The Greater Seattle Chapter of IFMA and the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council are excited to announce a new education partnership to offer the Building Operator Certification training and certification program to IFMA Seattle members at a discounted rate. The partnership supports IFMA’s commitment to provide tangible benefits to their members and supports their dedication to professional development for members in sustainable building operation and maintenance.

NEEC wishes to recognize organizations like IFMA Seattle by partnering with them to offer discounted tuitions to members and their employees to attend training in the Building Operator Certification program. The program offers IFMA Seattle members and their employees a discount of $100 on each BOC registration for a full course series and provides them with recognition of BOC-credentialed personnel. In exchange, IFMA Seattle will inform their members of training opportunities through BOC, the discounted tuition benefit to members and benefits of holding an industry-recognized credential.

“At IFMA Seattle, our primary goal is to enhance our members’ education in every way we can,” said Christopher Dawe, president Greater Seattle Chapter of IFMA. “We believe this education partnership with BOC builds on the positive relationship between the two organizations to enhance the facilities engineering profession through complementary educational programming.”

“We are confident this partnership between NEEC and IFMA Seattle will contribute to better building performance and career advancement by providing technicians with a means of distinguishing themselves to employers through improved job skills and a commitment to the profession,” said Stan Price, Executive Director of NEEC.

The partnership applies to all BOC Level I and II trainings in the Northwest. For a full list of trainings, please visit

About International Facility Management Association and the Seattle Chapter: IFMA is the world’s largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting 24,000 members in 105 countries. Its mission is to globally advance and support the practice of facility management. The IFMA Greater Seattle chapter supports this mission by creating an environment to support the diverse membership of IFMA and to encourage each members’ growth in the areas of facility management most important to them as an individual.

About NEEC: The Northwest Energy Efficiency Council (NEEC) is a non-profit business association of the energy efficiency industry. NEEC’s mission is to promote policies and programs that enhance market opportunities for energy efficiency. NEEC is a national provider of a range of services from Energy Benchmarking technical support to training and credentialing through the Building Operator Certification (BOC®) program.

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