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Add fresh talent to your team from SBA's Workforce Development Program



Our 11 week program creates net new BAS employees on demand that are 40% billable by week 3 and 60% billable by week 7.

SBA's Workforce Development Program


The BAS industry is thriving and talent is in high demand. However, as we all know, great talent is difficult to find. Smart Buildings Academy's (SBA's) Workforce Development Program is in place to develop new talent with the skills they need to thrive in the building automation space. Our robust training solution is well-rounded and manufacturer-agnostic. SBA's courses are both accredited and effective -- and we have the student testimonials and pre/post-assessment results to prove it.




How's the Program Set Up?


Smart Building Academy's Building Automation Technician Certificate Program prepares students to hit the ground running on day one.


In just 10-12 weeks, students cultivate the foundation needed to skip the typical learning curve met by new technicians.


Explore the program roadmap below to learn exactly what students learn as they move through SBA's Workforce Development Program.

Phase 1: Admission


SBA's Building Automation Technician Certificate Program is a highly selective accelerated workforce development program.


We only accept students that are hungry to learn and have the aptitude needed to excel. 


Each cohort is limited to 25 students.

Phase 2: Onboarding

During the onboarding process, our student success team works to familiarize students with the SBA Learning Management System (LMS) and administers their initial baseline skill assessment.

Phase 3: Core Skills Training


Phase 3 is the educational portion of the program. During this phase, students learn how to effectively install and configure physical building automation devices.


Click on each course title below to see what is covered.

Phase 4: Validation


The Smart Buildings Academy validation process is unique in that we utilize an extensive written exam and physical practicum.


As part of the practicum, the student will physically install, commission, and program a set of controllers according to provided submittal documentation.




August 29TH 2022
WFD - Cohort 3
Enrollment Closing
Cohort 3 Technician Development Program Enrollment Closes
SEPTEMBER 12th 2022
WFD - Cohort 3
Cohort 3 Begins
Cohort 3 Technician Development Program Start Date
DECEMBER 9th 2022
WFD - Cohort 3
Cohort 3 Ends
Cohort 3 Technician Development Program End Date
December 23 2022
Enrollment Closing
Cohort 4 Technician Development Program Enrollment Closes
January 9th 2023
WFD - Cohort 4
Cohort 4 Begins
Cohort 4 Technician Development Program Start Date
April 7th 2023
WFD - Cohort 4
Cohort 4 Ends
Cohort 4 Technician Development Program End Date

Why Smart Buildings Academy?


SBA is the go-to training provider for top companies like Albireo Energy, Climatec, and Sunbelt Controls. Our mission is to give you a clear, concise learning plan to help you launch a thriving building automation career.


We help our students succeed and grow in their building automation careers without sacrificing their health, hobbies, or family. Learn at your own pace, fully online. We even offer live office hours so that you can ask us questions on anything in your courses that you need help understanding.


Through our Workforce Development Program, online courses, videos, and the Smart Buildings Academy blog and podcast – we are creating a BAS learning revolution. We hope you’ll join us.


What Students Are Saying

SBA has been instrumental in allowing me to break into the BAS industry. Its very possible I would still be doing HVAC service had I not discovered SBA.
Michael G.
I am brand new to the field of building automation and I have learned so much information just in this small window of time. Phil can take you from the ground floor and make you into a great professional.
Chase F.
Very helpful in getting more acclimated in the BAS/Control field. I've been a medium voltage electrician for 17 years and recently decided to transition to controls. It's very nice to have a resource like this to move me along more quickly.
Nancy Odonnell
Matthew L.


Skip the Learning Curve

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Interested in hiring graduates of SBA's Workforce Development Program? Let's chat! Shoot us a message and we'll be in touch as soon as possible.



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