The Infrared Training Center (ITC), N. Billerica, Mass., recently released its 2002 schedule of hands-on training and certification for infrared camera and application software users. Training programs include Level I, II, and III Predictive Maintenance (PdM) Thermography, Research and Development, Reporter Software, Thermography Program Development, and Written Practice Development.

All of the infrared thermography courses, which emphasize applications and program development, include hands-on infrared equipment operation with extensive laboratory and workshop exercises. Instructors also cover thermographic surveys, report generation, case history analysis, and training for PdM applications. Students are also introduced to the fundamentals of thermography, heat transfer and infrared theory.

ITC certification meets or exceeds the American Society for Non-Destructive Testing (ASNT) SNT–TC-1A guidelines regarding the education, testing, training, and certification of thermographers. ASNT, a technical and professional organization, has standardized the qualification and certification of NDT/Thermography personnel. Level I and Level II courses are accredited by NETA (International Electrical Testing Association), an accredited standards developer for the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

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