We are seeking qualified individuals to serve as instructors for the Building Operator Certification program in Alabama.

Why Become an Instructor?

Teaching BOC is a great way to keep your finger on the pulse of the market while sharing your knowledge with others in the field of building operations. Instructors teach full-day classes in their area of expertise, using the BOC materials and curricula provided. BOC covers a wide range of subjects including building systems, energy conservation, HVAC systems and controls, facility lighting, environmental health and safety regulations, indoor air quality and facility electrical systems. Instructors are encouraged to supplement the curriculum with their own experiences, classroom discussion and exercises, and their own relevant teaching material to provide “real world” examples of the concepts taught.


Building Operator Certification provides energy efficiency training and certification for operators of commercial buildings. BOC-trained operators gain  job skills while their employers benefit from having more energy-efficient facilities.
BOC training covers HVAC systems, lighting, electricity, codes, indoor air quality, and energy conservation techniques. Each class includes a detailed curriculum that cover building operations in a one-day, seven-hour training session. Instructors are encouraged to supplement this curriculum with their own experiences, classroom discussion, exercises, and their own relevant teaching materials in order to provide “real world” context for BOC concepts.

Minimum Requirements for BOC Instructors

Instructors must have teaching experience and technical expertise in the course topic area for which they apply. NEEC evaluates applications for both instruction and industry experience. The minimum criteria are:

  • 3+ years of experience providing instruction to working professionals in the field(s) of commercial building energy management, facility management, building engineering, operations and maintenance, or a closely related field.
  • 2+ years of employment in the field or industry related to the training topic(s) for which the applicant is seeking qualification (e.g., HVAC systems, electrical systems, indoor air quality, etc.).
  • A bachelor’s degree. (Note: Work experience may be substituted for degree. One year of work experience in instruction or industry is equivalent to one year of college degree work.)
  • Two or more references that may be contacted who have observed the applicant provide instruction.
  • Familiarity with state and local codes and standards.
  • Willingness to travel to locations where BOC is held.


Instructors receive competitive rates of compensation based on experience.

How to Become an Instructor or Coordinator

If you are interested in becoming a BOC Instructor, please contact us at info@bocalabama.com for an application.

All applications are reviewed and approved by the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council (NEEC) and only NEEC–approved instructors may teach the BOC program. Please reference NEEC’s Instructor Disclosure Policy.