The Infrared Training Center (ITC) is the world’s largest thermography training organization.
Last year, ITC trained over 7,000 infrared users, making ITC the #1 choice for infrared camera users all over the globe.
With hundreds of thermography courses, small class sizes and expert instructors, the ITC can provide top-notch, hands-on thermography training for large multi-national corporations or individual infrared consultants.
If your organization is ISO-certified or just committed to receiving the best thermography training available, you’ll be glad to know that the ITC is also ISO-certified!
The ITC provides training for all types of infrared cameras, any make or model.
All ITC thermographers are certified against one or more of the following standards:
EN473 recommendations for qualification and certification of non-destructive testing (NDT) personnel, as established by the European Federation and accepted by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME);
ISO 9712 specifying proficiency in infrared thermographic testing as related to the qualification and certification of personnel involved in non-destructive testing (NDT), as established by the International Organization of Standardization (ISO) TC 135/SC 7;
ISO 18436-8: Requirements for thermography training and certification of thermography personnel in condition monitoring and the diagnostics of machines, as established by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) TC 108/SC 5.
What do the different Infrared Thermography Certification Levels mean?
Level l Infrared Thermography Certification Level I certification is the first of three levels of infrared training the ITC offers. Level I infrared thermographers are typically new to infrared thermographic diagnostics. That does not imply that they are entry-level condition monitoring technicians, indeed many Level I professionals have years of experience in building and maintaining complex systems.
Level I thermographers generally follow a written test procedure to evaluate specific types of equipment in their facility. They can operate their infrared cameras and software and identify and measure thermal anomalies based on thermal patterns, comparisons with similar equipment, and their own experience.
Level ll Infrared Thermography Certification The second level of infrared training offered is Level II. Typically, Level II professionals are experienced thermographers and troubleshooters. Usually deploying more than one diagnostic technology to determine the root cause of a problem the Level II will recommend repairs. A Level II Thermographer has more advanced infrared training and can, therefore, train and oversee Level I Infrared Thermographers.
Level lll Infrared Thermography Certification This is the most advanced infrared training level available. A Level III thermographer is primarily a thermography program manager who writes the company’s written predictive maintenance/inspection practices, develops the test procedures and severity criteria, determines how often equipment should be inspected, and calculates the return on investment the thermography program is providing.