Level/Category I Thermography Certification Courses

Learn everything you need to get started as an infrared thermographer the right way with ITC’s Level I certification course, Fundamentals of Infrared Thermography.

As a Level I certified thermographer you’ll learn how infrared cameras make and capture images, how to make accurate temperature measurements with an infrared camera, and all of the foundational science you’ll need to get the most out of your camera.Plus, you’ll discover how to conduct safe thermographic inspections in a variety of common use cases, and create basic reports so you can share your findings with team members, customers, and other stakeholders.

In short, an ITC Level I certification gives you all the tools you need to begin your journey as a safe, capable thermographer, getting the most value out of your investment in infrared cameras and adding tremendous value to your organization or business.

Fundamentals of Thermography Certification

Electrical Thermography Certification

sUAS - Thermography Certification

sUAS - Public Safety Thermography Certification

Furnace Inspection Thermography Certification

Building Investigations Thermography Certification

Category I Certification- ISO18436

Category I Certification- ISO9712

What you’ll learn?

The factors that make thermal images look the way they do and influence temperature measurement accuracy

Inspection technique fundamentals, including safety considerations vital to working around energized equipment

Infrared image analysis and interpretation techniques

The basics of infrared science concepts such as emissivity, reflectivity, heat transfer, and the impact of atmosphere

How to use thermography analysis software and create simple, easy to understand reports

Hands-on exercises that let you get practical experiences of the theoretical concepts taught throughout the week

Vital application-specific insights for electrical inspections, mechanical reliability maintenance, building envelope, and roof moisture surveys

See what our students say about our courses


Level I Electrical Certification Class

“You did a great job keeping everyone engaged in the subjects and made it so it was really interesting and in a sense fascinating to learn about. I am a journeyman electrician... and we are used to dozing off or daydreaming in our required continuing education classes required by the state every 3 years, but this class I never did that!”


Level I Electrical Certification Class

“Thank you for the great training. I found it very informative. After performing thermal imaging for a year and a half, it was nice to understand the "whys" of IR and not just do it like this because that's how I was trained.”

What's included in the course fee?


A registration fee of $2,200 USD includes course instruction and materials each day.
Please note that prices may vary for courses conducted outside the continental U.S.; please confirm the price with your local ITC course agent.


Students who complete all training course requirements receive a Level I Infrared Thermography Certification.

As a global organization supporting a range of industries and applications, we acknowledge and adhere to the standards
provided by the American Society of Non-Destructive Testing (ASNT), British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT), and
the International Standards Organization (ISO). Specifically, ASNT SNT-TC-1A & CP-105 for North American courses, BINDT
CMGEN appB for United Kingdom classes, and ISO 18436 & 9712 for courses conducted in Latin America and Europe. We
recognize the importance of a quality education and compliance with common NDT standards is just one of the reasons why
ITC certifications are recognized globally as the industry gold-standard.


InterNACHI: 32 CEUs
NETA: 32 Continuing Technical Development Credits (CTDs)
ITC: 24 Certification Hours

What do you need?

IR Camera requirements

Completion of hands-on labs & exercises will be required, so please bring your thermal camera to class.


If you do not have access to a camera, you can rent one through FLIR by calling 866-477-3687 ext. 1.

If you are attending the course with a colleague or friend you may share a camera, however we recommend no more than three students per camera.

IR camera

Completion of hands-on labs & exercises will be required, so please bring your thermal camera (plus spare batteries, chargers, etc.) to class. Learn more


Software exercises and certification exams will be administered electronically, so a laptop or tablet is necessary.



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