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This Category 1 thermography course meets or exceeds the syllabus requirement as stated in the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing CMGEN Appendix B syllabus and prepares you for qualification as an ITC Category 1 certified thermographer.

You will learn about the basics of infrared, how to operate the camera under different conditions and for various purposes, how to do an appropriate judgement of the measurement situation in the field and identify potential error sources. You will be able to do IR inspections following written guidelines and to report the result of this inspection.

Course Title: Category 1 Thermography Online training
Course Length: 4 Days
Pre-Requisites: No Pre-Requisites for this course, suitable for beginners
Qualification: ITC Level One Certified Thermographer

**If you book a course before 30 September you will receive a FREE 12-month subscription to thermal software, FLIR Thermal Studio Pro – worth £419!**

We will provide you with a user voucher code to redeem this offer after your booking.  Offer is only valid on the courses and dates listed below.

In-Person ITC Level 1 Training Courses:
Stockton On Tees, UK –  9-12 September
Dublin, Ireland – 16-19 September 2
Glasgow, UK-  7-10 October
Nottingham, UK – 21-24 October

Online ITC Level 1 Training Courses:

Online Classroom 12-15 August
Online Classroom 23-26 September

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Entry Requirements / Suitability

In order to get the maximum benefit from ITC Thermography courses, students find it beneficial to work with a thermal camera during the online training session.

It is recommended to have the appropriate report-writing software installed as well. For software updates, free downloads and technical support log on to


ITC Certification Test: ITC Thermographer Category Level 1 qualification (60-question multiple choice test) to be held on the last day of the course online via a secure platform.

Course Outline

ITC Level 1 Thermography Course Covers the following topics

Introduction to Thermography:

  • History
  • Benchmarks
  • Applications including electrical
  • Mechanical, Building
  • Medical and R&D
  • Camera technology overview from older scanning systems to modern day FPA’s
  • Explanation of camera operation and how the camera converts radiation into an image

Heat & Temperature

Heat and measurement

Contact v non-contact temperature measurement. How radiation is converted into temperature and an introduction to heat transfer.

Infrared Theory Basics:

Scientific Laws relating to:

  • Conduction
  • Convection
  • Radiation
  • Blackbodies
  • Transmission Emissivity
  • Reflectivity & Calibration
  • Practical demonstration of these heat transfer modes with follow-up theory.

Measurement Techniques

Atmospheric & Environmental considerations including; distance, humidity, air temp and Reflected Apparent Temperature. How to measure them and set-up the camera correctly

Basic Heat transfer theory:

Temperature definition and measurement, thermodynamics, heat and temperature, heat transfer, conduction, convection and radiation.

Camera Measurement tools:

A look at cross-hair measurement, Area box/ circle, colour alarms and specific dew point and insulation alarms

Camera/Software familiarisation:

Hands-on camera experience throughout the course.

Camera practice using portable simulated labs; integration of images with Reporting software; creation of reports.

Reading & Resources

  • Principles and Practice Volume one Thermography ISBN 0903132338
  • Applications Volume Two Thermography ISBN 090313232x

What’s Included

Online certification classes

Classes are presented via The online certification classes are presented live by one of the ITC instructors covering all subjects that would normally be found in a cat 1 customer-facing class.

The only real difference will be that the training session will be presented using the Zoom platform.

Student classes will be limited to 10 people with all attendees having video and sound options enabled by the host during the training session.

There will be practical demonstrations throughout the training session and discussions on related topics, a practical workbook for students to complete and a secure online exam.

£1,540.00 £1,848 Inc VAT

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