Advanced Lighting Education is offered locally at the section level throughout the year. The IES RMS section will typically offer ALE events in the Spring and Fall based on current trends in the industry, and requests directly from the community. For more information please contact the Chair of Education, and keep an eye on our events page for more fun events in the mean time!


The fundamentals of lighting course (FOL) is offered each spring and serves as an introduction to lighting. The Course covers 10 different learning modules that vary from basic types of light to design applications. The FOL is open to the general public, but members receive a discounted rate. FOL is intended for professional who are new to the industry and want to learn the basics of lighting. FOL qualifies for IES CEU's.