Thermal imagers provide thermography professionals with the amazing ability to detect a wide range of maintenance and performance related issues. They are vital for troubleshooting electrical and mechanical components, diagnosing building envelope concerns, locating dangerous gas leaks, and much more. Regardless of the application, thermal imaging allows you to catch problems that cannot be seen with the human eye and fix them before they cause expensive delays, injury to personnel, or unscheduled downtime.

The thermal imager, however, does not have the ability to detect these issues on its own – you still need an operator with the right knowledge and skills to properly use the technology. That is where the Infrared Training Center (ITC) can help!

Why ITC Certification?

Increase credibility, enhance your career, and build your business. We are the world’s largest and leading infrared training and certification provider and the only one to be certified to the ISO 9001: 2000 Quality Management Standard – that is why it is considered the gold standard of qualification among industry professionals. ITC offers a vast array of application-focused courses from beginner to expert, so students never have to settle for a course that only meets some of their needs. Electrical and mechanical systems, building and roof applications, optical gas imaging, furnace inspection, and research and development courses are all among the classes available. ITC certification training courses include comprehensive, hands on labs and workshops designed to engage and challenge the student. Recognizing the importance of student involvement, our instructors use live demonstrations and individualized labs.

sUAS Level I Thermography Certification

The ITC sUAS Level 1 Thermography Certification course is geared to the individual or corporation wanting focused training on aerial IR inspections and applications. This 4-day course is designed for the sUAS pilot who needs the background, skills, and knowledge to properly capture and interpret thermal images. Topics include: infrared science, a solid basis in a wide variety of popular applications, sUAS safety, and how to select the proper camera and lens combination for your needs. Learn from the leaders in the industry how the cameras function, as well as how to get the best image from your camera. This course will show you the powerful application of thermography from the air, and the limitless applications that surround this exciting new platform. Attendees who complete all training course requirements and a thermography field assignment will receive an sUAS level 1 Infrared Thermography certification that is recognized by industry professionals.

  • Apply thermography theory, science and techniques, including interpretation of radiometric survey results specific to aerial applications.
  • Learn how to plan your flight’s altitude and range-to-target so that you can get accurate thermal information about your target of interest.
  • Familiarize yourself with sUAS anatomy and inspection points.
  • Understand sUAS IR solutions and specifications to make informed decisions as to what platform and IR cameras are best for your application.
  • Maximize post processing software for image analysis, report generation, and video editing.

Women And Drones members can receive a 15% discount off of any sUAS Level I online or in-person course listed on on their website.  More information on the courses can be found here:

ITC sUAS Level I Thermography Certification Training Schedule

Women And Drones members should sign into their account. The discount code is listed under the Benefits section.