BOD logoBuilding Operator Certification® (BOC) is the leading training and certification program for building engineers and maintenance personnel. BOC graduates make their buildings more comfortable, efficient and environmentally friendly, thanks to skills they master in their classes.

And the BOC credential is just as valuable to building owners as it is to operators. BOC graduates help their organizations substantially cut operating costs – as much as $20,000 per year. Green Schools Alliance members are eligible for a $100 discount on tuition. See redemption instructions

Is BOC for you? Learn more about what they offer.



BOC helps building operators understand how facility systems work together so you can improve efficiency, save money and keep your equipment running longer. Through practical instruction and hands-on training, they give you the tools you need to excel.

Why get certified?

HVAC systems. Electrical systems. Lighting. Data collection. Environmental regulations and code compliance. Facility personnel manage a lot of moving pieces every day – and the Building Operator Certification® (BOC) program helps them do it more efficiently.

BOC trainingWho should consider BOC certification?

Certification is useful for anyone who works in facility maintenance and operations, including:

Building and stationary engineers
Maintenance workers and supervisors
Operations technicians and supervisors
Facility coordinators
HVAC technicians

For Building Operators
If you want to excel in your work, start with BOC training. The BOC gives you the inside track on ways to run your building more efficiently. Combining classroom education and hands-on projects, they help you develop valuable skills that will make you a more valuable employee, too.

BOC training doesn’t just improve facility efficiency – it improves your career outlook, too. Certification says you’re serious about your work. Many of their graduates say they have more advancement opportunities after earning BOC credentials.

BOC trainingFor Facility Managers
If you want your building to operate at peak performance, BOC will help you get there. The BOC gives you and your staff hands-on training that helps you save energy, cut costs and keep occupants safe and comfortable.

When your staff develops new skills and delivers savings, the entire department gains credibility. BOC training can make you even more valuable to the people who own and use your facility.

For Building Owners
Thanks to practical training and a fresh perspective on building management, the average BOC graduate saves his or her employer as much as $20,000 a year. The BOC helps managers and operators find opportunities for change, so they can cut costs and serve building occupants well.

BOC is the industry’s longest-running energy efficiency training program, and we offer the best value of any training provider.

BOC trainingWhat certifications are offered?

Operators can earn two levels of certification. Level I helps you develop a broad understanding of efficient building operation. Level II offers more targeted training in equipment troubleshooting and diagnostics and participants have generally completed Level I training.

How do you maintain your credentials?

Once you’ve completed BOC training, keep your credentials current with annual continuing education. You can earn maintenance points for a variety of activities, from participating in webinars to attending trade shows.



In partnership with the BOC program, Green Schools Alliance members are eligible to receive $100 discount on each BOC registration for a full series. A larger discount fee could be possible for districts or organizations with a higher number of participants. Tuition varies by each regional provider.
BOC is an initiative of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council.