your existing qualifications and portfolio of work. Earning your CLD sets you apart from your competitors by demonstrating to clients that you have a proven track record in meeting high standards of professional practice.
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Three CLDs take home a 37th annual IALD International Lighting Design Award - Jill Cody, Uno Lai, and Yah Li Toh.
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To be eligible, you need at least three years of experience as a lead architectural lighting designer and the ability to demonstrate your professional competency. You will be assessed on written responses and evidence submitted from your portfolio – no tests or specific training are required.