Infrared Thermography Training and IR Certification Online

Thermography training courses online for Infrared Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 and IR Training Certification with lifetime validity.

Offered online to become a Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 Certified Infrared Thermographer

All IR training courses are available at our infrared training centre in Canada. All courses also meet ASNT training requirements for the certification of NDT personnel. All IR Certifications for Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 are lifetime validity and do not require re-certification.

Courses are divided into narrated one-hour lecture units and are designed to build upon the previous units for advanced learning. Course content has been prepared and written by our team of Subject Matter Experts who are Level 3 Certified Infrared Thermographers, each having over 20 years of professional experience. All courses also available as classroom training, instructor led delivery onsite at your location for a group of workplace employees.

All courses are compliant with latest industry standards including ASTM; ANSI; ASNT; NETA and ISO. All courses and Reference Manuals are constantly updated with the latest applications, practices and Standards based on research by a team of subject matter experts , graduates and other key personnel in the industry.

Infraspection Institute

Course completion qualifies students to take the Certified Infrared Thermographer exam. Exams are available at no charge if taken onsite. For a nominal fee, exams may also be taken online via a secure video link or at authorized testing centers.

Students completing 32 hours of infrared training may achieve their infrared certification by passing our Certified Infrared Thermographer exam.

Infrared Thermography

All online courses include:

Become a Certified Infrared Thermographer

Students who successfully complete 32 hours of e-Learning instruction are eligible to take the Certified Infrared Thermographer exam. These exams are administered at regularly scheduled open enrolment classes and at the annual IR/INFO training conference. As an alternative, students may also take their exam via an online video conference link with one of our Level III Distance Learning Instructors.

NDT Qualification

Our training courses, Reference Manuals and examinations can qualify a student for Level I, Level II and Level III employer based certification in accordance with the ASNT document, SNT-TC-1A and help prepare students to take the optional ASNT Level III National Exam in Thermal/Infrared Testing Methods.

Support

Published standards, Exception Data Management and Reporting Software are also available.

Our Certification represents LIFETIME CERTIFICATION with NO EXPIRATION and NO RENEWALS.

Infrared Thermography Training Certification

Level 1 Infrared Thermography

Level 1 Infrared Thermography

Prerequisite: None

Level 1 Infrared Thermographer Refresher Course is also available.

Level 1 Thermography is a 32 hour online course for the application of qualitative thermal imaging for P/PM, Condition Assessment, Condition Monitoring, Quality Assurance, Forensic Investigations, and Building Sciences. This course covers infrared theory, heat transfer concepts, equipment operation and selection, standards compliance, image analysis and report generation.

Students are trained to identify and document thermal patterns caused by improper design, workmanship or material failure. Specific applications include: electrical distribution systems, mechanical systems, steam systems, refractory systems, underground piping, active thermography, building envelopes and flat roofs.

Self directed learning activities are provided to help student gain practical experience; however, one need not have a to successfully complete the course.

Course tuition includes 24 hour access to all online Course Presentations, Student Reference Manual, online Quizzes, Self-directed Field Assignments, and Proof of Course Completion. Student must complete training within 60 days of registration.

Course completion qualifies students to take the Certified Infrared Thermographer exam. Exams are available at no charge if taken onsite. For a nominal fee, exams may also be taken online via a secure video link or at authorized testing centers.

This course is eligible for 32 NETA Continuing Technical Development Credits (CTDs). NETA Certified Technicians (Level 3 and Level 4) are required to earn a minimum of 48 CTDs every three years to maintain their certification.

The Level 1 Course is approved by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors for 32 hours of continuing education and meets the training requirements for their Infrared Certified professional designation and logo.

The Course is also approved for 32 Continuing Education Hours (CEH) by RCI, Inc.

US Armed Forces veterans may qualify for a partial tuition scholarship through the Christopher Seffrin Memorial Scholarship for Veterans.

