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Building Operations Training Tuition Reimbursement

Learn more about cash incentive programs that provide reimbursement
for this building operations training.

Program Update

Due to an extremely high volume of participation in our Energy Solutions for Business – Prescriptive program, funding has been committed. Effective immediately, Potomac Edison has stopped pre-approving prescriptive applications.

Note: These changes do not affect the Small Business Solutions – Direct Install Program or the Energy Solutions for Business – Custom Program. These two programs will continue to operate as normal.

Please contact the program representatives at Sodexo at 855-827-2222 or at with any questions.


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.

Eligible Participants

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)

Building Operators Certification (BOC) – Northwest Energy Efficiency Council – (NEEC)

Online BOC Training

International Facilities Management Association (IFMA)

National Association of Power Engineers

BOMI International

ASHRAE Certification Programs

Pre-Approval Requirements

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.

Effective Dates

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:

  1. W-9 tax form for the incentive payee
  2. 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:

  1. Proof of completion (e.g., attendance record, certificate of completion)
  2. Invoice for training
  3. 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.