Newsletter Archive – April 2012

Volume 1 Issue 3 April 2012

Director’s Message

For many years, certification has been a primary goal of professional thermographers. Aside from achieving advanced levels of certification, what separates good thermographers from great thermographers is credibility.

Credibility is an invaluable commodity that must be earned and maintained. While no single course of action can guarantee results, there are time-tested ways to help establish and maintain one’s credibility. Among these are: train and certify to the highest level possible, obtain appropriate field experience, follow published industry standards, and always use proper test equipment.
Infraspection Institute provides a number of resources to help thermographers establish and maintain their credibility. When it comes to training, certification and support, we provide the resources to make your job easier and help you to succeed. Feel free to give us a call or visit us online to learn how we can help you.

Free Online Courses

For a limited time, Infraspection Institute is offering free online training courses. Both courses are available through SuccessIRies™ – a series of web-based short courses for thermographers and inspection professionals. SuccessIRies™ courses are available 24/7 via an internet connection and cover a wide variety of topics.

Typically 30 – 60 minutes in length, SuccessIRies™ are narrated short courses that are the perfect way to keep abreast of the latest developments in the rapidly evolving field of thermography. SuccessIRies™ also meet continuing education requirements for professional inspectors.

Normally priced at $79, SuccessIRies™ 101,Infrared Infrared Thermography – What’s Hot in PdM and SuccessIRies™ 102, Infrared Inspections for Home & Building Inspectors are currently being offered for free. These courses provide an introduction to infrared thermography and how it is applied to a wide variety of applications. Both courses provide an excellent introduction to thermography.

Show Your Colors With Infraspection Seals

We’ve all heard the phrase, ‘You’re judged by the company you keep’. Because the same is true in thermography, Infraspection Institute permits graduates of our Certified Infrared Thermographer® training courses to display our trademarked seal on their websites and advertising materials.

Recognized worldwide as a symbol of excellence, the two color seal pictured at left is available as a free download. Personalized versions of the seal include thermographer name, certification number, and level of training. Normally priced at $75, personalized seals are available for $50 during the month of April. Seal upgrades are FREE as you advance your training to higher levels.

To qualify for the discount, place your order through the Infraspection Online Store and enter CITCOURSE when prompted for the Promotion Code during checkout.

Call for Papers

Infraspection Institute is pleased to announce that its annual Advanced Training Conference, Technical Symposium and Technology Expo, IR/INFO 2013, will be held January 13 – 16, 2013 in Orlando, Florida. Now in its 24th year, IR/INFO features four days of networking, learning, and fun in a relaxed, yet professional, family atmosphere.
Infraspection Institute is presently seeking papers and presenters for IR/INFO 2013. Invited topics include, but are not limited to: safety, emerging applications, building sciences, related NDT, case histories, as well as tips and tricks. Presentations are typically 25 minutes with 5 minutes for Q & A time with the audience. All papers and presentations will be published in the IR/INFO Proceedings. The deadline for abstract submissions is July 31.