The Building Operator Certification Training (BOC®) is eight modules rolled out over a nine-day skills based training which affords facility personnel improved job skills and knowledge to transform workplaces into more comfortable, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly environments.
Each course consists of highly interactive and hands-on classroom training facilitated by very knowledgeable and experienced building professionals. Project assignments are to be completed at the participant’s facility, and an in-class test is administered at the end of each day of training.
Building operators are responsible for day-to-day maintenance and operation of large buildings with complex heating, mechanical and electrical systems, which offer excellent opportunity for significant energy savings. You and your company can do a lot to ensure that your buildings operate as energy-efficiently as possible: increase tenant comfort; save money; and reduce your environmental footprint.
As a building operator, you can help optimise operational efficiency. With the saveONenergy BUILDING OPERATOR TRAINING INCENTIVE we provide you with the tools you need to improve operations. We also help you choose new equipment that provides savings, comfort and productivity for everyone.
This course is Part 1 of the BOC training offered for the first time in 3 blocks of 3 days each, for a total of 9 days of training.
Part 1 (from March 27 to 29, 2018)
Module 1001 (Day 1 & 2) - Energy Efficiency Operation of Building HVAC Systems
Module 1002 - Measuring & Benchmarking Energy Performance
Part 2 (from May 15 to 17, 2018)
Module 1003 - Efficient Lighting Fundamentals
Module 1004 - Fundamentals of HVAC Controls
Module 1005 - Indoor Environmental Quality
Part 3 (from October 23 to 25, 2018)
Module 1006 - Common Opportunities for Low-cost Operational Improvements
Module 1007 - Facility Electrical System
Module 1008 - Operation & Maintenance Practices for Sustainable Buildings
Please note that you'll save $500 by registering for all 3 blocks at once!
YOUR CERTIFICATION OPTIONS
Building Operator Training Certificate of Completion (COC)
Through the 9 training days, participants complete 9 tests as well as 5 short project assignments. When successful, they receive a Certificate of Completion (COC) which is recognized by the market and, notably, eligible to IESO’s training incentive.
Optional Certified Building Operator (CBO) Certification
In 2018, the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council (NEEC) will be aligning its BOC program with the ISO 17024:2012 Standard (Conformity assessment -- General requirements for bodies operating certification of persons). This change includes the addition of the Certified Building Operator (CBO), a stackable certification, on top of the Certification of Completion. The optional CBO exam takes place at a remote examination center after the course is completed once exam applications have been reviewed, and costs US$285 paid directly to NEEC. Upon successfully passing the exam, candidates earn the CBO certification. The Certification Exam is a three-hour computer-based exam addressing topics covered in the BOC training and is comprised of 100 multiple choice questions.
For more information on the BOC program, please visit BOC’s official website.