Advanced certification for RESNET Thermographers

I’m just back from the RESNET national conference in Orlando and I am very excited to report that RESNET certification is now available!

 

What’s needed?

• You must be a RESNET Building Performance Auditor or a Rater

• You must have 3 months experience using thermal imaging and a blower door

• You must have taken a training course that complies with the standards of the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT)

 

If you have these three credentials, you are ready to go under what is called Method 1 for certification! Many of our customers have them and we especially want you to know the “door” to this important certification is now wide open so head on through!

 

What’s next? You will need to prepare three reports that comply with the RESNET Interim Guidelines (see section 2.8 and  Appendix A)( http://www.resnet.us/standards/RESNET_IR_interim_guidelines.pdf), complete the application form, available at https://www1.resnet.us/pd/ir_certification.aspx and send it all in with a $600 fee.

 

The application and the reports will then be reviewed by a qualified reviewer—paid for from the application fee. Gaining your certificate will enable you to use thermal imaging to verify insulation grading (Grade II or III), as well as air leakage and thermal bypasses. This should open up important options for Raters who are unable to schedule being in the home when before it is closed up.

 

I hope many of you will jump on this opportunity. Those who have not yet had training can go ahead and take Level I or wait until the special 24-hour RESNET training is approved (probably 3-6 months) and qualify under Method 2. This also requires 3 months experience and 3 reports as well as completion of a 50-question exam, also in the final stages of being developed. Method 2 will be a good path for some but it is still months away from being a reality. Method 1 is ready to ”rock and roll” now!

 

This is a project I've personally been working on for over three years and there were others before me. If any of you have questions, please let me know and I’ll do my best to answer them.

 

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Comment by Paul Stevens on March 10, 2011 at 5:50am
This is good news.   the requirements are fair and will allow many qualified individuals to fast track their certification.

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