Building Operator Certification

Level I training in Hazard is now open for registration!

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Optimize your building performance with Building Operator Certification

Running a building isn’t the job it used to be, and investing in technology isn’t enough. A well-trained facilities staff makes the difference in running building operations more efficiently, saving you energy and money.

Building Operator Certification (BOC) is a nationally recognized, competency-based program focusing on energy-efficient building operations and preventive maintenance procedures. The program will train facility personnel to understand how their building systems work together, and how to bring them to their most efficient level of operation.


Why BOC?

The complexities and inter-dependencies of a facility’s systems – HVAC, electric, lighting, etc. – require an understanding of the big picture so that they work together optimally to promote energy efficiency. The Building Operator Certification program trains facilities personnel to understand how these systems work together, and how to bring them to their most efficient level of operation. Level I training provides an overview of critical building systems. Level II emphasizes preventative maintenance and more targeted training.

Whether your facility has already taken steps to improve efficiency or you’re just beginning, BOC provides the training to keep building operators up to date on the newest energy technology available and to hear best practices firsthand from experts in the field.

Installing new technology is only half the story. In order to get the most out of your building, operations and maintenance staff must learn to manage and analyze energy usage properly. BOC provides access to the latest information, a network of peers and resources, and the tools needed to excel in energy conservation efforts.

With its national accreditation and broad network, the BOC credential is recognized by employers across the country as a sign of the value and contributions certified facilities management personnel can bring to their organizations.

BOC in Kentucky

The Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED) and the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) have collaborated to continue the Building Operator Certification (BOC) program in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

The education and technical assistance provided through this collaboration will contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and support conservation of energy in existing buildings and facilities through implementation of energy efficiency measures.

Additionally, KPPC will provide coaching to training participants for assistance with course assignments and facility-level operations to enhance the training effectiveness and increase implementation rates.

Call for Instructors
Building Operator Certification (BOC) is energy efficiency training for operators of commercial buildings, offering improved job skills and more comfortable, efficient facilities. Instructors teach full day classes in their areas of expertise, using the BOC materials and curriculum provided to cover a wide range of topics.

Why become an instructor?

  • Gain valuable teaching experience, while sharing your knowledge of the industry
  • Opportunity to keep your finger on the pulse of the market
  • Compensation at competitive rates and approved travel expenses are reimbursed
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Networking opportunities with other professionals


Learn more about instructor qualifications and how to apply.



Building Operator Certification Training

BOC offers two credential tracks. The first track is a Training Certificate of Completion. A Training Certificate of Completion can be earned by fulfilling eligibility requirements, attending and passing the 8-day Level I or 6-day Level II series, and completing all homework assignments and tests.

The second track is a Certification. The Certification can be earned by first fulfilling all requirements for the Certificate of Completion, and then passing the Certification Exam. Learn more about the Certification Exam here.

Read more about the difference between the credential tracks here.

Through classroom instruction in a three month period along with small group exercises and facility-based project assignments, BOC’s qualified instructors will help you master the following topics:

Level I Training (8 days of training)

  • Energy Efficient Operation of Building HVAC Systems (2 days)
  • Measuring and Benchmarking Energy Performance
  • Efficient Lighting Fundamentals
  • HVAC Control Fundamentals
  • Indoor Environmental Quality
  • Common Opportunities for Low-Cost Operational Improvement
  • Facility Electrical Systems
Level II Training (7 days of training)

  • Preventive Maintenance and Troubleshooting Principles
  • Advanced Electrical Diagnostics
  • HVAC Troubleshooting and Maintenance (2 days)
  • HVAC Controls and Optimization
  • Motors in Facilities
  • Building Commissioning

BOC Training Schedule

Training begins August 8, 2019.
All classes are held from 8 am to 4 pm unless otherwise specified.

Building Operator Certification is a nationally recognized, award winning training program that offers facilities personnel the knowledge and skills to succeed in their careers.

With a combination of hands-on and classroom training, BOC delivers immediate results and long-term savings that benefit operators, owners and occupants.

Building Operator Certification (BOC) training includes nearly 74 hours of classroom and project work (7.4 CEUs) in building systems operation and maintenance. Each class in the series is completed in one day, except BOC 1001 – Energy Efficient Operation of Building HVAC Systems, which is a two day class. To complete the series, participants must pass a test at the end of each training day and complete five assigned projects. Tuition must be paid prior to the first day of class.

Course Location
MACED Office
420 Main Street
Hazard, KY 41701

This series will offer a hybrid model, which will allow for students to attend three of the classes from the comfort of their office or home. These classes will be offered online, with live video conferencing software that will allow for students and instructors to interact just as they would in the classroom. The motivation behind this model is to make the program accessible for those who may have difficulty getting the necessary time approved off or for those who are further away from the training location in Hazard, Kentucky.

Register for this valuable training today!


Level I Curriculum
2019 Course Dates


August 8-9 (TWO DAYS)
August 23
September 5-6
September 19-20
October 4
October 17-18
November 1

BOC 1001 – Energy Efficient Operation of Building HVAC Systems
BOC 1002 – Measuring and Benchmarking Energy Performance
BOC 1003 – Efficient Lighting Fundamentals*
BOC 1004 – HVAC Controls Fundamentals*
BOC 1005 – Indoor Environmental Quality
BOC 1006 – Low-Cost Operational Improvement*
BOC 1007 – Facility Electrical Systems (Supplemental Course)

* Denotes online delivery. Student has option to tune in at work, home or MACED.

One supplemental course is offered per series from the following options:

BOC 1007 – Facility Electrical Systems
BOC 1008 – Operation & Maintenance Practices for Sustainable Buildings
BOC 1009 – Building Scoping for Operational Improvement
BOC 1010 – Energy Efficient Ventilation Strategies and High-Performance Heating & Cooling Equipment
BOC 1011 – Energy Efficient Ventilation Strategies and Energy Savings through Energy Recovery
BOC 1012 – High Performance Heating & Cooling Equipment and Energy Savings through Energy Recovery

Download the one-page training series flyer.

Level II Curriculum
Level II courses:

BOC 201 – Preventative Maintenance and Troubleshooting Principles
BOC 202 – Advanced Electrical Diagnostics
BOC 203 – Advanced HVAC Troubleshooting and Maintenance
BOC 204 – Advanced HVAC Controls and Optimization

Two supplemental courses are offered per series from the following options:

BOC 210 – Advanced Indoor Air Quality
BOC 211 – Motors in Facilities
BOC 212 – Water Efficiency for Building Operators
BOC 213 – Mastering Electric Control Circuits
BOC 214 – Introduction to Building Commissioning
BOC 215 – Electric Motor Management
BOC 216 – Enhanced Automation & Demand Reduction

BOC training is offered regionally across thirteen states in the Midwest throughout the year. Find out more about where and when training is scheduled.