Level 1 Course Outline

Basic Infrared Theory
  • Heat transfer
  • Electromagnetic spectrum
  • Emittance, reflectance, and transmittance
  • Atmospheric transmission
  • IR wavebands and lens materials
Infrared Equipment
  • Selection criteria
  • Range and level settings
  • Class demonstrations
  • Manufacturer equipment presentations (optional)
  • Hands-on use in class
Infrared Electrical System Inspections
  • Theory and thermal signatures of problems
  • Seven types of detectable defects
  • Conducting an inspection
  • Safety practices
  • Confirming exceptions
  • Data recording
  • Standards for inspections
Infrared Mechanical System Inspections
  • Theory and thermal signatures of problems
  • Rotating equipment
  • Power transmission components
  • High-temperature insulation
  • Steam systems, process equipment, heat exchangers, storage vessels
  • Active thermographic inspection techniques
  • Safety practices
  • Confirming exceptions
  • Data recording
  • Standards for inspections
Infrared Roof Inspections
  • Theory and component construction
  • Insulation and material characteristics
  • Inspection techniques
    • Ground based / aerial
  • Weather variables and influences
  • Required site conditions
  • Safety practices
  • Thermal signatures of latent moisture
  • Verification of data
  • Data recording
  • Alternate methods of moisture detection
  • Standards for inspections
Infrared Building Inspections
  • Theory and component construction
  • Insulation and material characteristics
  • Inspection techniques Interior / exterior
  • Weather variables and influences
  • Required site conditions
    • Creating sufficient Delta T
  • Thermal signatures
  • Missing and damaged insulation
    • Air leakage
    • Latent moisture
    • Pest damage
  • Mold detection
  • Other tools
  • Verification of data
  • Data recording
  • Standards for inspections
Implementing An IR Predictive Maintenance Program
  • 9 steps to setting up a program
  • Integrating with other predictive technologies
  • Cross-verifying with other predictive technologies
  • Why programs fail, how they succeed
  • Generating standards compliant reports

Level 2 Infrared Thermography

Level 2 Infrared Thermography

Prerequisite: Level 1 Certification

Level 2 Infrared Thermographer Refresher Course is also available.

Level 2 Thermography is a 32 hour online course for the application for the application of quantitative thermal imaging and temperature measurement for P/PM, Condition Monitoring, Quality Assurance and Forensic Investigations.

This course covers advanced infrared theory, equipment calibration, error sources, cross-verification with contact thermometers, advanced equipment operation, use of windows and filters, assigning temperature limits and repair priorities, and quantitative report generation.

Self directed learning activities are provided to help student gain practical experience; however, one need not have a to successfully complete the course.

Course tuition includes 24 hour access to all online Course Presentations, Student Reference Manual, online Quizzes, Self-directed Field Assignments, and Proof of Course Completion. Student must complete training within 60 days of registration.

This course is eligible for 32 NETA Continuing Technical Development Credits (CTDs). NETA Certified Technicians (Level 3 and Level 4) are required to earn a minimum of 48 CTDs every three years to maintain their certification.

Course is approved by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors for 32 hours of continuing education and meets the training requirements for their Infrared Certified professional designation and logo.

Course completion qualifies students to take the Certified Infrared Thermographer exam. Exams are available at no charge if taken onsite. For a nominal fee, exams may also be taken online via a secure video link or at authorized testing centers.

US Armed Forces veterans may qualify for a partial tuition scholarship through the Christopher Seffrin Memorial Scholarship for Veterans.

Level 2 Course Outline

Thermometry Fundamentals
  • Temperature scales and conversions
  • Absolute and relative temperatures
  • Classes and benefits of contact thermometers
  • Classes and benefits of non-contact thermometers
  • Identifying and reducing errors
Advanced IR Theory
  • Units for measuring radiant power
  • Relationship between power and temperature
  • Planck’s blackbody curves
Temperature Measurement Error Sources And Corrections
  • Calibration
    • how IR sensors are calibrated
    • how to check calibration
    • calibration/accuracy specifications
  • Reflectance
    • shielding techniques
    • measuring and compensating for with direct and reflector methods
  • Emittance
    • how emittance varies
    • using default and table values
    • how to measure emittance
  • Transmittance
    • filters to view through materials and atmospheres
    • filters to measure temperatures of material surfaces and atmospheres
    • measuring material transmittance
  • Target Width/Distance Ratios
    • calculating target size/distance
Traceable Temperature Limits: How Hot is Too Hot
  • Delta-T classifications
    • NETA, Mil Spec, and other standards
  • Absolute temperature classifications
    • ANSI, IEEE, NEMA standards for electrical systems
    • correction formula for load and ambient temperature
    • other standards for mechanical systems
  • Developing limits for your equipment
Preparing Quantitative Reports
  • Data to gather
  • Report procedures
  • Image processing software capabilities
  • Report generation software capabilities

Level 3 Infrared Thermography

Level 3 Infrared Thermography

Prerequisite: Level 2 Certification

Level 3 Infrared Thermographer Refresher Course is also available.

Level 3 Thermography is a 21 hour online course focused on best practices for infrared inspections and associated activities. This course contains information vital to the long term success of an infrared inspection program.

This course covers advanced topics related to developing, implementing, and managing a successful infrared inspection program. Topics include: latest applications, hardware and software, current industry standards and specifications, OSHA and NFPA safety standards, marketing and promoting an infrared inspection program, thermography as legal documentation, current industry certification criteria, and how to develop and implement standards-compliant written practices and procedures.

Self directed learning activities are provided to help student gain practical experience; however, one need not have a to successfully complete the course.

