Eligibility for training

BOC training is for building operators with two or more years experience in building operation and maintenance, who wish to broaden their knowledge of the total building system. Past participants have included building engineers, stationary engineers, maintenance supervisors, maintenance workers, facility coordinators, HVAC technicians, electricians, operations supervisors, operations techs, and others in the facility operation and maintenance field.

Eligibility for the Training Certificate of Completion is based on work experience and education, AND completion of BOC classes, tests and on-the-job projects.

For those without two or more years’ experience who are looking to start a career in building operations and maintenance as well as existing facilities personnel who are looking for a solid foundational understanding of energy efficiency and building systems, the Fundamentals of Energy Efficient Building Operations lays a foundation for individuals to pursue an advanced career pathway focused on energy efficient building operations.

 

Level ILevel I: Building Systems Maintenance

It is highly recommended that applicants for the training credential have a high school diploma or GED, and must have one of the following:

  • two or more years of experience working in operations and maintenance of a commercial or institutional facility,

OR

  • a minimum of one year of experience working in operations and maintenance of a commercial or institutional facility AND one year of technical college level education in facilities engineering related program,

OR

  • two or more years of experience in energy management of facilities with a focus on operations and maintenance.

Level II iconLevel II: Improving Building Operational Performance

It is highly recommended that applicants for the training credential have a high school diploma or GED, and must have one of the following:

  • a technical degree and three years of experience working in operations and maintenance of a commercial or institutional facility,

OR

  • a union membership at journey level and three years of experience,

OR

  • BOC Level I Training Certificate of Completion or Certification and four years of experience.

 

Fundamentals of Energy Efficient Building Operations

It is highly recommended that program participants have a high school diploma or GED, and:

  • Interest in pursuing a career in building operations and maintenance; energy management; facilities management or related field

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