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Building Operator Certification Course

Together with the Pennsylvania College of Technology, the Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI) presents:

Building Operator Certification (BOC)

June 4—26, 2019

The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center (and online)

With a focus on energy efficiency, the BOC course is a comprehensive training for facilities operations, management, and maintenance personnel. Studies have found that, on average, BOC graduates save their organizations about 2.5 percent a year on energy use.

A limited number of seats are available, on a first-come, first-served basis. The price per person is $1,895, which includes instruction, material costs, lunch, and refreshments. An optional fee in the amount of $285 per person is required to take the certification exam.

Learn more. 


June 4—5, 2019: BOC 1001/Energy Efficient Operation of HVAC Systems (two-day session)

June 6, 2019: BOC 1002/Measuring and Benchmarking Energy Performance

June 10, 2019 (two short sessions): BOC 1003/Efficient Lighting Fundamentals (ONLINE) 

June 17, 2019 (two short sessions): BOC 1005/Indoor Environmental Quality (ONLINE)

June 25, 2019: BOC 1004/HVAC Controls Fundamentals

June 26, 2019: BOC 1006 & 1009/Opportunities & Building Scope for Low-Cost Operational Improvement 

All in-person classes are held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


$1,895 per person (includes all classes)

Certification Exam Fee

 $285 per person (optional cost for each attempt)


The Penn Stater

215 Innovation Blvd.

State College, PA 16803


Deadline: May 31, 2019

Register online.


Kenneth Hellberg, Building Performance Specialist

National Sustainable Structures Center, Pennsylvania College of Technology




The Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI) provides education programs, energy services, engineering services, and facility condition assessments to Pennsylvania state agencies, the federal government, and nonprofit organizations. The organization aims to advance its customers’ facilities engineering objectives through applied research, education, and innovation.

Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute

Marion Place, Suite 414

135 East Nittany Avenue

State College, PA 16801

Phone: 814-865-7615

Fax: 814-863-7835