You can become the expert for energy-efficiency at your business by participating in Building Operator Certification® (BOC) training. BOC includes a series of courses on energy and resource-efficient building operations and maintenance taught by experts in the field.
BOC offers two levels of certification. Level I requires 56 hours of classroom training and exams as well as five projects. Level II certification requires Level I certification plus 49 hours of additional classroom training and exams as well as three projects.
Level I certification includes:
Level II certification includes:
The BOC program is administered in nine states by the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance and its utility sponsors. Level I certification consists of eight one day classes with 56 hours of classroom training and exams, plus five projects, which take about four hours to complete. This is a total time commitment of 74 hours. Level II certification requires Level I certification with 49 hours of additional classroom training and exams, plus three projects. This is a total time commitment of 61 hours. Both levels spread the coursework over several months, so you have no extended periods away from work. Current tuition costs are $1,150 for each level of BOC training. Midwest Energy will reimburse 50 percent of your tuition ($575) upon successful certification at each level. Midwest Energy is co-sponsoring BOC courses with Westar Energy. Contact Midwest Energy's Sandy Beisner or James Wright at 1-800-222-3132 for more information.