I just realized my Level I certification with ITC is up in a few months. Got on their web site and see there are several ways to recertify:
I don’t see paying another $1,850 to retake the course:
I don’t see me paying $595 to retake the certification exam.
I don’t see me writing 2 papers on IR for trade journals.
I don’t see me paying $1,595 to attend their annual whoopee-do.
All certifications, including renewed certifications, are valid for five years.
Thermography Recertification Requirements
There are two ways to extend your thermography certification level:
[li]Attend another ITC certification course[/li][li]Show continued involvement in thermography as outlined below:[/li][LIST]
[li]Show proof of continuous employment requiring thermographic work over the current certification period, plus earn 32 recertification credits in any combination of the following activities:[/li][LIST]
[li]Present a technical paper on infrared at a thermography conference (16 credits per paper). Submit a copy of the technical paper with a recertification form and fee of $145*.[/li][li]Publish an article on infrared for a technical trade journal, industry magazine, or the ITC InfraMation newsletter (16 credits per paper). Submit a copy of the article with a recertification form and fee of $145*.[/li][/ul]
[li]Attend sessions at a thermography conference or ITC application course (one credit per contact hour). Submit proof of attendance (with a verification form) at all sessions and send to ITC with a recertification form and fee of $145*.[/li][/LIST]