Training for members of DC 1 and non-members alike is performed by the National Association of Power Engineers Educational Foundation (NEPEEF). Founded in 1990, NAPEEF is a widely recognized educational and training entity focused on the operations and maintenance of commercial building properties. Headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, classes and training are offered at 7 convenient locations throughout the greater metropolitan Washington, DC and Baltimore, Maryland area.

The NAPEEF BEST (Building Engineers Services Training) Program encompasses a training and educational curriculum that is offered in multiple sessions yearly, with class durations ranging from 5- to 20-weeks. Most classes meet one night weekly for the terms, allowing students to enhance their education while maintaining their employment status.

The BEST Program offers a wide range of educational and career enhancement opportunities. All of the offered training and classes are taught by real-world professionals in the building operations and maintenance field, offering practical application guidance in specific fields of expertise. This blending of the traditional education process coupled with real-world practicality provides an unsurpassed level of training and job-level performance. In addition, students have the opportunity to network and build professional relationships that will allow them to share and expand their knowledge and careers. For more information about NAPEEF and othe training programs available, please visit


Course Offerings

Classes are underway with a variety of classes to be offered during the coming months. These classes tend to fill up quickly, so early registration is essential. Secure online registration is available by visiting and clicking the Register button.