Logo: The Northwest Water and Energy Education Institute at Lane Community College
Logo: The Northwest Water and Energy Education Institute at Lane Community College

Education & Training for Energy & Water Professionals

Education & Training for Energy & Water Professionals

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boc_patches_smThe Building Operator Certification (BOC) is a professional development program created by The Northwest Energy Efficiency Council (NEEC) and delivered in Oregon by NWEEI. It is designed for operations and maintenance staff working in public or private commercial buildings. It provides education to individuals in energy and resource-efficient operation of building systems at two levels:

Level I - Building System Maintenance (Course Outline)

Level II - Equipment Troubleshooting and Maintenance (Course Outline)

Class Location & Schedule

BOC is currently only online.  We have been able to serve a wider population for operators by being virtual. So we continue to provide classes via zoom.  We are confident that we can provide you with the same quality content and instruction as we have always done.  

The class price is $2095. This price has increased in 2024!!! 

Please refer to the BOC main website for eligibility for both Level I and Level II.  There is other information on their website that is usful to know and refer to.  Like the Maintenance of your certification and more certifications.  Check it out!!!  https://www.theboc.info/certifications/

Upon completion of the class, you may be eligible for the incentive described below from Energy Trust of Oregon

View BOC Class Schedule for details on when classes are offered.

Classes are all day and usually run from 8-3.  See schedule for dates of classes. These are all via zoom. 



To receive the Level I certificate, participants must attend seven classes and complete class exams and project assignments at your facility(74 hours). This reflects both in-class time and student project time. 

To receive the Level II certificate, participants must attend four core classes and two elective classes complete class exams, and assigned projects (61 hours),.  This reflects both in-class time and student project time.


Energy Trust of Oregon provides additional incentives for BOC Training to qualified individuals!

 Please refer to the updated information at Energy Trust.


Contact Roger Ebbage ( or 541-556-7724) for the latest news! 

New: ANSI 17024 compliant Certification status

BOC now offers new options for credentialing. Training Certificate of Completion (TCOC) is issued upon the successful completion of classes, as outlined above. New for 2017 ANSI 17024 compliant Certified Building Operator status is available upon successful completion of a separate exam administered after classes have ended. Please see the links or call for further information.

Who Should Attend?

BOC is ideal for operations and maintenance staff working in public or private commercial buildings, including:

  • Engineers
  • Technicians
  • Architects
  • Facility, Maintenance and Energy Managers


Registration for professional training is quick and easy. You may even qualify for free training through your employer and/or a paid scholarship.

Register Today!

Looking for BOC Trainings outside of the Northwest area?

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This is a must-have book for anyone operating a building.

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OSFMA: Oregon School
Facilities Management Association
Better School Facilitites
Through Professional Management