Optical Gas imaging Thermography Certification Courses

Skilled users of the FLIR GF-Series and legacy GasFindIR cameras can inspect more than 3,000 connections per day in many applications—six times more than inspectors using current sniffer technology. This provides organizations with the most efficient LDAR inspection technology so they can meet many required emission reduction actions, including regulatory oversight like the US EPA OOOOa for the Oil and Gas Industry. Students in the Optical Gas Imaging Certification course will learn how to set up and operate FLIR optical gas imaging (OGI) cameras to ensure maximum proficiency. They will learn how to optimally adjust their cameras for varying field conditions to find gas leaks and under what environmental parameters gas leaks are most easily found, somewhat easy to find, and difficult to find. With this, students are able to ensure their OGI camera and inspections meet a wide variety of operating envelope challenges, with the ultimate goal of meeting any required work practices or verification checks of the technology.

What you’ll learn?

Optical gas imaging (OGI) cameras are used throughout the Oil and Gas industry to detect methane and other hydrocarbon emissions from the extraction, transmission, and processing of petroleum and natural gas. Learn the basics of optical gas imaging in this self-paced training course. Students will be introduced to the basics of infrared science, how an OGI camera functions, detectable gasses, threshold limits, and the various factors that can affect optical gas imaging surveys.

Learn how OGI cameras work, what gases they can detect, detection limits and some factors that may affect your ability to see a gas
Review the basic functions of the GF-Series gas imaging cameras
Address techniques that should help to better locate gas leaks
Review several common applications in the oil and gas industry
Describe some tips and tricks that could help with your OGI inspections

What’s included in our course fee?


  • Live Course Instruction for 3 Days (8hr. sessions each day)

  • Instructional Course Manual

  • Hands-on Practical Lab Exercises

  • Certification Exam

  • Certification Documents


  • Students who complete all training course requirements receive an Optical Gas Imaging Infrared Thermography Certification.


  • Continuing Education Credits: Infrared Training Center: 24 CEU's

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

Students will be required to complete various labs & exercises throughout the duration of the course. You may also rent one.

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Examinations will be administered electronically. Tablets are also acceptable.

IR Reporting Software

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


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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