Infrared Thermography

  • Titles Available:
    • Level I Infrared Thermography
    • Level I Thermography Refresher Course
    • Level II Infrared Thermography
    • Level II Thermography Refresher Course
    • Level III Infrared Thermography
    • Level III Thermography Refresher Course
    • Infrared Inspection of Electrical Systems
    • Infrared Inspection of Mechanical Systems
    • Infrared Inspection of Electro/Mechanical Systems
    • Infrared Inspection of Building Envelopes & Roofs
    • Infrared Inspection of Petrochemical Facilities
    • Infrared Building Sciences
    • Infrared Inspection for Weatherization Professionals
    • Infrared Inspections for Electric Utilities
    • Infrared Inspections for Home & Building Inspectors
    • Infrared Inspections for InterNACHI Home & Building Inspectors
    • Infrared Inspections for Integrated Pest Management Pros
    • Infrared Inspections for Roof Consultants
    • Infrared Inspections for Roofing Contractors
    • Infrared Inspections for NETA Members
    • Infrared Inspections for the Mining Industry
    • Camera & Infrared Inspection of Electrical Systems
    • Camera & Infrared Inspection of Mechanical Systems
    • Camera & Infrared Inspection of Building and Roofs
    • Starting, Marketing and Managing an IR Consulting Company
    • Temperature Limits for Electrical and Mechanical Equipment
    • NFPA 70E – Are You in Compliance
    • Nine Steps for Setting Up and Infrared Inspection Program
    • Infrared Thermography For Building Diagnostics
    • How to Check Infrared Equipment Calibrabtion

INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY E-LEARNING TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION

The Infrared Thermography e-Learning Training Courses are available online and include Level I, II, and III Certified Infrared Thermographer courses.  All courses also meet ASNT training requirements for the certification of NDT personnel.

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.s

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.

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.

Our Certification represents LIFETIME CERTIFICATION standing; therefore they do not expire and no certification renewals are required.

All online courses include:

  • Printed Reference Manual
  • Multi-Question Online Quizzes for each Course Unit
  • Exception Report Generation Software – Trial Version
  • Regularly Scheduled Interactive Sessions with Level 3 Instructors
  • Hands-on Experiments Utilizing Provided Materials
  • Instructions for Self-Directed Field Assignments
  • Proof of Course Completion
  • Lifetime Certification
  • Free ground shipping of course materials to continental United States

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.

Courses Include:

Certification Prep Courses
  • Level I Infrared Thermography
  • Level I Thermography Refresher Course
  • Level II Infrared Thermography
  • Level II Thermography Refresher Course
  • Level III Infrared Thermography
  • Level III Thermography Refresher Course
Applications Courses
  • Infrared Inspection of Electrical Systems
  • Infrared Inspection of Mechanical Systems
  • Infrared Inspection of Electro/Mechanical Systems
  • Infrared Inspection of Building Envelopes & Roofs
  • Infrared Inspection of Petrochemical Facilities
  • Infrared Building Sciences
  • Infrared Inspection for Weatherization Professionals
Industry Specific Courses
  • Infrared Inspections for Electric Utilities
  • Infrared Inspections for Home & Building Inspectors
  • Infrared Inspections for InterNACHI Home & Building Inspectors
  • Infrared Inspections for Integrated Pest Management Pros
  • Infrared Inspections for Roof Consultants
  • Infrared Inspections for Roofing Contractors
  • Infrared Inspections for NETA Members
  • Infrared Inspections for the Mining Industry
Camera Operation & Applications Courses
  • Camera & Infrared Inspection of Electrical Systems
  • Camera & Infrared Inspection of Mechanical Systems
  • Camera & Infrared Inspection of Building and Roofs
Other Infrared Thermography Short Courses
  • Starting, Marketing and Managing an IR Consulting Company
  • Temperature Limits for Electrical and Mechanical Equipment
  • NFPA 70E – Are You in Compliance
  • Nine Steps for Setting Up and Infrared Inspection Program
  • Infrared Thermography For Building Diagnostics
  • How to Check Infrared Equipment Calibration

LEVEL I INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY

Level I 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.

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

Prerequisite: None

Level I Infrared Thermographer Refresher Course is also available.

Level I Course Outline

1. Basic Infrared Theory
  • Heat transfer
  • Electromagnetic spectrum
  • Emittance, reflectance, and transmittance
  • Atmospheric transmission
  • IR wavebands and lens materials
2. Infrared Equipment
  • Selection criteria
  • Range and level settings
  • Class demonstrations
  • Manufacturer equipment presentations (optional)
  • Hands-on use in class
3. 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
4. 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
5. 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
6. 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
7. 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 II INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY

Level II 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 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.

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 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.

Prerequisite: Level I Certification

Level II Infrared Thermographer Refresher Course is also available.

Level II Course Outline:

1. 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
2. Advanced IR Theory
  • Units for measuring radiant power
  • Relationship between power and temperature
  • Planck’s blackbody curves
3. Temperature Measurement Error Sources and Corrections
  • Calibration
  •    how IR sensors are calibrated
  •    how to check calibration
  •    calibration/accuracy specifications
  • Reflectance
  •    shielding techniques
  •    measuring & 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
4. 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
5. Preparing Quantitative Reports
  • Data to gather
  • Report procedures
  • Image processing software capabilities
  • Report generation software capabilities

LEVEL III INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY

Level III 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 & software, current industry standards & 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 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 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.

Prerequisite: Level II Certification

Level III Infrared Thermographer Refresher Course is also available.

Level III Course Outline:

1. 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
2. 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 & report generation
  • Identify industry trends and business opportunities
3. Understand Industry Standards & Specifications

Review current standards and specifications

  • 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
4. 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
5. 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
6. 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%
7. 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

INFRARED INSPECTION FOR ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

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 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 MECHANICAL SYSTEMS

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 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 ELECTRO/MECHANICAL SYSTEMS

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 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

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 OF PETROCHEMICAL FACILITIES

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

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

INFRARED INSPECTION FOR WEATHERIZATION PROFESSIONALS

Infrared 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 InternNational 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 INSPECTIONS FOR HOME & BUILDING INSPECTORS

Infrared Inspections for Home & 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 INTERNACHI HOME & BUILDING INSPECTORS

Infrared Inspections for Home & 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

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 INSPECTIONS FOR ROOF CONSULTANTS

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 INSPECTIONS FOR ROOFING CONTRACTORS

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 INSPECTIONS FOR NETA MEMBERS

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

INFRARED INSPECTIONS FOR ELECTRIC UTILITIES

Level I 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

Prerequisite: None

Level I Infrared Thermographer Refresher Course is also available.

Level I Course Outline:

1. Basic Infrared Theory
  • Heat transfer
  • Electromagnetic spectrum
  • Emittance, reflectance, and transmittance
  • Atmospheric transmission
  • IR wavebands and lens materials
2. Infrared Equipment
  • Selection criteria
  • Range and level settings
  • Class demonstrations
  • Manufacturer equipment presentations (optional)
  • Hands-on use in class
3. 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
4. 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
5. 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
6. 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
7. 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

STARTING, MARKETING AND MANAGING AN IR CONSULTING COMPANY

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

TEMPERATURE LIMITS FOR ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT

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

NFPA 70E – ARE YOU IN COMPLIANCE

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

NINE STEPS FOR SETTING UP AN INFRARED INSPECTION PROGRAM

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

INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY FOR BUILDING DIAGNOSTICS

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

HOW TO CHECK INFRARED EQUIPMENT CALIBRATION

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
Prerequisite: None

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