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Thermography training and certification courses

Thermography training and certification courses

When you invest in the best thermal cameras in the industry, you want your money to go as far as possible. The world’s leading experts on infrared and thermography training can help you learn how to:

  • Increase up-time
  • Reduce maintenance costs and save money
  • Conserve energy
  • Improve plant safety and more

Become the best in your field, expand your thermal imaging expertise and your career opportunities. The Snell Group offers IR training, certification, and re-certification in all aspects of thermography including electrical, roofing, mechanical and building inspections. Costs vary per course and training method. Fill out the form to talk to a specialist about which course is the best fit for your needs.

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In-person thermography classes

Get world-class infrared thermography training from The Snell Group in a classroom setting near you. Includes Level 1 infrared thermography and Level 2 infrared thermography certification.

On-site custom thermography training

Get customized, on-site, infrared training right at your facility. Our instructors will travel to your location to deliver courses tailored to your needs. Benefits include lower total training costs as well as hands-on field work in your environment.

Instructor-led live virtual online training

Get the experience of an in-person course, without leaving your home or office. Fit training into your schedule without the travel expense. Courses cover the theory and applications of infrared thermography in the preventive maintenance, quality assurance, condition monitoring and nondestructive testing of materials fields.

On-demand online courses

If travel restrictions are a concern, consider our on-demand online infrared trainings and Level 1 and Level 2 thermography certification courses. You can learn at your own pace, when and where you want. This cost-effective option also reduces employee down-time.

Thermography training courseIn-personLive virtualOn-demand onlineIn-person on-site
4-day Level 1 Thermographic Applications
4-Day Level 2 Advanced Thermographic Applications
2-Day Infrared for electrical inspections 
2-Day Infrared for mechanical inspections  
2-Day Infrared for Building Inspections  
2-Day Infrared for Roofing Inspections  

Courses Available:

  • 4-Day Level I Thermographic Applications – In person
  • 4-Day Level II Advanced Thermographic Applications – In person
  • 2-Day Infrared for Electrical Inspections – Live virtual online
  • 4-Day Level I Thermographic Applications – Live virtual online
  • 4-Day Level II Advanced Thermographic Applications – Live virtual online
  • 2-Day Infrared for Electrical Inspections – On-demand online
  • 2-Day Infrared for Mechanical Inspections – On-demand online
  • 2-Day Infrared for Building Inspections – On-demand online
  • 2-Day Infrared for Roof Inspections – On-demand online
  • 4-Day Level I Thermographic Applications – On-demand online
  • 4-Day Level II Advanced Thermographic Applications – On-demand online
  • 2-Day Infrared for Electrical Inspections – Onsite at customer facility US
  • 2-Day Infrared for Mechanical Inspections – Onsite at customer facility US
  • 2-Day Infrared for Building Inspections – Onsite at customer facility US
  • 2-Day Infrared for Roof Inspections – Onsite at customer facility US
  • 4-Day Level I Thermographic Applications – Onsite at customer facility US
  • 4-Day Level II Advanced Thermographic Applications – Onsite at customer facility US

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is thermography certification?

The Snell Group Certification Standard follows the American Society of Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) guidelines for infrared training certification. The Snell Group instructors have served continuously on ASNT, ASTM, ISO, NETA, IEEE and NFPA committees, as well as several other national and international professional organizations.

The definition of certification is “written testimony of qualification,” and qualified is defined as “competent." To become qualified, you must gain knowledge and then apply that knowledge over a period of time to acquire the skills to properly perform the necessary task(s).

To become certified, you must prove your competence directly, in person, to an expert in the field who has the credentials necessary to evaluate your performance. To be certified under The Snell Group Certification Standard, you must show that you have not only have the required knowledge, but that you can prove proficiency with the equipment you are to use, whether it is an infrared camera or an electric motor tester, while done in person under proper testing conditions.

What is a Level 1 thermographer?

Level 1 training and qualification is ideal for those who are new to thermography. It will enable you to gather high-quality data and sort the data based on written pass/fail test criteria.

What is a Level 2 thermographer?

Level 2 is for thermographers who are experienced in thermography and troubleshooting. The level 2 training along with your prior experience qualifies you to set up and calibrate equipment, interpret data, create reports, and supervise Level 1-qualified personnel.

How do I get Level 1 or Level 2 thermography certification through The Snell Group?

The 4-day Level 1 Thermographic Applications and the 4-Day Level 2 Advanced Thermographic Application courses include the Snell Certification Standard: ASNT-TC1A compliant.

The other training courses The Snell Group provides prepares thermographers for the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT). Typically, an optional day is reserved after the training course for individuals with qualifying work experience who wish to take the certification exam.

Do I need to own a thermal camera to enroll in a course?

Courses are open to everyone regardless of whether or not you own a thermal camera. Attendees who have equipment are encouraged to bring their imager as there are a number of hands-on exercises during the training.

Do I need to have a specific brand of thermal camera to participate in the courses?

The Snell Group supports all types of thermal cameras, regardless of manufacturer.