Building Operator Certification Training

Optimize Building Performance
Knowledge is power when it comes to operating buildings efficiently. Now state and municipal governments have access to Building Operator Certification training that gives building managers the knowledge to ensure the systems in a facility work together to optimize energy performance. Once certified, managers have the skills to make changes that reduce energy costs and improve comfort at little or no cost.

Classes and Certification

This training targets government facilities personnel to expand their knowledge of energy efficiency implementation strategies for building managers. Both state and municipal personnel are eligible for the training. Several Building Operator Certification courses will be offered to state agencies and municipalities building management personnel during an annual period depending on fund availability. Staff will learn how to ensure the systems in their facility work together most efficiently and will acquire the skills to make changes that reduce energy costs and improve comfort at little or no cost.

Training for Certification

The Level I course series provides eight one-day classes, while the Level II course series provides seven one-day classes. Each series consists of classroom training, on-site project assignments and in-class exams administered at the end of each class. Level I requires a 74-hour time commitment while Level II requires 61 hours.

Classes may vary, consisting of lecture, discussion, small group exercises and facility tours. Through facility projects, you will demonstrate competence in locating building equipment, distribution pathways and control points, calculating facility energy consumption, critiquing HVAC systems operation and sketching the facility's electrical distribution system.

Level I Course Series

To become Level I certified, participants must attend seven classes and complete class exams and assigned projects for a total of 74 hours (7.4 CEUs).

Classes

  • BOC 101 – Building Systems Overview
  • BOC 102 – Energy Conservation Techniques
  • BOC 103 – HVAC Systems and Controls
  • BOC 104 – Efficient Lighting Fundamentals
  • BOC 105 – O&M Practices for Sustainable Buildings
  • BOC 106 – Indoor Environmental Quality
  • BOC 107 – Facility Electrical Systems

Level II Course Series

To become Level II certified, participants must attend four core classes and at least two supplemental classes, plus complete class exams and assigned projects for a total of 61 hours (6.1 CEUs).

Core classes

  • BOC 201 – Preventive Maintenance & Troubleshooting Principles
  • BOC 202 – Advanced Electrical Diagnostics
  • BOC 203 – HVAC Troubleshooting & Maintenance
  • BOC 204 – HVAC Controls & Optimization

Supplemental classes (2 offered per course series)

  • 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 and Demand Reduction

For more information contact Ginger Teubner at DEEP by calling 860-827-2630 or email ginger.teubner@ct.gov.

Who is Eligible

Both municipal and state agency building management personnel are eligible for the training.

For more information contact Ginger Teubner at DEEP by calling 860-827-2630 or email ginger.teubner@ct.gov.

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