Level 2/CAT 2 Infrared

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This course is designed to meet and exceed ISO 18436 Part 7 CAT 2 and ANSI/ASNT CP105 & CP-189 (2016) Level 2 recommended practices, it covers all of the relevant infrared theory and physics required to produce a professional Thermography inspection report.

This course prepares the student for qualification as a CAT 2 certified thermographer. The participant will learn about topics in infrared thermography to increase their knowledge about infrared physics, heat science and infrared measurement equipment and its application. As a CAT 2 thermographer, the participant is able to provide guidance to CAT 1 personnel in the areas of equipment selection, techniques, limitations, data analysis, corrective action and reporting.


  1. It is required as a prerequisite that the student CAT 1/Level 1 Certification is current and not expired, and currently has 420 hours documented experience with Infrared or Thermography.
  2. For completion of assignments, student will need access to an Infrared Camera
  3. Students will need to download the Course Book found on the Materials tab above.

Course Objectives

  • Training Overview
  • Principles of Infrared Thermography IRT
  • Equipment and data acquisition  Law  
  • Image Processing IR
  • General Applications
  • Diagnostics and Prognostics
  • Conditioning Monitoring
  • Corrective Actions
  • Condition monitoring principles
  • Reporting and Documentation
  • ISO Standards
  • Camera Measurement Techniques
  • Environmental Health and Safety  

 Students Receive

  • Online access to all learning materials
  • Course Resource Manual download
  • Download Soundwaves
  • Digital Handout Materials
  • Assignments that provide hands-on training
  • IRISS 18436-part 7 CAT 2 IRT Certification
  • Access to SMART Academy Alumni Network

These courses are eligible for NETA Continuing Technical Development Credits (CTDs). NETA Certified Technicians (Level III and Level IV) are required to earn a minimum of 48 CTDs every three years to maintain their certification. For more information about the CTD program and requirements, please contact the NETA office at neta@netaworld.org or 888-300-6382.

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