Infrared Training

Level 1 Building Science Thermography

This Level I Building Science Thermography course is for building investigators, energy rating assessors, new infrared camera users and practicing thermographers wanting focused training on commercial and residential building investigation using infrared as a primary investigative tool. The four day course discusses and explains how infrared thermography is used to monitor and diagnose the condition of buildings.

Course Overview

This Level I Building Science Thermography course focuses in depth on building diagnostics for solving problems related to heat, moisture, air flows and the troubleshooting needs of all types of buildings and structures. Participants who complete the training will be able to utilize thermal imaging equipment to perform qualitative surveys of building enclosures and will be able to fully incorporate thermographic inspections into existing programs.

The completion of this course will serve to provide the student with a clear understanding of thermal and building sciences and the use of infrared thermography for investigating heat flow, air flow and moisture within buildings.

Who Should Apply

The Condition Based Maintenance – Level 1 is the perfect avenue for entry into the world of Condition Monitoring.

Typical candidates include, but are not limited to:

  • Building Investigators
  • Energy Rating Assessors
  • New Infrared Camera Users
  • Practicing Thermographers wanting focused training building investigation

Key Info

Course Name Level 1 Building Science Thermography
Course Code BST1
Entry Requirements None
Study Mode Classroom Learning
Classroom Learning Course Times 5 Days/32 Hours:
Mon-Thu 8:00am-5:00pm
Fri 8:00am-12:00noon
*Times may vary for some locations.
Locations Melbourne
Assessment  Written Exam, Practical Assessment, Documented Field Experience


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Course tuition includes: all course presentations, Student Reference Manual, trial version of Exception Data Management & Report Generation Software and the Infraspection Institute Certified Infrared Thermographer® exam. This course is fully catered.

Course Goals

This course is designed to enable both new infrared camera users and practicing thermographers to attain the knowledge for competency in the use of infrared thermography in commercial and residential building investigations. Participants who successfully complete the course will be provided a certificate for Level I Building Science Thermography.

Individuals completing the requirements for Level I Building Science Thermography are competent as Building Science Thermographers, qualified to perform building thermographic analysis and basic infrared thermography as relevant to an advanced Level I Thermographer.

Certified Infrared Thermographer’s Association (CITA)

CITA provides a secondary certification program to endorse your skills and training. Our program ensures that you meet the requirements set forth by the following Standards:

  • SNT-TC-1A
  • ISO 18436

Individuals completing the requirements for SWA Consulting’s Level I Building Science Thermography are competent as Building Science Thermographers, qualified to perform building thermographic analysis and basic infrared thermography as relevant to an advanced Level I Thermographer.

Completion of the course demonstrates passing the classroom studies, an acceptable thermography report and documented field use of thermography as an investigative tool for buildings. A certification of achievement will be presented to the student who has passed the classroom studies (quizzes, homework assignments, in class laboratory, final test), submitted an approved report and provides documented field experience. This certification is valid for 5 years. Recertification is required prior to expiry.

Course Content

Electromagnetic Energy
Infrared Imaging Devices
Thermal Imager Operation
Temperature Heat and Heat Thermodynamics
Heat Transfer
Apparent Temperature Thermal Image Interpretation
Building science
Building Design/Construction Codes
Building Design/Construction Environment
Building Design/Construction
Building Enclosure/Envelope Barriers
Building Enclosures (concrete, EIFS, Stucco, Wood, Vinyl, and Masonry)
Roofing Exteriors


Learning Objectives

SWA Consulting will show you how to identify:
Based on Level 1 Thermography applied to Building Science, participants will gain an understanding of:
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