The Building Operations Training Tuition Reimbursement Program is offered to Maryland non-residential customers of Potomac Edison to encourage building operators to participate in building operations training. The program teaches building operations workers how to improve energy efficiency while maintaining and improving occupant comfort and productivity by operating building systems in an efficient manner.
Building Operations Training Tuition Reimbursement Program incentives are available to applicants who work full-time at a commercial or industrial facility within Potomac Edison’s Maryland service area. Applicants should be employed in an energy management position at the facility. Incentives will be provided for training that helps participants increase their knowledge of their facility’s energy efficiency while maintaining occupants’ comfort and productivity.
Approved Course List
Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)
- Certified Energy Manager (CEM)
- Certified Energy Manager in Training (CEIT)
- Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP)
- Certified Lighting Efficiency Professional (CLEP)
- Existing Building Commissioning Professional (EBCP)
- Certified Business Energy Professional (BEP)
- Certified Energy Auditor (CEA)
Building Operators Certification (BOC) – Northwest Energy Efficiency Council – (NEEC)
- BOC Level I & Webinars Course Series
- BOC 102 – Energy Conservation Techniques description
- BOC 103 – HVAC Systems and Controls description
- BOC 104 – Efficient Lighting Fundamentals description
- BOC 105 – O&M Practices for Sustainable Buildings
- BOC Level II Course Series
- BOC 201 – Preventative Maintenance & Troubleshooting Principles
- BOC 202 – Advanced Electrical Diagnostics
- BOC 203 – HVAC Troubleshooting & Maintenance
- BOC 204 – HVAC Controls & Optimization
Online BOC Training
- The BOC Technical Webinar series offers four instructor-led webinars annually. Nine on-demand webinars on technical topics are available 24/7.
- Energy Tune Up – Optimizing Outside-air Usage & Equipment Scheduling
- Energy Tune Up – Addressing Problems With Sensor Error and Simultaneous Heating & Cooling
- Top Four Energy Tune Up Opportunities
- Morning Warm-up Strategies for Lowering Energy Costs
- Demand Control for Ventilation – Using CO2 Sensors for Ventilation Savings
- Using Data Loggers to Improve Building Performance
International Facilities Management Association (IFMA)
- Certified Facility Manager (CFM)
National Association of Power Engineers
- Plant Equipment and Operations
- Controls I, III
- The Design, Operation and Maintenance of Building Systems, Part I
- The Design, Operation, and Maintenance of Building Systems, Part II
- Air Handling, Water Treatment, and Plumbing Systems
- Energy Management and Controls
- Refrigeration Systems and Accessories
ASHRAE Certification Programs
- Building Energy Assessment Professional Certification
- Commissioning Process Management Professional Certification
- Operations and Performance Management Professional Certification
To request a tuition reimbursement incentive under the Building Operations Training Tuition Reimbursement Program, submit a completed application form to the Program Administrator. You must receive a pre-approval letter before registering for training.
Incentives under the Building Operations Training Tuition Reimbursement Program will be available for pre-approved training applied for after January 1, 2015.
Building Operations Training Tuition Reimbursement Program Incentives
Eligible participants under the Building Operations Training Tuition Reimbursement Program may receive 50 percent of tuition costs up to a cap of $1,000 per person with a $2,000 annual cap per company (account number). Any expenses other than tuition, such as but not limited to travel, accommodations and meals are not eligible for reimbursement. The course must be completed within 90 days of pre-approval. Once the course is completed, the applicant must submit documentation of satisfactory course completion (for example, certificate of completion, attendance record) and a course invoice. Training must be completed within 90 days of the date on the pre-approval letter. Incentives for this program are available on a first-come, first-served basis subject to the availability of funds.
How Do I Apply For Incentives?
Step 1 – The participant should complete and submit a Building Operations Training Tuition Reimbursement Incentive application online and upload required documents through the application portal. The following documents are required for a pre-approval:
- W-9 tax form for the incentive payee
- (Optional) Copy of utility bill to conﬁrm account number and service address. If desired, the participant may obscure all cost and rate related information.
Step 2 – The Program Administrator will notify the applicant via email when the review is complete and funds have been reserved. Upon receipt of Program pre-approval, participants may register for the approved training.
Step 3 – Once the training is complete, participants should review their application for any changes and submit the following documents to the Program Administrator for review:
- Proof of completion (e.g., attendance record, certificate of completion)
- Invoice for training
- Completed letter of attestation
The final application documentation will be reviewed by Program staff. Upon receipt and verification of all required documentation, the incentive check will be processed and mailed to the applicant or to an authorized representative, if requested on the application.
Apply online or contact us at 855-827-2222 to request a printable version.