Certification Exam

Beginning in 2017, in order to earn the full Certified Building Operator credential, a candidate must pass a Certification Exam. The BOC Level I training course will prepare you for the exam. The exam will take place after the course is completed and exam applications have been reviewed. All graduates of Level I or Level II will earn a Training Certificate of Completion whether they take the Certification Exam or not. There is only one level of the Certified Building Operator credential.

What is the Certification Exam?

The Certification Exam is a 3-hour test addressing topics covered in the course training. It is 120 questions, 100 of which are scored. The other 20 questions will be used for future exam development. You must correctly answer 67 of the 100 scored exam items to receive a passing score. The blueprint for the exam is available below. 

The certification process is as follows. Successfully completing the training course is one component of eligibility. You will be guided through this process during your course training should you choose to register for the exam. 

  1. Complete Level I training
  2. Complete Certification Application
  3. Earn Training Certificate of Completion
  4. Sit for the Certification Exam
  5. Earn BOC Certification
  6. Maintain certification through annual continuing education and completion of maintenance process. 
Exam Blueprint Percent  Items 
Section A. 31 Items31%31
Maintain Energy Using Building Systems, Equipment, and Envelope to Minimize Energy Use  
Section B. 41 Items41%41
Operate Energy Using Systems for High Performance  
Section C. 15 Items15%15
Perform Technical and Administrative Duties  
Section D. 13 Items13%13
Maintain Indoor Environmental Quality to Standards  
Total 100%100

Critical Work Functions and Corresponding BOC Training

To help you prepare for the Certification Exam below is an overview of which BOC classes and webinars cover each topic on the Exam Blueprint

Critical Work FunctionsCorresponding Training
Section A: Maintain Energy Using Building Systems, Equipment, and Envelope to Minimize Energy UseBOC Classes 1001-1007, 1009 and 201
Section B: Operate Energy Using Systems for High PerformanceBOC Classes 1001-1009 and 201
Section C: Perform Technical and Administrative DutiesBOC Classes 1001, 1003-1007, 1009, 201 and 2015 Recorded Webinars #1-#4
Section D: Maintain Indoor Environmental Quality to StandardsBOC Classes 1001, 1003, and 1005

You may purchase the newest versions of the BOC handbooks on the BOC Shop. Recorded webinars are available for purchase in the BOC Webinar Library. Please call (877) 850-4783 with questions regarding Certification Examination.