Level 1 Infrared Building Surveyor Course
Price: $1,295 Length: 100-Hours (Online)
This in-depth course integrates
Infrared Level 1 Certification with building envelope moisture and energy loss surveys. This course is recommended
for home inspectors, energy auditors and others working in the building trades who want to enter the infrared thermography
field. No experience in thermography is necessary, and no infrared camera is required.
The course begins with the fundamentals of physics and infrared energy in easy to understand language, and meets
all Level I ANSI/ASNT CP-105 and CP-189 recommendations for thermal/infrared testing, as established by the American
Society for Non-Destructive Testing (ASNT).
This course is designed to help you start or expand your current business to include infrared surveys for energy
loss and excess moisture in buildings. Providing these services will help your clients understand the sources and
severity of energy loss and water intrusion in homes and other buildings.
- Energy loss results in higher energy bills, personal discomfort, and potential structural and air quality problems.
A professional infrared energy loss survey report can be used to help remediate insulation problems, seal air leaks,
or prove damages due to poor workmanship or improper installation when the building was constructed.
- Moisture trapped behind walls can lead to microbial growth, unpleasant odors, structural deterioration and
possible health problems for occupants. A professional infrared moisture survey report can help your client understand
the source and extent of hidden water damage and high moisture to help guide repair efforts, to aid those writing
mold remediation protocols, or to document water damage claims for insurance reasons.
This course will teach you the use and operation of infrared cameras, how to conduct proper thermal surveys,
and how to prepare and deliver a professional infrared energy loss and/or moisture survey report. You will learn
the process for investigating and positively identifying many different types of energy loss including insulation
deficiencies, bypasses, air infiltration, thermal bridging, and HVAC system problems. You will aso learn how to
locate and positively identify water infiltration problems in buildings using an infrared camera.
After completing the course, you will receive your ASNT-compliant Level I Thermographer Certification, Level 1
Building Surveyor, Moisture Surveyor, and Energy Surveyor Certifications. Furthermore, you will possess the skills
and knowledge necessary to begin your own infrared thermography business or become a significant contributor for
an established company. You do not need an infrared camera to take this course.
This infrared course can be taken entirely online and provides outstanding infrared training for an excellent value.
Written in easy-to-understand language, the thermal training is accompanied by many examples, videos, and practice
exercises to help you become familiar with the concepts. You will learn how to use an infrared camera for a variety
of diagnostic, monitoring, and predictive maintenance applications in commercial, industrial and building environments.
The training is accompanied by many examples to help you become familiar with the concepts.
- Collect quality
data, accurate temperature readings, and account for measurement effects such as distance and emissivity using
- Interpret thermograms and make informed decisions using heat transfer concepts to analyze thermal images
- Avoid the beginner mistakes that can damage your business
- Distinguish between hot spots and reflections, direct vs. indirect readings and qualitative vs. quantitative
- Challenging examples that simulate real-world infrared applications.
- Differentiate between missing or inadequate insulation versus problems with air infiltration and moisture.
- How to locate and seal many thermal bypasses that siphon energy from buildings during hot and cold seasons.
- Trace hidden moisture trails to their source and use thermal capacitance differences to survey flat roofs
- Create infrared energy loss and moisture survey reports that document conditions, make recommendations, and
use post-processed radiometric images
As you complete each lesson, you will use interactive flash cards and take practice quizzes that will test and
verify your knowledge simultaneously through instant online feedback. Your computer records the results so you
can easily track your progress.
The course includes a DVD that takes you through a complete infrared property survey, and another DVD that contains
a quick-start guide for your infrared business. Other benefits include infrared survey report templates, pre-survey
agreements, and our toll free support to help you get started. When you finish the course and pass the final exam,
you will be a Certified ASNT Level I Thermographer and will possess the knowledge and skills needed to start a
full or part-time infrared business.
What You Will Master
Infrared Building Thermographer
1. Physics Basics
2. Heat Transfer
3. Radiosity Concepts
4. Infrared Devices
5. IR Camera Operation
6. Infrared Applications
7. Conducting IR Surveys
8. Insulation Efficiency
9. Air Infiltration
10. Energy Loss Reports
11. Moisture Investigation
12. Moisture Survey Reports
13. Standards and Ethics
14. Final Exam
Glossary of Terms
Facts to Remember
An understanding of how
infrared radiation works
How to accurately measure
Adjusting and using a thermal
imaging IR camera
Avoiding the pitfalls that
affect new thermographers
Preparing a site for an
Moving an area into transition
and establishing Delta-T
Defining the scope and
limitations of the survey
Methods for conducting
a thermal energy loss survey
Methods for conducting
a thermal moisture survey
And much more!
Online Course and supplemental Course CD, Course Manual, Infrared Survey DVD, Infrared Business Start-up
DVD, Online Progress Manager, Survey Templates, Online Flashcards & Testing, Certificate, Toll Free Support,
ASNT-compliant Level 1 Infrared Thermographer, Level 1 Building Surveyor, Moisture Surveyor, and Energy Surveyor
Certifications, Free $149 Membership in NAIS, the National Association of Infrared Surveyors.