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Become an Acceptance Technician

Effective July 1, 2014, the California Energy Commission adopted changes to the California building Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Parts 1 and 6) that require lighting controls and devices to be certified as properly installed and operational, prior to issuance of occupancy permits. All acceptance test technicians must be employed by an acceptance test employer that provides support as well as quality control.

Interested in becoming an Acceptance Test Technician or Acceptance Test Employer? Contact CALCTP at or (877) 670-7910 to be put on the training wait list. 

Applicants must submit a CALCTP-AT Technician or CALCTP-AT Employer application and pay the required fees outlined below. The application process is described in detail in the CALCTP-AT Handbook. Note: A CALCTP-AT Technician (field tester) must perform acceptance tests under a certified CALCTP-AT Employer.

CALCTP-AT Training Course Application and Record Maintenance Fees

The training course Application and Record Maintenance Fee covers the review and approval of application to ensure applicants meets criteria established by the California Energy Commission. The CALCTP-AT courses are offered by 32 independent training centers that may charge a training fee in addition to the application fee. To find a training class call CALCTP at (877) 670-7910. It is the Candidates responsibility to check with the training site prior to the first day of the course regarding a training fee. If there is a fee associated with the course, the Candidate will pay the training site directly.

CALCTP's third-party administrator, ICF, will process payment for fees noted below. All statements will indicate that payment was made to ICF.

  • $300 CALCTP-AT Technician Training Course Application and Record Maintenance Fee
  • $150 CALCTP-AT Technician License Renewal
  • $15 CALCTP-AT Technician Pocket ID Card Replacement
  • $25 CALCTP-AT Certificate Replacement
  • $700 CALCTP-AT Employer Training Course Application and Record Maintenance Fee for One Office Companies
  • $950 CALCTP-AT Employer Training Course Application and Record Maintenance Fee for Companies with More than One Office

Return Policy

All refunds for cancellations will be made only if requested in writing two weeks before the training.

Delivery Method and Timing

Confirmation of your payment will be sent within 24 hours of order via email. Upon successful completion and passage of the course, you will receive a certificate and state recognized license good for one year.

CALCTP Privacy Statement

Your right to privacy is important to CALCTP-AT. The page where credit card information is entered is secured. CALCTP accepts American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover Cards. In addition, CALCTP will not share your credit card information with any outside parties.

Customer Service

For questions about your purchase, please contact the CALCTP-AT Helpdesk at or (877) 670-7910.

If you are a business, building department, or company that wants to file a complaint against a CALCTP-AT Employer or CALCTP-AT Technician, or training site, please contact us