Building Operator Certification

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Building Operator Certification (BOC®) is a nationally recognized, competency-based training and certification program that offers facilities personnel the improved job skills and knowledge to transform workplaces to be more comfortable, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly.

The BOC credential is recognized by employers across the country as a sign of the value and contributions certified facilities management personnel can bring to their organizations.

BOC® in the News:

The Santa Fe Community College Foundation has received a $20,000 donation from PNM to support energy efficiency job training for veterans. This gift provides funding for Santa Fe Community College to train 15 veterans in the Building Operators Certification (BOC®) program. The program includes an industry-recognized certification, professional mentorship and hands-on training.

The BOC training program for veterans will be held in July and August. PNM is covering all related training costs including books and course fees. Interested veterans must be committed to completing all eight weeks of training.

About the Program

Running a building isn’t the job it used to be. The complexities and interdependencies of a facility’s systems – HVAC, electric, lighting, etc. – require an understanding of the big picture so that they work together optimally to promote energy efficiency.

The Building Operator Certification program trains facilities personnel to understand how these systems work together, and how to bring them to their most efficient level of operation. Level I training provides an overview of critical building systems. Level II emphasizes preventative maintenance and more targeted training.

Consistently, BOC Program graduates and their employers recognize the positive results of BOC training and the value those results bring. Graduates come away with improved job skills and a career-enhancing certification. Employers appreciate the bottom line cost savings that result from increased energy efficiency. Additionally, building occupants benefit from a more comfortable environment due to improvements made to air and ventilation systems.

Trainings in Albuquerque for 2016. Please contact Mike Rife to sign up for these classes:

Dates and Times:      

Course 1: 2016

January 14 and 15

February 19

March 18

April 15

May 13

June 10

July 15

Course 2: 2016 / 2017

July 21 and 22

August 19

September 16

October 14

November 11

December 9

January 13

For more information, please contact Amanda Hatherly, Director, 505-428-1805,