Infrared Training

Level 1 Certified Infrared Thermography Training

Level 1 Certified Infrared Thermography Training Course is designed for the application of qualitative thermal imaging for Predictive Maintenance, Condition Assessment, Condition Monitoring, Quality Assurance, Forensic Investigations, and Building Sciences. It is available as:

Course Overview

This certified infrared training covers infrared theory, heat transfer concepts, equipment operation and selection, standards compliance, image analysis and report generation.  Students are trained to identify and document thermal patterns caused by improper design, workmanship or material failure. Specific applications include: electrical distribution systems, mechanical systems, steam systems, refractory systems, underground piping, active thermography, building envelopes and flat roofs.

Key Info

Course Name Level 1 Infraspection Institute Certified Infrared Thermographer
Course Codes CIT1
Entry Requirements None
Study Mode Click here for a complete overview of delivery options
Classroom Learning
5 Consecutive Days
Meets ISO & ASNT requirements
Certification by Infraspection & CITA
Eligible for 3rd party certification by AINDT, BINDT & EFNDT
Flexible Learning
Online Learning 20 Hours
Classroom Learning 2 days/16 Hours
Meets ISO & ASNT requirements
Certification by Infraspection & CITA
Eligible for 3rd party certification by AINDT, BINDT & EFNDT
Distance Learning
32 Hours Online Learning
Meets ASNT requirements
Certification by Infraspection
Locations Asia Pacific, Europe, U.S., Africa
Trainers Brenton Ward, Garry Ward
Assessment  Written Exam, Practical Assessment



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Who Should Apply

ALL Thermographers.

It is no longer acceptable to be minimally trained, and those who are using thermography as a professional tool would grealty benefit from formal certified infrared training.

Typical candidates include, but are not limited to:

  • Electrical Contractors
  • Building & Pest Inspectors
  • Energy Auditors
  • Plant Maintenance Personnel
  • Reliability Engineers
  • ALL thermographers

What You Will Learn

  • Infrared Theory & Heat Transfer Concepts
  • Equipment Operation
  • Image Processing
  • General applications and imaging techniques
  • Program design and implementation
  • How to comply with Industry Standards
  • Image Analysis & Reporting

Course Benefits

    • Small class sizes
    • Wide range of equipment provided
    • Experienced instructors
    • Comprehensive course notes
    • World-wide recognised certification

Course Tuition

Course tuition includes all course presentations, Student Reference Manual, and Infraspection Institute Certified Infrared Thermographer® exam. Certification card and diploma issued with passing grade of 80%. CITA certification is also included for practical assessment to comply with ISO 18436. This course is fully catered with lunch, morning/afternoon tea provided.

Certification & Recognition

Certified Infrared Thermographer’s Association (CITA)

Certified Infrared Training

Certification Membership CITA provides a 2nd Party 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

We provide practical examination and assessment of your skills and work product to ensure you meet the required standards.
CITA offers level 1, 2, 3 Categories of Certification.
CITA Registration Form.pdf

Infraspection Institute

Certified Infrared Thermography Training

This is an Infraspection Institute training course. Since 1980, Infraspection Institute has provided training, certification, and support services for thousands of thermographers worldwide.  This certification is globally recognised as the leading independent certification for thermographers, with course content that is the basis of Industry Standards around the world.

This program is compliant with international standards organizations ISO-18436 and ASNT SNT-TC-1A. This course is also approved by the InterNational Association of Certified Home Inspectors and meets the training requirements for their Infrared Certified professional designation and logo.


Infrared Training AINDT (Australian Institute for Non Destructive Testing)

Australian Institute for Non-Destructive Testing

AINDT has appointed IPI Learning as an approved training body (ATB) for the Level I Certified Infrared Training course (IRT Cat 1).  This endorsement gives students the opportunity to receive the AINDT certification on top of the many other benefits of completing the course with IPI Learning.

AINDT  stands as one of the leading technical societies in Australia with over 900 individual and company members.  It plays a major role in the development and updating of standards through representation on appropriate Standards Australia industry panels.
Download this document to learn more about the AINDT certification process.

Course Content

Principles of infrared thermography (I RT)

Equipment and data acquisition

Image Processing

General Applications

Diagnostics and prognostics

Condition monitoring applications

Reporting and documentation

Condition monitoring programme design

Condition monitoring programme implementation

Condition monitoring programme management

Training examination