Course tuition includes 24 hour access to all online Course Presentations, Student Reference Manual, online Quizzes, Self-directed Field Assignments, and Proof of Course Completion. Student must complete training within 60 days of registration.

Course is approved by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors for 21 hours of continuing education and meets the training requirements for their Infrared Certified professional designation and logo.

Course completion qualifies students to take the Certified Infrared Thermographer exam. Exams are available at no charge if taken onsite. For a nominal fee, exams may also be taken online via a secure video link or at authorized testing centers.

US Armed Forces veterans may qualify for a partial tuition scholarship through the Christopher Seffrin Memorial Scholarship for Veterans.

Level 3 Course Outline:

Ensure A Successful Infrared Inspection Program
  • Define a successful program and identify program obstacles
  • Understand the requirements of OSHA, NFPA, and other regulatory agencies
  • Identify and specify safe practices for performing IR inspections
  • Eliminate recurring problems through application of Root Cause Failure Analysis
Explore Latest Technology
  • Discover newest applications for infrared thermography
  • Discuss features and benefits of new test equipment
  • Utilize state-of-the-art software for data management and report generation
  • Identify industry trends and business opportunities
Understand Industry Standards and Specifications
  • Review current standards and specification
  • ASTM, ANSI, ASNT, Infraspection Institute, ISO, NETA, NFPA
  • Examine current NDT certification programs
  • Identify certification criteria
  • Develop a written practice for thermographer certification using ASNT standards
Marketing and Promoting an Infrared Inspection Program
  • Enlist principles of marketing to identify, position and price IR services
  • Analyze best practices for effective promotion
  • Discuss key elements for an effective website
  • Explore e-commerce opportunities to increase revenue
Thermography and the Law
  • Review importance of thermography as legal evidence
  • Examine role of the thermographer as an expert witness
  • Identify appropriate report content
  • Learn cardinal rules for delivering testimony
Applying Tools to Ensure Program Longevity
  • Learn five methodologies for calculating program payback or ROI
  • Understand how to integrate thermography into a Quality Management System
  • Discover how to effectively identify and solve problems
  • Identify software that can slash report writing time by more than 50%
Integrating PDM Technologies
  • Discuss role of thermography as a PdM technology
  • Identify complementary PdM technologies
  • Learn necessary steps to effectively implement a PdM program
  • Ensure program longevity through proper planning and management

Application Courses

Prerequisite: None

Infrared Inspection for Electrical Systems is a 16 hour theory and application online course for the use of thermal imaging to locate and evaluate problems in electrical distribution systems. This is a non-certification course that focuses on this single application. Course attendance may be applied to training requirements for thermographer certification.

This course covers infrared theory, heat transfer concepts, equipment operation and selection, standards compliance, image analysis and report generation.

Self directed learning activities are provided to help student gain practical experience; however, one need not have a to successfully complete the course.

Course tuition includes 24 hour access to all online Course Presentations, Student Reference Manual, online Quizzes, Self-directed Field Assignments and Proof of Course Completion. Student must complete training within 60 days of registration.

Prerequisite: None

Infrared Inspection of Mechanical Systems is a 16 hour theory and application online course for the use of thermal imaging to locate and evaluate problems in mechanical systems. This is a non-certification course that focuses on these specific applications. Course attendance may be applied to training requirements for thermographer certification.

This course covers infrared theory, heat transfer concepts, equipment operation and selection, standards compliance, image analysis and report generation.

Students are trained to identify and document thermal patterns caused by improper design, workmanship or material failure. Self directed learning activities are provided to help student gain practical experience; however, one need not have a to successfully complete the course.

Course tuition includes 24 hour access to all online Course Presentations, Student Reference Manual, online Quizzes, Self-directed Field Assignments, and Proof of Course Completion. Student must complete training within 60 days of registration.

Prerequisite: None

Infrared Inspection of Electro/Mechanical Systems is a 24 hour theory and application online course for the use of thermal imaging to locate and evaluate problems in electrical distribution and mechanical systems. This is a non-certification course that focuses on these specific applications. Course attendance may be applied to training requirements for thermographer certification.

This course covers infrared theory, heat transfer concepts, equipment operation and selection, standards compliance, image analysis and report generation.

Students are trained to identify and document thermal patterns caused by improper design, workmanship or material failure. Self directed learning activities are provided to help student gain practical experience; however, one need not have a to successfully complete the course.

Course tuition includes 24 hour access to all online Course Presentations, Student Reference Manual, online Quizzes, Self-directed Field Assignments, and Proof of Course Completion. Student must complete training within 60 days of registration.

