Infrared Thermal Imaging Training Companies
If you want to become a qualified thermal imaging professional, NAIS recommends researching thermography training
companies carefully as the quality varies widely. Some schools do not offer consumer protection, or do not specialize
in infrared thermography training. Understand the tuition reimbursement procedure and refund policy before you
enroll in any infrared training school. Make sure that the thermography training counts towards any continuing
education requirements in your state including field experience or apprenticeships.
A qualified thermographer should have a minimum of Level 1 Thermographer Certification that meets the recommended
practices section, SNT-TC-1A, of The American Society of Nondestructive Testing, Inc. The thermographer should
also have the ability to provide reports in multiple formats.
NAIS-Accredited Infrared Thermal Imaging Training
The organizations below are NAIS-accredited* training providers that count towards the education requirement for
NAIS membership. NAIS-accredited training providers who also participate in NAIS's Gold-Level program are eligible
to provide free 1-year NAIS memberships to their graduates. If you are considering an infrared training course,
ask the provider if they have applied to become an NAIS-accredited training provider. Applicants for membership
who do not meet the NAIS-accredited education requirement must qualify with documented thermal imaging survey experience.
National Association of Infrared Surveyors, (NAIS)**
16192 Coastal Highway
Lewes, Delaware 19958
Professional Infrared Training Institute**
101 N Egan Ave.
Madison, SD 57042
BOI Environmental** (Nationwide)
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Infrared Training Center (ITC)
25 Esquire Rd, N.
Billerica, MA 01862
Thermal Imaging Industry Links
The American Society for Nondestructive Testing (NDT)
D.O.E. Weatherization Assistance Program
RESNET Residential Energy Services Network
FLIR Thermal Imaging
FLUKE Thermal Imaging
*To become an NAIS-accredited training provider, a thermal imaging training school must submit an application to
NAIS for approval. Applicants are required to have one visit to the training site; a review of the curriculum,
enrollment and company structure, be authorized or licensed by its state post-secondary education governing body
and not facing disciplinary action; be insured and bonded; have been in continuous operation as a thermal imaging
school under the same ownership for at least 10 years; be an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau with
a satisfactory complaint history; and employ instructors who hold valid thermography certifications for the training
that is conducted. Accreditation is renewed every 3 years. Note that the application processing fee, which includes
travel expenses, background checks and administrative fees, is based upon the thermal imaging training center's
average annual enrollment and is not refundable.