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Our Fundamentals of Thermography, Level I Certification course is for the new thermographer and focuses on using infrared in a variety of applications. Learn all the essentials of camera operation, heat transfer, and report writing.

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What you will 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

What’s included in our course fee?


  • Live Couse Instruction for 4 Days (8hr sessions each day)

  • Infrared Training Center Course Manual

  • Hands-on Practical Lab Exercises

  • Certification Exam

  • Certification Document


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


  • InterNACHI: 32 CEUs

  • NETA: 32 Continuing Technical Development Credits (CTDs)

  • Infrared Training Center: 24 Certification Hours

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), the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT), and the International Standards Organization (ISO). Specifically, we follow 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, Europe, and Asia. Our understanding of the importance of a quality education and our compliance with common NDT standards are just some of the reasons why Infrared Training Center certifications are recognized globally as the industry gold-standard.

What do you need?

IR Camera

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

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

IR Reporting Software

Please have software installed. Software can be used to assist with many of the camera lab exercises.

Course Instructors
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Bill Schwahn

Instructor- Level III Thermographer / FAA part 107 certified Remote Pilot

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Ron Lucier

Senior Instructor- ASNT NDT Level III

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John Waggoner

Instructor- Level III Thermographer

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Scott Sammons

Instructor- Level III Thermographer

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Brian Burns

Instructor- Level III Thermographer

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Russell Bushee

Instructor- Level III Thermographer

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Jeff Sneed

Instructor- Level III Thermographer

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Paul Frisk

Instructor- Level III Thermographer

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Geoff Generalovic

Instructor- Level III Thermographer

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Steven Lasseigne

Instructor- Level III Thermographer


What others have to say about our trainings

I wanted to express my thanks for not only teaching the material but expressing a genuine interest in the questions that were presented to you. The class was excellent, and you guys made it easy and enjoyable to learn the material.

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M. P.

Online Certification class

Thank you for doing such a great job with the OGI 1 Training course. This is one of the most interesting courses I have attended with both content and the great job you did with instruction!

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R. C.

Optical Gas Imaging 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.

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A. M.

Level I Electrical Certififcation class



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