In order to earn the BOC Certification and become a Certified Building Operator (CBO), you must pass a comprehensive exam. The exam takes place after the course is completed and exam applications have been reviewed.
What is the Certification Exam?
The Certification Exam is a 3 hour test addressing topics covered in the course training. You must score 67% to pass.
|Total Items =||100|
|Critical Work Functions||100%||100|
|Section A. 31 Items||31%||31|
|Maintain Energy Using Building Systems, Equipment, and Envelope to Minimize Energy Use|
|Section B. 41 Items||41%||41|
|Operate Energy Using Systems for High Performance|
|Section C. 15 Items||15%||15|
|Perform Technical and Administrative Duties|
|Section D. 13 Items||13%||13|
|Maintain Indoor Environmental Quality to Standards|
How to prepare for the exam
All critical work functions that make up the Certification Exam are part of the BOC Level I training course. In addition, we offer a series of Exam Prep Webinars to help you prepare for the Certification Exam.
To further prepare, you can purchase practice quizzes and the newest versions of BOC handbooks from the BOC Shop, and/or refresh yourself with BOC handbooks from your course. Recorded technical webinars on a wide range of topics are also available for purchase in the BOC Webinar Library.
The chart below shows which BOC course materials correspond with which Critical Work Functions covered in the Certification Exam.
|Critical Work Functions||Corresponding Training|
|Section A: Maintain Energy Using Building Systems, Equipment, and Envelope to Minimize Energy Use||BOC Classes 1001–1007, 1009 and 201|
|Section B: Operate Energy Using Systems for High Performance||BOC Classes 1001–09 and 201|
|Section C: Perform Technical and Administrative Duties||BOC Classes 1001, 1003–07, 1009, 201 and 2015 Recorded Webinars #1-#4|
|Section D: Maintain Indoor Environmental Quality to Standards||BOC Classes 1001, 1003, and 1005|
Ready to take the exam and become a Certified Building Operator?
Go to the Certification Exam Locator, create an account, and find a testing location near you.
We are currently improving our exam administration options. The current platform will only be used through 12/31/2019. The current site is only available to schedule exams through December 31, 2019. We will contact you with instructions for using our improved service to schedule exams in 2020 as soon as possible. If you have questions, please contact the BOC Help Desk at 1-877-850-4793.
BOC aligns with ISO 17024
We have undertaken an initiative to align the BOC program with an international standard for organizations that certify personnel. Learn details about the ISO 17024 alignment. Part of this change is the addition of this comprehensive exam. Learn more about the Certification.