SPEER is seeking qualified professionals to provide classroom instruction in the Building Operator Certification (BOC) program. Applicants must have classroom instruction and field experience in one or more of the subject areas of focus. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on an “Approved Instructor” list to be accessed by SPEER to provide instruction.
By becoming a BOC-approved instructor, an individual can gain increased visibility among practicing facilities professionals, access to a network of fellow instructors and teaching resources.
Application is open on a year round basis.
If you are interested in becoming an instructor please contact Liz John, Education & Events Coordinator.
Building Operator Certification (BOC) is energy efficiency training and certification for operators of commercial buildings, offering improved job skills and more comfortable, efficient facilities.
BOC training covers a broad range of subject areas including HVAC systems, lighting, electricity, codes, indoor air quality, and energy conservation techniques. Each class comes with a fully developed curriculum designed to cover the subject in a one-day, seven-hour training session. 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.
Applicants must meet the following minimum criteria.
- Three or more years experience providing instruction to working professionals in the field of commercial building energy management, facility management, building engineering, operations and maintenance, or a closely related field.
- Two or more years 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 NEEC may contact who have observed the applicant provide instruction.
- Familiarity with state and local codes and standards.
- Willingness to travel to locations where BOC training is held.
- Experience observing a BOC class in session.
- A teaching certification, or evidence of participation in a “Train-the-Trainer” session within the last three years.
- Training evaluation results from recently taught classes.