Prerequisite: None

Infrared Inspection of Building Envelopes and Roofs is an 18 hour theory and application online course for the use of thermal imaging to locate and evaluate energy loss and moisture problems within building envelopes and insulated roofing systems. This is a non-certification course that focuses on these specific applications. Course attendance may be applied to training requirements for thermographer certification.

This course covers infrared theory, heat transfer concepts, equipment operation and selection, standards compliance, image analysis and report generation.

Students are trained to identify and document thermal patterns caused by improper design, workmanship or material failure. Self directed learning activities are provided to help student gain practical experience; however, one need not have a to successfully complete the course.

Course tuition includes 24 hour access to all online Course Presentations, Student Reference Manual, online Quizzes, Self-directed Field Assignments, and Proof of Course Completion. Student must complete training within 60 days of registration.

Prerequisite: None

Infrared Inspection of Petrochemical Facilities is a 21 hour theory and application online course for the use of thermal imaging to locate and evaluate problems in oil and chemical processing plants. Topics covered include electrical distribution equipment, mechanical systems, high temperature processing equipment, and infrared inspection of boiler and heater tubes. This is a non-certification course that focuses on these specific applications. Course completion may be applied to training requirements for thermographer certification.

This course covers infrared theory, heat transfer concepts, equipment operation and selection, standards compliance, image analysis and report generation.

Students are trained to identify and document thermal patterns caused by improper design, workmanship or material failure. Self directed learning activities are provided to help student gain practical experience; however, one need not have a camera to successfully complete the course.

Course tuition includes 24 hour access to all online Course Presentations, Student Reference Manual, online Quizzes, Self-directed Field Assignments, and Proof of Course Completion. Student must complete training within 60 days of registration.

Prerequisite: None

Infrared Thermography for Building Sciences is a 32 hour theory and application online course for the use of thermal imaging to locate and evaluate problems in building envelopes and building subsystems. Topics covered include electrical distribution equipment, mechanical systems, building sidewalls, HVAC systems, steam traps, and insulated roofs. This is a non-certification course that focuses on these specific applications. Course completion may be applied to training requirements for thermographer certification.

This course covers infrared theory, heat transfer concepts, equipment operation and selection, standards compliance, image analysis and report generation.

Students are trained to identify and document thermal patterns caused by improper design, workmanship or material failure. Self directed learning activities are provided to help student gain practical experience; however, one need not have a camera to successfully complete the course.

Course tuition includes 24 hour access to all online Course Presentations, Student Reference Manual, online Quizzes, Self-directed Field Assignments, and Proof of Course Completion. Student must complete training within 60 days of registration.

Prerequisite: None

Inspection for Weatherization Professionals is a 14 hour theory and application online course for the use of thermal imaging as a diagnostic tool for use in the weatherization of building envelopes. This is a non-certification course that focuses on the use of a thermal imager to inspect building envelopes and building subsystems. Course completion may be applied to training requirements for thermographer certification.

Course provides in-depth and practical instruction for thermographically detecting hidden problems building sidewalls, roofs, HVAC ducts, and related building subsystems. Course attendance may be applied to training requirements for thermographer certification through Infraspection Institute and the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors.

This course covers infrared theory, heat transfer concepts, equipment operation and selection, using a thermal imager in conjunction with a blower door, standards compliance, image analysis, tools for confirming infrared data, and report generation.

Students are trained to identify and document thermal patterns caused by improper design, workmanship or material failure. Self directed learning activities are provided to help student gain practical experience; however, one need not have a camera to successfully complete the course.

Course tuition includes 24 hour access to all online Course Presentations, Student Reference Manual, online Quizzes, Self-directed Field Assignments, and Proof of Course Completion. Student must complete training within 60 days of registration.

Course qualifies for 14 hours of continuing education by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors and meets the training requirements for their Infrared Certified professional designation and logo.

Prerequisite: None

Infrared Body Temperature Screening is a 5 unit theory and application course for the use of thermal imaging to detect elevated body temperature in humans. This is a specialized course focused on a single application. Course is equivalent to a five hour classroom course with a two hour period allotted for the online exam at the end of the course. Course completion may be applied toward training requirements for Level 1, 2, or 3 thermographer certification.

This course covers infrared theory, heat transfer concepts, equipment operation and selection, current regulations, standards compliance, screening area setup and procedures, adjunctive equipment, and safety issues. The course is designed for program managers and for operators of infrared body temperature screening systems.

Students are trained to set up and operate both purpose-built and industrial grade thermal imagers suitable for human body temperature screening. Self directed learning activities are provided to help student gain practical experience; however, one need not have an infrared imager to successfully complete the course.

Course tuition includes 24/7 access to all online course presentations, downloadable Student Reference Manual, online exam, and written proof of course completion. Student must complete training within 14 days of registration.

