Security Magazine research shows that training is an essential part of understanding unique technology. For example, FLIR Systems is offering course centering on infrared cameras during the second half of 2008 by its Infrared Training Center located in Billerica, Mass. 

“Getting training from qualified, experienced thermography professionals is crucial to getting the most out of infrared technology,” said Robert Madding, Infrared Training Center Director, FLIR Systems. For more than 25 years, the ITC has combined theory with real world hands-on workshops, and it continues to evolve as our students’ needs change and industry finds more and more uses for thermography.”

The Infrared Training Center offers entry-level and advanced infrared training and certification, and a wide variety of courses that offer application and industry-specific training. Courses focus on thermography applications including building science, electrical system monitoring, roofing, research and development, gas leak detection, maintenance condition monitoring, and report generating software.

Class sizes are purposely kept small to ensure access to FLIR's expert staff and research labs. For additional information on courses and certifications or to register online visit, or call 1-866-TRAIN-IR (1-866-872-4647).

All ITC Course Certifications meet or exceed ASNT (American Society for Non-Destructive Testing) SNT-TC-1A guidelines. Level I and Level II courses are recognized by the InterNational Electrical Testing Association (NETA), an accredited standards developer for the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). ITC is the only ISO-9001 certified infrared training organization worldwide and the only factory-authorized training organization for FLIR, Agema, and Inframetrics cameras. ITC is the single largest employer of instructors who are ASNT, NDT and PdM TIR Level III certified. All ITC instructors have extensive IR knowledge and field experience.

About FLIR Systems

FLIR Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets thermal imagers and infrared camera systems worldwide for a variety of applications. FLIR's thermal imagers are used in such diverse applications as public safety, defense, navigation, electronic news gathering and search and rescue, as well as for electrical inspection, commercial and residential building inspection, indoor air quality and home energy monitoring applications, non-destructive testing, medical science, research and development, and manufacturing process control. For more information on all types of thermal imagers, please call +1-800-464-6372 or visit