Ever since infrared cameras became easier to use and more economical, there has been a major shift in the approach towards training. However, if you truly want to be a recognized and knowledgeable thermographer (not just a camera owner) it is recommended that you obtain Level I and/or Level II training as defined by ASNT guidelines.
Our Level I course exceeds ASNT guidelines, with an added hands-on emphasis towards identifying and documenting thermal patterns caused by poor building and equipment design. Upon completion of the course, in addition to a written exam, students will also be tested on their operational knowledge of infrared cameras. Students are strongly encouraged to bring their own camera, however various models will be made available for student testing.
Level I Thermographer Training
4-Day Live Course
Are you an Energy Auditor that wants to increase the accuracy and speed of the audit? Are you thinking that the infrared camera is going to be a must have tool but you don't know how to use it? Then Our Level I Infrared Thermography Training Course is perfect for you.
This course is the first step to achieving the knowledge necessary to use and excel at infrared camera use. As a new infrared camera user you will learn a variety of condition monitoring and predictive maintenance applications. Attendees completing all training course requirements and a thermography field assignment will receive a Level I Infrared Thermography Certification.
Level II Thermographer Training
4-Day Live Course
Now that you have learned the basics of how to operate a camera and you understand the images that are presented, it is now time to upgrade your skills.
Our Level II Infrared Infrared Training Course is designed for the practicing Level I thermographer who is interested in more advanced infrared training. This infrared training course focuses on strengthening and improving Infrared skills for condition monitoring and predictive maintenance applications.
Level II Infrared Infrared Training students must have successfully completed a Level I Infrared Training Course and have a minimum of six months field Infrared experience.
Attendees completing Level II infrared course requirements and a Infrared field assignment will receive an Our company Level II Infrared Certification.
We offer a wide variety of infrared courses from entry-level infrared thermography to advanced infrared training.
The following people all benefit from advanced infrared training:
- Infrared thermographers primarily involved in predictive maintenance, R&D Thermography and ThermaCAM Reporter Software
- Commercial Roof IR Inspectors
- Building Diagnosticians
- Commercial Electrical IR Inspectors
- Law Enforcement/Security
All of our Infrared Courses meet or exceed ASNT SNT-TC-1A guidelines. Level I and Level II thermography training courses are recognized by NETA (International Electrical Testing Association, an accredited standards developer for the American National Standards Institute, ANSI). To ensure our infrared students know how to use their infrared cameras before they are certified, we emphasize a "hands-on" approach to teaching in the world's best-equipped, state-of-the-art infrared teaching facilities.
Our company covers all the infrared topics recommended by the ASNT guidelines and more, adding topics that we know from real-world experience to be important and relevant to our infrared students. Our students receive not only infrared training course manuals, but also an extremely useful CD containing infrared camera and software manuals, technical publications, free shareware and software utilities.
Infrared courses include: Level I, Level II, and Level III Thermography Training and Certification.
GPTC offers a variety of infrared courses
from entry-level infrared thermography to
advanced infrared training. Both of our Level
I and Level II thermography training courses
are recognized by the International Electrical
Testing Association (NETA), as an accredited
standards developer for the American National
Standards Institute (ANSI). In all of our
infrared courses, we emphasized a "handson"
approach to teaching in the world's bestequipped,
state-of-the-art infrared teaching
facilities. GPTC covers all infrared topics recommended
by the ANSI guidelines as well as
a number of topics offered by our world-class
instructors who bring their unique, realworld
experience to the standard curriculum,
providing an integral learning experience for
all of our trainees.
Thermography Training – Rtools –
The Rtools course offers an introduction to
infrared theory with an emphasis on the operation
of the ThermoVision SC6000/SC4000
camera systems and a detailed explanation of
the RTools Radiometric Software Suite. Students
will learn how to properly set up the
camera system for optimal image presentation
and data collection, how to calibrate the
camera data for radiometric and temperature
measurement, how to compensate for varying
atmospheric conditions and much more.
Thermography Training –
IR Roofing Inspection
The Infrared Roof Inspection Training
Course is designed for infrared camera users
or practicing thermographers to focus on
roof moisture detection and roof inspection
surveys. This 2-day course discusses roofing
types, typical problems, and how to perform
IR inspections to detect roof moisture. This
class covers a range of issues including details
on thermal imaging equipment needed,
procedures and safety, in addition to limitations
based on roof construction, insulation
type and weather conditions as well as infrared
roof inspection reports and survey followups.
Thermography Training Levels I, II & III
These 3 individual classes start with the
basics of infrared camera operation, condition
monitoring and predictive maintenance
applications all the way up to infrared program
management and ROI calculation
programs. Whether students are just starting
out with infrared thermography or have
been using these tools for years, The GPTC
suite of Thermography Training I, II & III
have something for everyone whether taken
individually or together as part of suite of
Thermography Training –
IR Electrical Inspection
The Infrared Electrical Inspection Training
Course is geared toward practicing thermographers
and IR camera users who focus on
electrical inspection, addressing typical electrical
problems and their potential impact on
the operation of a facility. This 2day course
focuses on commercial electrical systems
from the building input through switchgear,
bus ducts, motor control centers, electrical
distribution panels and breakers. The class
also covers report preparation in light of necessary
equipment, safety and efficiency.
Thermography Training –
Infrared Building Science
The practical purpose of building science
is to provide predictive capability to optimize
building performance and understand or
prevent building failures. Infrared building
science involves the application of infrared
thermographic inspection techniques as a
powerful and noninvasive means of monitoring
and diagnosing the condition of buildings.
IR reports can provide immediate
documentation of as-build, pre- and postrestoration
conditions, post-causalty cause and
origin data, plumbing and building envelope
water leakage, post-flood and fire water-damaged
material assessment, energy use inefficiency,
and electrical problems.
Thermography Training – GasFindIR
This class is intended for users of the FLIR
Systems, Inc. GasFindIR infrared camera.
Skilled users of this instrument can inspect
over 3,000 connections per hour where most
systems are limited to only 500 per day.
Students will learn how to set up and operate
the GasFindIR, how to optimally adjust
the camera for varying environmental conditions
to find gas leaks along with some basic
infrared theory and heat transfer concepts to
build a strong foundation in the field. Students
will learn by doing extensive field work
supplemented by video examples of common
issues including thermal contrast, gas plume
motion, distance limitations, etc.
Thermal Imaging for Energy Audits
This 2-day course is intended to give
students the knowledge base necessary to
perform IR surveys of residences, primarily
single family homes, to identify weatherization
issues. The class covers basic IR camera
operation, image downloading and basic
report generation, fundamentals of IR science
and heat transfer, use with other testing
such as blower doors, techniques, tips and
tricks for weatherization IR surveys and application
Thermal Imaging for Energy Audits –
This class offers students instruction in
the ins and outs of infrared camera analysis
and reporting to become experts in the field.
This 4-day certification course is designed to
provide students with the knowledge necessary
to perform IR surveys of single or multifamily
dwellings to identify weatherization
issues. The class covers IR camera operation,
basic report generation, fundamentals of IR
science and heat transfer principles.