Industry Specific Courses

Prerequisite: None

Infrared Inspections for Home and Building Inspectors is a 16 hour theory and application online course for the use of thermal imaging for residential and commercial properties. Designed specifically for home and building inspectors, students are taught how to locate common deficiencies in building envelopes, insulated roofs and building subsystems.

Course provides in-depth and practical instruction for thermographically detecting hidden problems in electrical systems, HVAC systems, roofs, and building sidewalls. Course also covers how to successfully market, price and sell infrared inspection services. Course attendance may be applied to training requirements for thermographer certification through Infraspection Institute and the InterNational Association of Certified Home Inspectors. This course covers infrared theory, heat transfer concepts, equipment operation and selection, standards compliance, image analysis and report generation.

Students are trained to identify and document thermal patterns caused by improper design, workmanship or material failure. Self directed learning activities are provided to help student gain practical experience; however, one need not have a camera to successfully complete the course.

Course tuition includes 24 hour access to all online Course Presentations, Student Reference Manual in electronic format, online Quizzes, Self-directed Field Assignments, and Proof of Course Completion. Students must complete training within 60 days of registration.

Course qualifies for 16 hours of continuing education by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors and meets the training requirements for their Infrared Certified professional designation and logo.

Prerequisite: None

Infrared Inspections for Home and Building Inspectors is a 16 hour theory and application online course for the use of thermal imaging for residential and commercial properties. Designed specifically for home and building inspectors, students are taught how to locate common deficiencies in building envelopes, insulated roofs and building subsystems.

Course provides in-depth and practical instruction for thermographically detecting hidden problems in electrical systems, HVAC systems, roofs, and building sidewalls. Course also covers how to successfully market, price and sell infrared inspection services.

This course covers infrared theory, heat transfer concepts, equipment operation and selection, standards compliance, image analysis and report generation.

Students are trained to identify and document thermal patterns caused by improper design, workmanship or material failure. Self directed learning activities are provided to help student gain practical experience; however, one need not have a camera to successfully complete the course.

Course tuition includes 24 hour access to all online Course Presentations, Student Reference Manual in electronic format, online Quizzes, Self-directed Field Assignments, and Proof of Course Completion. Students must complete training within 60 days of registration.

Course qualifies for 16 hours of continuing education by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors and meets the training requirements for their Infrared Certified professional designation and logo.

Prerequisite: None

Infrared Thermography for Integrated Pest Management Professionals is a 34 hour theory and applications online course for the application of thermal imaging for Pest Detection, P/PM, Condition Monitoring, Quality Assurance and Forensic Investigations.

This course covers infrared theory, heat transfer concepts, equipment operation and selection, standards compliance, image analysis and report generation.

Students are trained to identify and document thermal patterns caused by improper design, workmanship or material failure. Applications include: detection of pests and pest related damage, electrical distribution systems, mechanical systems, steam systems, refractory systems, underground piping, active thermography, building envelopes and flat roofs.

Students are trained to identify and document thermal patterns caused by improper design, workmanship or material failure. Self directed learning activities are provided to help student gain practical experience; however, one need not have a camera to successfully complete the course.

Course tuition includes 24 hour access to all online Course Presentations, Student Reference Manual, online Quizzes, Self-directed Field Assignments, and Proof of Course Completion. Student must complete training within 60 days of registration.

Course completion qualifies students to take the Certified Infrared Thermographer exam. Exams are available at no charge if taken onsite. For a nominal fee, exams may also be taken online via a secure video link or at authorized testing centers.

Prerequisite: None

Infrared Inspection of Building Envelopes and Roofs is an 18 hour theory and application online course for the use of thermal imaging to locate and evaluate energy loss and moisture problems within building envelopes and insulated roofing systems. This is a non-certification course that focuses on these specific applications. Course attendance may be applied to training requirements for thermographer certification.

This course covers infrared theory, heat transfer concepts, equipment operation and selection, standards compliance, image analysis and report generation.

Students are trained to identify and document thermal patterns caused by improper design, workmanship or material failure. Self directed learning activities are provided to help student gain practical experience; however, one need not have a camera to successfully complete the course.

Course tuition includes 24 hour access to all online Course Presentations, Student Reference Manual, online Quizzes, Self-directed Field Assignments, and Proof of Course Completion. Student must complete training within 60 days of registration.

Prerequisite: None

Infrared Inspection of Building Envelopes & Roofs is an 18 hour theory and application online course for the use of thermal imaging to locate and evaluate energy loss and moisture problems within building envelopes and insulated roofing systems. This is a non-certification course that focuses on these specific applications. Course attendance may be applied to training requirements for thermographer certification.

This course covers infrared theory, heat transfer concepts, equipment operation and selection, standards compliance, image analysis and report generation.

