Arc flash is required training, so you understand that part. But Thermal Imaging is another whole business, responsibility, and liability. It’s not just going out and getting a camera.
Home Inspectors use thermal, but are not expected to determine life threatening conditions. Those that do, could find themselves in jail if someone is hurt or killed.
I do not just go out and look for things that are hot. You need to be able to determine what is causing temp rise, and what the apparent temp rise will be if the circuit is fully loaded. How different electrical components generate heat. How hot is too hot. What is your companies training as an electrical contractor?
Which camera? One that can produce a significant temperature gradient (to determine what the problem is). You should be able to see a halo at the outer edges of the wire or component which emissivity and reflection create. That would generally exclude devices less than 320 x 240 res.
Training: At least Lvl II, ($4-5k and a year of field work) if your the only thermographer. Lvl III if your running the show, with other thermographers under you. This will take a while, not just three courses in sequence.
Insurance: Those companies your training will require specific coverage, which you don’t find out about until the day before showing up on site. You may need $6 million just to drive on site. You may also need site specific training to enter the site (OSHA etc).
Travel: I generally use GSA rates. Travel and cost of hiring an outside contractor is a large part of any Thermal job. Will your travel, camera, training, insurance etc save money?
How much can you charge?
After all of the above considerations, what do you think you need to charge?
You can do a million sf facility in a day, if you have a crew opening/closing panels, and you don’t find anything wrong. Or it could be a nightmare! Is everything operating at 40% when you show up? Experience is the great teacher, and you can’t buy that without hiring a Lvl III Thermographer.
If your playing with the big boys, you can’t play Home Inspector with a camera.