These courses are designed to provide agents, architects, engineers, lighting designers, and anyone interested in developing a better understanding of available product solutions that meet mandated emergency lighting standards.
Committed to Continuing Education & Training
The more you know about emergency lighting, the better we look. That’s the motivation for the launch of our first series of AIA Accredited Courses.
Through these accredited AIA courses, the newest addition to our Continuing Education Program, monthly Chalk Talk webinars, and on-going agency training, it’s our goal to be your “go-to” resource for all your emergency lighting questions and solutions.
On-Demand AIA Accredited Courses
Credits: 1 HSW, 1 LU
Inverters are a modern, simple way to achieve an emergency lighting solution while minimizing maintenance costs and utilizing existing architectural fixtures for emergency purposes. This course will give the student the skills they require to design and specify inverter-based emergency lighting systems.
Emergency Lights: ISO-0502
Credits: 0.5 HSW – 0.5LU
This course is designed to introduce the architect to emergency lights. These lights are meant to be selected and installed according to specific standards established by building codes. Additionally, once installed, these systems must be tested to assure their efficacy in case of an emergency. How to select and specify the appropriate markers and the technological solutions available, as well as testing methods, will all be covered in this course.
Egress Marking and Exit Signs: ISO-0501
Credits: 0.5 HSW – 0.5LU
This course is designed to introduce the architect to egress marking systems that are used for ordinary way finding and building evacuation in emergency situations. These signage systems are meant to be selected and installed according to specific standards established by building codes. Additionally, once installed, these systems must be tested to assure their efficacy in case of an emergency. How to select and specify the appropriate markers and the technological solutions available, as well as testing methods, will all be covered in this course.
Available Live AIA Accredited Courses
These courses will give participants an overview of the technologies utilized in both exit signs and emergency lighting and how they’re used to meet the compliance requirements of the National Fire Protection Association’s Life Safety Code 101.
Additionally, these courses will provide insight in to the relative cost and complexity tradeoffs associated with the different product solutions and their impact on maintenance and system testing.
Learn what an inverter is and how it fits within an emergency lighting plan as compared to other technologies (Traditional Emergency Lights, Battery Backup LED Drivers, Generators, UPS).
Learn how to specify an appropriate inverter, understand the nomenclature used (Normally On, Normally Off, Switched) and how the ratings of the inverter relate to how much load may be specified on it.
Learn how and when transfer devices are required to create a code compliant solution and the difference between UL 924 and UL 1008 style transfer devices.
Learn how inverters can reduce the maintenance load on the customers’ facility team.
NFPA 70, the national electrical code details 2 different types of Emergency Lighting Control Devices — devices that guarantee that life safety lighting will be on at desired illumination levels in the event of an emergency. This course will help mitigate the confusion regarding the specification of these devices and understand their applications in the real world.
Knowledge of life safety systems, particularly a high level of understanding of the purpose of emergency lighting inverters and generators. In particular ISO-1001/ISO-1002 would be a perfect lead in to this course.
This deals with life safety the safe egress and illumination of buildings in the event of an emergency.
Learning Objective 1:
Understand the background technology where ALCR and BCELTS devices need to be deployed.
Learning Objective 2:
Learn the difference between the technologies and review how they sit within one-line diagrams.
Learning Objective 3:
Understand some of the real world tradeoffs between the device types as it relates to wiring, proximity and ease of testing.
Learning Objective 4:
Understand the integration of lighting controls with the different types of ELCDs and review some tricks for how to reduce costs in systems.