Students are trained to identify and document thermal patterns caused by improper design, workmanship or material failure. Self directed learning activities are provided to help student gain practical experience; however, one need not have a camera to successfully complete the course.

Course tuition includes 24 hour access to all online course presentations, Student Reference Manual, online Quizzes, Self-directed Field Assignments, and Proof of Course Completion. Student must complete training within 60 days of registration.

Prerequisite: None

Infrared Inspection for Electrical Systems is a 16 hour theory and application online course for the use of thermal imaging to locate and evaluate problems in electrical distribution systems. This is a non-certification course that focuses on this single application. Course attendance may be applied to training requirements for thermographer certification.

This course covers infrared theory, heat transfer concepts, equipment operation and selection, standards compliance, image analysis and report generation.

Students are trained to identify and document thermal patterns caused by improper design, workmanship or material failure. Self directed learning activities are provided to help student gain practical experience; however, one need not have a camera to successfully complete the course.

Course tuition includes 24 hour access to all online Course Presentations, Student Reference Manual, online Quizzes, Self-directed Field Assignments and Proof of Course Completion. Student must complete training within 60 days of registration.

Prerequisite: None

Level 1 Infrared Thermographer Refresher Course is also available.

Level 1 Thermography is a 32 hour online course for the application of qualitative thermal imaging for P/PM, Condition Assessment, Condition Monitoring, Quality Assurance, Forensic Investigations, and Building Sciences.

This course covers infrared theory, heat transfer concepts, equipment operation and selection, standards compliance, image analysis and report generation.

Students are trained to identify and document thermal patterns caused by improper design, workmanship or material failure. Specific applications include: electrical distribution systems, mechanical systems, steam systems, refractory systems, underground piping, active thermography, building envelopes and flat roofs.

Self directed learning activities are provided to help student gain practical experience; however, one need not have a camera to successfully complete the course.

Course tuition includes 24 hour access to all online Course Presentations, Student Reference Manual, online Quizzes, Self-directed Field Assignments, and Proof of Course Completion. Student must complete training within 60 days of registration.

Course completion qualifies students to take the Certified Infrared Thermographer exam. Exams are available at no charge if taken onsite. For a nominal fee, exams may also be taken online via a secure video link or at authorized testing centers.

This course is eligible for 32 NETA Continuing Technical Development Credits (CTDs). NETA Certified Technicians (Level III and Level IV) are required to earn a minimum of 48 CTDs every three years to maintain their certification.

Course is approved by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors for 32 hours of continuing education and meets the training requirements for their Infrared Certified professional designation and logo.

Course is also approved for 32 Continuing Education Hours (CEH) by RCI, Inc.

US Armed Forces veterans may qualify for a partial tuition scholarship through the Christopher Seffrin Memorial Scholarship for Veterans.

Level 1 Course Outline

Basic Infrared Theory
  • Heat transfer
  • Electromagnetic spectrum
  • Emittance, reflectance, and transmittance
  • Atmospheric transmission
  • IR wavebands and lens materials
Infrared Equipment
  • Selection criteria
  • Range and level settings
  • Class demonstrations
  • Manufacturer equipment presentations (optional)
  • Hands-on use in class
Infrared Electrical System Inspections
  • Theory and thermal signatures of problems
  • Seven types of detectable defects
  • Conducting an inspection
  • Safety practices
  • Confirming exceptions
  • Data recording
  • Standards for inspections
Infrared Mechanical System Inspections
  • Theory and thermal signatures of problems
  • Rotating equipment
  • Power transmission components
  • High-temperature insulation
  • Steam systems, process equipment, heat exchangers, storage vessels
  • Active thermographic inspection techniques
  • Safety practices
  • Confirming exceptions
  • Data recording
  • Standards for inspections
Infrared Roof Inspections
  • Theory and component construction
  • Insulation and material characteristics
  • Inspection techniques
    • Ground based / aerial
  • Weather variables and influences
  • Required site conditions
  • Safety practices
  • Thermal signatures of latent moisture
  • Verification of data
  • Data recording
  • Alternate methods of moisture detection
  • Standards for inspections
Infrared Building Inspections
  • Theory and component construction
  • Insulation and material characteristics
  • Inspection techniques
    • Interior / exterior
  • Weather variables and influences
  • Required site conditions
    • Creating sufficient Delta T
  • Thermal signatures
  • Missing & damaged insulation
    • Air leakage
    • Latent moisture
    • Pest damage
  • Mold detection
  • Other tools
  • Verification of data
  • Data recording
  • Standards for inspections
Implementing an IR Predictive Maintenance Program
  • 9 steps to setting up a program
  • Integrating with other predictive technologies
  • Cross-verifying with other predictive technologies
  • Why programs fail, how they succeed
  • Generating standards compliant reports

Other Infrared Thermography Short Courses

Prerequisite: None

As the science of thermography expands, it continues to attract individuals and companies looking for business opportunities. Despite the acceptance of thermography, many companies struggle or fail at their attempts in offering this proven technology. Success in any consulting businesses requires a combination of technical and business skills and thermography is no exception.

