There is a growing emphasis on professional credentials in energy efficient building operation. As an industry leader, BOC Certification is now aligned with an international standard for organizations that certify personnel (ISO 17024). When you pass the BOC Certification Exam, you earn the BOC Certification and can use the professional designation Certified Building Operator (CBO).

ELIGIBILITY FOR CERTIFICATION

BOC Certification is for building operators who have completed the BOC Level I course or an equivalent training program. Applicants wishing to get their BOC Certification and become a Certified Building Operator (CBO) must pass the Certification Exam. To qualify for the exam, you must meet the following eligibility requirements and you must submit documentation of education and training experience.

THE CERTIFICATION PROCESS

Successfully completing BOC training is one component of eligibility for certification. You will be guided through this process during your course training should you choose to register for the exam.

  1. Complete Level I course training. 
    • No matter when you completed the BOC Level I training, you are eligible to sit for the exam.
  2. Complete Training Certificate of Completion/Certification Eligibility Application (shows eligibility to take exam)
  3. Earn Training Certificate of Completion (TCOC)
  4. Sit for Certification Exam
  5. Earn BOC Certification and become a Certified Building Operator (CBO)
  6. Maintain certification through annual continuing education and completion of maintenance process

CERTIFICATION EXAM FORMAT

The Certification Exam is a 3 hour closed-book, computer-base test addressing topics covered in the course training. You must score 67% to pass.

EXAM BLUEPRINTPERCENTEXAM ITEMS
Section A
Maintain Energy Using Building Systems, Equipment, and Envelope to Minimize Energy Use 31%31
Section B
Operate Energy Using Systems for High Performance 41%41
Section C
Perform Technical and Administrative Duties 15%15
Section D
Maintain Indoor Environmental Quality to Standards 13%13
Total Items100%100

HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE EXAM

All critical work functions that make up the Certification Exam are part of the BOC Level I training course. To further prepare, you can purchase practice quizzes and the newest versions of BOC handbooks from the BOC Shop, and/or refresh yourself with BOC handbooks from your course. Recorded technical webinars on a wide range of topics are also available for purchase in the BOC Webinar Library.

CRITICAL WORK FUNCTIONSCORRESPONDING TRAINING
 Section A: Maintain Energy Using Building Systems, Equipment, and Envelope to Minimize Energy UseBOC Classes 1001–1007, 1009 and 201
Section B: Operate Energy Using Systems for High PerformanceBOC Classes 1001–09 and 201
Section C: Perform Technical and Administrative DutiesBOC Classes 1001, 1003–07, 1009, 201 and 2015  
Recorded Webinars #1-#4
Section D: Maintain Indoor Environmental Quality to Standards BOC Classes 1001, 1003, and 1005

The chart below shows which BOC course materials correspond with which Critical Work Functions covered in the Certification Exam.

READY TO TAKE THE EXAM AND BECOME CERTIFIED?

Go to the Certification Exam Locator, create an account, and find a testing location near you.

QUESTIONS?

we are here to answer your questions and make sure you have a successful experience with the BOC program. If you have any questions, please contact us.