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Infrared Thermography Certification

Level 1 Thermography Training


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Infrared Certifications Preparation Course


Level I Thermography training is a 32 hour online course prepares you for the qualitative infrared Thermography certification in P/PM, Condition Assessment, Condition Monitoring, Quality Assurance, Forensic Investigations, and Building Sciences applications. This course covers infrared theory, heat transfer concepts, IR equipment operation and selection, standards compliance, image analysis and report generation.

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

The level 1 thermography training activities are provided to help student gain practical experience, but student does not need not have an IR camera to successfully complete the this course.


Course completion qualifies student to take the Infraspection Institute Certified Infrared Thermographer exam. Infrared certification exams are available at no charge at the end of regularly scheduled open enrollment classes, or at the annual IR-INFO Conference (Jan 2015). For an additional fee, infrared certification exams may be taken via secure video link or at authorized IR 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.

The Certified Infrared Thermographer's Association (CITA) is currently offering free Affiliate membership to all graduates of this Certified Infrared Thermographer® training program. Also, this is the only online infrared thermography training course that meet the ASNT SNT-TC-1A recommendations for a 32 hour curriculum. No other company offers this type of course through distance learning.


Sample video - what is thermal imaging  and thermography

level 1 thermography training:

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
  • Manufacturer equipment presentations (optional)
  • Hands-on use in class

Infrared Electrical System Inspections:

  • Theory and thermal signatures of problems
  • Conducting an IR 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 Infrared 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 Infrared program
  • Integrating thermography with other predictive technologies
  • Cross-verifying with other predictive technologies
  • Why programs fail, how they succeed
  • Generating standards compliant reports

This IR training course tuition includes 24 hour access to all online course presentations, Student Reference Manual, online quizzes, self-directed field assignments, proof of course completion, and free ground shipping of IR training course materials to the continental US. Student must complete training within 60 days of registration.

This online IR course is the best source to succeed at getting your Level 1 Infrared Thermography Certification.

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Price:  US$1795

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"I think this is an outstanding class (Distance Learning Level I). The information is presented in an easy-to-understand format and with clarity. The class has helped me to put together an IR predictive maintenance program. I highly recommend this class to individuals entering this field." Laura J. Benbrooks - ALCOA

"One-of-a-kind training such as this is not available elsewhere. Years and years of work, research, and hands-on have put together a viable educational package worth every cent!" Ken Overstreet - Lockheed Martin


"The Distance Learning course was convenient and thorough. When I had a question, my instructor was happy to take the time to thoroughly answer my query. This is an excellent course." Sally - Brainerd Home Inspection Service


"I have obtained training online in the past and this course was presented more clearly than any other online training I have taken. Navigation made reviewing easy. I was extremely pleased with my distance learning experience." Ron Sangiancomo - Risk Management Solutions


"I’ve taken many courses in my 25+ years as an electrical supervisor.  I can’t think of one that was presented as well or supplied material matching the quality of Distance Learning course.  Excellent job!" Eric Stokka - Energy Doctors of Arizona, LLC


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