Starting, Marketing and Managing and IR Consulting Company online course will focus on the fundamentals required to start, market and maintain an infrared consulting company.

Intended audience:

This material is intended for anyone wishing to start an infrared consulting business or to expand the service offerings of an established business. Course is designed for beginners and experienced thermographers.

Length of presentation: 40 minutes

Course availability: 24 hours from time of purchase

Prerequisite: None

Qualitative thermography is an invaluable tool for detecting thermal patterns that often precede failures within operating electrical and mechanical systems. Once an exception has been thermographically detected, temperature measurement can be used to help evaluate the condition of affected component. Temperature measurement can also be used to evaluate components that appear to be operating normally.

Temperature Limits for Electrical and Mechanical Equipment course is a short online module covering the application of temperature limits for electrical and mechanical equipment as well as several methods for determining repair priorities.

Intended audience:

This material is intended for anyone wishing to understand how to properly apply temperature limits to operating electrical and mechanical equipment. Course is designed for beginners and experienced thermographers, electricians, mechanics, and facility managers.

Length of presentation: 38 minutes

Course availability: 24 hours from time of purchase

Prerequisite: None

The National Fire Protection Association has been publishing NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety Requirements for Employee Workplaces since 1979. This safety standard has been expanded and is now in widespread use throughout the world. NFPA 70E is applicable to any workplace and is intended for use by employers, employees, and OSHA. This course focuses on the history and application of NFPA 70E, changes included in the current edition, and how they affect thermographers.

The NFPA 70E – Are You in Compliance online course is a must for anyone who wishes to understand and comply with this important safety standard.

Intended audience:

This material is intended for all thermographers performing infrared inspections of energized electrical equipment. Course is designed for in-house and contract thermographers as well as managers of infrared inspection programs

Length of presentation: 50 minutes

Course availability: 24 hours from time of purchase

Prerequisite: None

 Aside from proper equipment, training, and experience, a company’s success with thermography can be greatly influenced by the design and implementation of an appropriate inspection program. A program is an engineered predictive maintenance approach that will provide a system for instituting, adapting, and continually improving infrared inspection activities to provide long-term value and maximum payback to the facility. Such programs may be instituted by an in-house inspection team or professional consulting firms providing contract services for their client’s facilities.

The Nine Steps for Setting Up an Infrared Inspection Program is a short online course covering the key steps in setting up and managing an infrared inspection program.

Intended audience:

This material is intended for anyone wishing to understand how the key steps in setting up and maintaining an infrared inspection program Course is designed for beginners and experienced thermographers, maintenance professionals, and facility managers

Length of presentation: 22 minutes

Course availability: 24 hours from time of purchase

Prerequisite: None

During the past few years, one of the largest growth areas in thermography has been in the area of Building Sciences. Despite present myths, infrared inspections of buildings are not ‘simply point and shoot’.

In fact, infrared inspections of building envelopes and associated systems remain some of the most complex types of infrared inspections. Accurate interpretation of data depend upon proper selection of an infrared imager, a thorough understanding of the systems inspected, interaction of these systems with their surroundings, and the thermal patterns associated with defects.

The Infrared Thermography For Building Diagnostics short online course will focus on common applications and key considerations for performing accurate infrared inspections of buildings and their subsystems

Intended audience:

This material is intended for anyone wishing to understand the application, uses, and benefits of infrared thermography as a building diagnostics tool. Course is designed for in-house and contract thermographers, home and building inspectors, construction personnel, and mold investigators.

Length of presentation: 89 minutes

Course availability: 24 hours from time of purchase

Prerequisite: None

Calibration is a topic of interest to anyone that performs measurements. Calibration laboratories utilized by infrared equipment manufacturers often represent huge capital investments in hardware and software. Calibration procedures are not only complex, they are also proprietary to each manufacturer prohibiting an unauthorized third party from making any adjustments to an infrared radiometer.

While it is not practical to attempt to duplicate a formal calibration laboratory, it is possible for thermographers to perform a simple calibration check within their own facilities with a minimum of equipment and expense. Having this capability allows thermographers to ensure that their equipment is operating within specification while avoiding the cost and downtime associated with calibrations performed by the infrared equipment manufacturer.

How to Check Infrared Equipment Calibration is short online course discussing simple, yet effective techniques for calibrating infrared equipment. The techniques demonstrated are complaint with accepted industry practice and ISO standards.

