Infrared Thermography Inspection Training Course

Welcome to InterNACHI's free, online Infrared Thermography Inspection Training Video Course. 
Take the free, online course. 
The goal of this course is to teach home inspectors about infrared thermography and its applications for inspecting residential properties.


Upon successful completion of this training video, the student will be able to:
  • perform an inspection of a residential property using infrared thermography technology; and
  • identify and describe common problems that may be discovered with the use of infrared thermography. 
Reminder to members:  InterNACHI's Code of Ethics 1.10 requires that you comply with all government rules and licensing requirements of the jurisdiction where you conduct business.  InterNACHI's courses and Standards generally exceed the Standards of Practice that you are required to abide by locally. 
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Topics include:

  • building science;
  • IR camera applications;
  • image interpretation;
  • thermography inspections; and
  • recognizing apparent defects related to moisture, insulation, the structure, the electrical system, air infiltration, and energy loss.

Course includes:

  • 3 hours of online training video;
  • 2,970 words;
  • interpretation of more than 70 infrared images of defects;
  • 69-page student book (downloadable PDF) required reading;
  • 60-question final exam (drawn from a larger pool);
  • instant grading;
  • a printable Certificate of Completion; and
  • accreditations and state approvals.


Infrared Thermography Inspection Training Course

Course # 4300



Estimated hours for the average student

Academic Engagement

Reading and studying online course instructional material at 140 words per minute


Taking exam


Watching, listening, and studying instructional video


Performing a self-guided assigned research exercise
Submitting an academic written essay assignment and applicable digital image and contributing to an academic online discussion




Studying & reviewing instructional material in preparation for taking quizzes and exam


Homework of reading, studying, and note-taking from the downloaded student study guidebook at 140 words per minute


Homework of preparing to perform an the assigned inspection activity, taking inspection images, developing observations and opinions, and writing assigned essays



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Some features which make InterNACHI's courses superior to existing continuing education options:
  • The course is free for all InterNACHI members.
  • The course is written in pure XHTML code for quick loading.  The course loads fine on old computers and loads fast, even with dial-up.
  • The course is designed using a hierarchal menu coupled with a sequential page navigation.  This provides the student with the option to easily repeat areas of weakness.
  • The course permits the student to start, stop and restart any part of the course as often as desired.
  • There are a variety of images within the course, including diagrams, illustrations and photos. 
  • The illustrations can be enlarged for clearer viewing by clicking on them.
  • The text is integrated into InterNACHI's Inspector Glossary.  Rolling over blue-colored terms provides their definition.
  • The final exam uses multiple-choice questions that reference the images. 
  • The course's quizzes and final exam have numerous advantages over traditional exam systems:
    1. The course, quizzes and final exam incorporate built-in intelligence which identifies and strengthens each student's unique subject weaknesses.
    2. Not only is each question weighted with regard to score, but each answer is weighted, as well as the correctness of each answer being weighted.
      1. Answers to easy questions are weighted such that the student is penalized, in terms of score, for answering incorrectly, but rewarded modestly for answering correctly.
      2. Answers to difficult questions are weighted such that the student is rewarded, in terms of score, for answering correctly, but not penalized for answering incorrectly.
      3. Answers to questions regarding basic safety, or questions every inspector should know the answer to, are weighted such that the student is severely penalized, in terms of score, for answering incorrectly.
  • Upon passing the final exam, the student can print out a Certificate of Completion which is auto-generated in their own name.
The student's (InterNACHI member's) information is recorded on InterNACHI's servers for membership compliance verification, and automatically logs completion into InterNACHI's online Continuing Education log.