UL 1598 Luminaires: Online MTR General Coverage Program Curriculum


This curriculum consists of a series of courses that cover the UL Luminaire ‘General Coverage’ Certification Program. It provides an overview of the basic safety requirements in UL 1598 that apply to all luminaires, and the specific requirements and constraints that apply to luminaire designs eligible for certification without the need for thermal testing or UL engineering evaluation.

The curriculum is designed for those responsible for the design, assembly, or production oversight of General Coverage luminaires subject to UL follow-up service and labeling. Completion of the curriculum will fulfill the basic qualification requirements for being designated as a Manufacturer's Technical Representative (MTR).

Below is a list of the modules covered in this curriculum. Each module should take approximately 30 - 45 minutes to complete.*

• Overview of UL’s Luminaire Certification Program
• Understanding Follow-up Inspection Instructions
• Supply Connections and Wiring
• Enclosures, Openings and Electrical Spacings
• Grounding and Bonding
• Markings and Installation Instructions
• Understanding Temperature Test-exempt Constructions
• Canadian and US National Variations

*This curriculum is self-paced so you may start and stop each module at any time without having to start over from the beginning of each module.


  • Understand the UL Certification process
  • Learn to effectively use the key documents that comprise the UL Luminaire Certification Program
  • Apply the basic safety requirements of UL 1598, the Standard for Luminaires
  • Learn about the UL Product iQ Certification Databases
  • Understand the scope and constraints of the UL Luminaire General Coverage Program

Target Audience

  • Individuals to be designated as an MTR
  • Portable luminaire designers, assemblers, or production managers
  • Production inspectors
  • Staff responsible for procurement of sign components and materials

IMPORTANT: WHEN REGISTERING FOR THIS CURRICULUM, please be sure to enter your Manufacturer's Party Site Number in the Address 2 field of the User Registration page (First Name, Last Name, Address, etc.)

If you would like to register multiple users for a specific location, please contact your regional SME as noted below, for special bundled discount price:

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Course price for enrollments completed prior to March 31, 2020 are receiving a 46% discount, for a total course price of $800.00 USD. Effective April 1 and thereafter, the course price will revert to the $1500 USD base price. This reduced pricing is not subject to further discounting.

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Time Requirement


Certificates $800 until 3/31/2020, $1500 after 3/31/20

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