I have some generic questions regarding certifications within the world of infrared thermography. I have been a certified HERS rater for 3+ years. I purchased a camera (Fluke TiN1) about a year ago.
I have been hired by industrial entities to find compromises in building and thermal envelopes. The local utility companies have also my retained services for “problem” houses. Using the blower door in conjunction with the camera is a very powerful method for diagnosing envelope issues.
I would like to thank the postings and individuals participating on this discussion board for my informal education over the past 6 months. Your conversations, discussions, experience, and wisdom has helped tremendously from my very ignorant beginnings in infrared.
My question is as follows:
I am very interested in completing some level of certification. An understanding was starting to form in my mind but confusion has no taken hold. Blind ignorance is no longer my problem just sorting through what may or may not be redundancy or necessity. What are the advantages, differences, credibility, liabilities, etc. associated with infrared certified, Level I certification, Snell certified, “John McKenna certified”, “2-day free Denver seminar certified”, etc?
I appreciate everything this board has done thus far and look forward to any help or direction in answering my question(s)? Thank you in advance for any feedback.