Eligibility Requirements

BOC is for building operators with two or more years experience in building operation and maintenance, who wish to broaden their knowledge of the total building system. Past participants have included building engineers, stationary engineers, maintenance supervisors, maintenance workers, facility coordinators, HVAC technicians, electricians, operations supervisors, operations techs, and others in the facility operation and maintenance field.

Eligibility for certification is based on work experience and education, AND completion of BOC classes, exams and on-the-job projects.

Level I: Building Systems Maintenance
 
It is highly recommended that applicants for certification have a high school diploma or GED, and must have one of the following:
 
• two or more years of experience working in operations and maintenance of a commercial or institutional facility,
 
• a minimum of one year of experience working in operations and maintenance of a commercial or institutional facility AND one year of technical college level education in facilities engineering related program,
 
• two or more years of experience in energy management of facilities with a focus on operations and maintenance.
 
Level II: Equipment Troubleshooting & Maintenance
 
It is highly recommended that applicants for certification have a high school diploma or GED, and must have one of the following:
 
• a technical degree and three years of experience working in operations and maintenance of a commercial or institutional facility,
 
OR
 
• a union membership at journey level and three years of experience,
 
OR
 
• BOC Level I certification and four years of experience.