For whom is the training, national examination and international registration as an ELE Interior/ Exterior Lighting intended?

The ELE concept is suitable for all candidates with different education and previous knowledge in the field of light and lighting.

You may have a qualification in another field but be new to the lighting industry. Even if you want to deepen or broaden your existing, specific knowledge, the ELE is suitable for you. The concept is also interesting for those who want to have a recognised confirmation of their knowledge and skills. An ELE can fulfil requirements that are demanding but do not necessarily require a university education.

The target groups include:

  • Electrical planners and installers
  • Architects, interior designers, engineers
  • Employees from the housing industry, facility management and wholesale trade
  • Responsible persons from municipalities and authorities
  • Sales staff from the lighting industry
  • Operators of lighting systems
  • Energy consultants

Registration recommendation


To become an ELE, we highly recommend that you have successfully completed an officially recognised education or academic course of studies that have the fields of light and lighting as an integrated and important part of the taxonomy for the study, e.g.   

  • Illuminating engineering   
  • Lighting technology   
  • Lighting design   
  • Electrical engineering   
  • Architecture   
  • Physics   
  • Media / communication technology   
  • Opto-electronics   
  • Design   
  • Building services

Professional experience  

The applicant shall have successfully worked in light and lighting as a professional. The specific nature of the employment is irrelevant, sales and marketing are just as relevant as design, planning, installation, design/construction, or research. The work of the applicant should, however, have the following character traits: 

  • Application of relevant technical principles and interrelations   
  • Analysis and recognition of technical requirements regarding illumination   
  • Analysis and recognition of human needs within a lighting scenario   
  • Structured and comprehensible documentation   
  • Introducing innovations in lighting   
  • Consideration of ecological requirements   
  • Professional behaviour  
  • Professional advancement  

Whether you are a lighting beginner or already a lighting expert, the manufacturer-neutral and practice-oriented further training offers the ideal consolidation of your knowledge and optimal preparation for the ELE examination.