Texas House Bill 2649

Credentialing Update
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Credentialing Update

Despite the program having completed its beta-testing stage, many lighting... More

Credential Potential
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Credential Potential

Credentialing for architectural lighting designers has stirred ongoing discussions... More

Should Lighting Designers Be Licensed?
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Should Lighting Designers Be Licensed?

From the Archive presents articles from the past 25 years, with new commentary... More

Credentialing Conundrum
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Credentialing Conundrum

What's at stake as the lighting design community addresses the issue of... More

Safeguarding Lighting Design
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Safeguarding Lighting Design

What constitutes professional qualifications? How does a lighting designer define... More

Connection Points
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Connection Points

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A Rude Awakening
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A Rude Awakening

In Texas, proposed legislation related to the regulation and practice of... More

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Practice of Lighting Design Threatened by Texas House Bill 2649

An urgent news release issued by the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) sent late Tuesday evening alerts its members that the Texas Legislature is scheduled to vote today on Texas House Bill 2649. The proposed legislation relates to the regulation and practice of engineering and lighting design. Specifically, Sections 3, 5, and 6 restricts the practice of lighting design only to licensed engineers, architects, engineers, landscape architects, and interior designers. The bill makes no recognition of the National Council on Qualifications for Lighting Professions exam or individuals who have passed this exam and received the Lighting Certified (LC) designation. If passed, the proposed legislation would go into effect on Sept. 1, 2009. More

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