Intended audience:

This material is intended for anyone wishing to perform a calibration check of their infrared equipment. Course is designed for in-house and contract thermographers, maintenance personnel, and managers of infrared inspection programs.

Length of presentation: 27 minutes

Course availability: 24 hours from time of purchase

Ti-Reporter Software is a cloud-based thermography reporting software that allows the user to generate standards-compliant reports quickly and easily from the office or in the field. The program works with all thermal imagers and cuts reporting time by up to 80%! TI Reporter operates with all thermal imagers and runs on all devices to include desktops, tablets and mobile phones. The software tool allows a thermographer to generate consistent, professional and standards-compliant reports for a wide variety of applications. Simply complete the preformatted templates following the on-screen prompts and add your images.

Features: 
  • Application-specific templates require no formatting
  • Single resource that works seamlessly and efficiently
  • Reports contain all data required for standards compliance
  • Tablet based software allows data entry anywhere in the field
  • No software to install or maintain
  • Multiple Applications: create reports for 6 different thermography applications – Electrical, Roofing, Building Envelopes, Mechanical Systems, Petrochemical, and Home Inspections
  • Users will always have access to the latest version of the software
  • Quick and efficient and easy to use
  • Compatible with all thermal imagers
  • Automatically calculates limits for electrical and mechanical equipment
  • Economics and trending modules included
  • Compatible with PC and MAC operating systems
Simple To Use To Generate Reports – Built By Thermographers For Thermographers

Using cloud technology and state-of-the-art software tools, the revolutionary reporting and data management resource is as easy as 1 – 2 – 3.

1 – Perform Inspection and Capture Images:

Following the on-screen prompts, enter contact information for a new customer or access information for an existing customer.

2 – Generate Image and Report Pages:

Use Preformatted templates to quickly create your report.

3 – Share Your Reports:

Upon completion, print your report to a PDF and email to customers and colleagues.

Multiple Applications

Create customized reports for six different thermography applications.

Electrical Systems

Choose from Delta T or Absolute Temperature report formats.

Roofing Systems

Record data for quality assurance or preventive maintenance inspections.

Building Envelopes

Properly document evidence of energy loss or water infiltration.

Mechanical Systems

Perform trending for stationary or rotating equipment.

Petrochemical

Records data for steam systems, boilers and processing equipment.

Home Inspections

Report forms can be used for property condition assessment or energy audits.

Infrared Reporting Software - Reduces Reporting time by up to 80%

Infrared Reporting Software

Ti-Reporter Software is a cloud-based thermography reporting software that allows the user to generate standards-compliant reports quickly and easily from the office or in the field. The program works with all thermal imagers and cuts reporting time by up to 80%! TI Reporter operates with all thermal imagers and runs on all devices to include desktops, tablets and mobile phones. The software tool allows a thermographer to generate consistent, professional and standards-compliant reports for a wide variety of applications. Simply complete the preformatted templates following the on-screen prompts and add your images.

Features

  • Application-specific templates require no formatting
  • Single resource that works seamlessly and efficiently
  • Reports contain all data required for standards compliance
  • Tablet based software allows data entry anywhere in the field
  • No software to install or maintain
  • Multiple Applications: create reports for 6 different thermography applications – Electrical, Roofing, Building Envelopes, Mechanical Systems, Petrochemical, and Home Inspections
  • Users will always have access to the latest version of the software
  • Quick and efficient and easy to use
  • Compatible with all thermal imagers
  • Automatically calculates limits for electrical and mechanical equipment
  • Economics and trending modules included
  • Compatible with PC and MAC operating systems

Simple To Use To Generate Reports - Built By Thermographers For Thermographers

Using cloud technology and state-of-the-art software tools, the revolutionary reporting and data management resource is as easy as 1 – 2 – 3.

Infrared Reporting Software
1 – Perform Inspection and Capture Images:

Following the on-screen prompts, enter contact information for a new customer or access information for an existing customer.

2 – Generate Image and Report Pages:

Use Preformatted templates to quickly create your report.

Infrared Reporting Software
3 – Share Your Reports:

Upon completion, print your report to a PDF and email to customers and colleagues.

Multiple Applications

Create customized reports for six different thermography applications.

Infrared Reporting Software
Electrical Systems

Choose from Delta T or Absolute Temperature report formats.

Infrared Reporting Software
Roofing Systems

Record data for quality assurance or preventive maintenance inspections.

Building Envelopes

Properly document evidence of energy loss or water infiltration.

Mechanical Systems

Perform trending for stationary or rotating equipment.

Petrochemical

Records data for steam systems, boilers and processing equipment.

Infrared Reporting Software
Home Inspections

Report forms can be used for property condition assessment or energy audits.

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