Lincoln Land Community College - Green Center
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Professional Training

Lincoln Land Community College offers green industry and sustainability training opportunities for professionals in a variety of fields.

Currently, we are offering Building Performance Institute (BPI) training and are preparing to offer Building Operator Certification courses.

In addition, we are always looking for new training options to offer on campus and in the community, so if you see a need for a green industry-related training not listed here please contact the Green Center.

Building Performance Analyst & Envelope Professional Certifications

This training is designed to prepare individuals with experience in residential building or inspection for the Building Performance Institute's (BPI) Building Analyst and Envelope Professional written and field certification tests.

This six-day training includes classroom and field sessions and certification exams. The classes run Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the first week. The written exams are administered on the last day of class.Tthe following Monday, participants will sign up for site testing for the remainder of that week. The site testing takes about 4 hours per individual.

Through grant funding, Lincoln Land Community College is able to offer this course for FREE to eligible participants. Contact Diane Murphy at 217-558-4277 to learn more or to register. A $100 deposit is required to hold a seat; the deposit will be returned upon completion of the course.

*Limited to 12 participants per class.

Join an exclusive group of contractors and builders with access to benefits that will help your business GROW!

  • Learn the fundamentals of how a residential building works as a system
  • Learn how to use the latest building science technology to help solve heating, cooling, and air leakage problems
  • Discover how to apply a whole-house, performance-based approach to identify and address a range of building-related issues and provide clients with more comfortable, safe, durable, and energy-efficient homes.

Why Get Certified?

  • Increase your job opportunities in the green economy
  • Build credibility with a nationally recognized credential
  • Add energy performance assessments to your list of services
  • Improve customer satisfaction



Building Operator Certification (BOC ®) is a nationally recognized training and certification program for building operators offering improved job skills and knowledge of more comfortable, energy-efficient facilities.

The BOC program is for building operators with two or more years of experience in building operations and maintenance who wish to broaden their knowledge of the total building system. Participants who enroll in BOC include: building engineers, stationary engineers, maintenance supervisors, maintenance workers, facility coordinators, HVAC technicians, electricians, operations supervisors, operations technicians, and others in the facilities operations and maintenance field.

Eligibility for certification is based on work experience, education AND completion of BOC classes, exams and on-the-job projects.

Qualifications for program
It is highly recommended that applicants for certification have a high school diploma or GED, and must have one of the following:

  • two or more years of experience working in operations and maintenance of a commercial or institutional facility; OR

  • a minimum of one year of experience working in operations and maintenance of a commercial or institutional
    facility AND one year of technical college-level education in a facilities engineering-related program; OR

  • two or more years of experience in energy management of facilities with a focus on operations and maintenance.

Class information
Building Operator Certification (BOC) training includes nearly 80 hours of classroom and project work in building systems maintenance. Each course in the series is completed in a one-day training session except BOC 103 - HVAC Systems and Controls.

All classes are held at Lincoln Land Community College-Workforce Careers Center, 5250 Shepherd Road, Springfield, IL. Classes begin at 8 a.m. and end by 4 p.m.

For questions about enrollment and funding eligibility, contact: Diane Murphy, State Energy Sector Grant Coordinator, 217.558.4277;