About Us

We Believe Working S.M.A.R.T. Is Not Hard

We’re Here to Support Your Professional Development

Whether you’re new to electrical maintenance or a seasoned professional who wants to master the latest technology, our courses help you develop your skills and knowledge using Infrared and Ultrasound in electrical asset inspections.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities you will develop from investing your time in achieving S.M.A.R.T. certifications will benefit you in a profession that is harnessing the power of technology to advance reliability, from the field to the front office. From maintenance staff to operations management, our coursework is invaluable to learning to create concise, accurate inspection methods and critical asset management

Benefits of Online Training & Professional Development for Thermography and Ultrasound

For Companies:
  • Increase employee skills and efficiency
  • Higher levels of employee job satisfaction
  • Establish standardized processes and routines based on training
  • Reduce the risk of human error, injury, or fatality during electrical asset inspections

For Employees:
  • Gain a competitive edge in the industry 
  • Learn safer and more efficient methods of electrical asset inspection
  • Increase your earning potential
  • Build professional credibility

Veteran’s Assistance Program

Veterans transitioning from military life and entering the civilian job market can face several hurdles. While they often have more applied experience than their civilian counterparts, there is many times a struggle to translate those skills into private sector equivalents. As a company dedicated to helping those who served their country, IRISS has created our Veterans’ Assistance Program to provide training in asset reliability and condition-based monitoring technologies such as Infrared Thermography and Airborne Ultrasound Inspections.

Our SMART online training and certification programs provide the education and practical skill development that prepare our students for a successful career in electrical safety & inspections. The online platform and special VAP pricing of $749/class provide an accessible and affordable path to positions that are crucial to mission success for utilities, business operations, and other critical infrastructure.

*Discount also applies for Active Military/Department of Defense

Through VAP, We Also Offer A Career Mentorship Program

As a Veteran-Owned & Operated company, IRISS is not only dedicated to providing assistance in education and skill development/ certification, but we are also here to assist fellow veterans navigate transitioning back to life in the civilian world. From our CEO to our Sales Department, and Technical/Training Services to IT, our team is compromised of multi-branch, multi-national resources to help with the struggles of developing your career. Our SMART students are encouraged to reach out with any questions, concerns, or needs.

Click here to apply to VAP 

Meet Our Team

Master essential concepts, best practices, and recommended workflows  in classes created and taught by S.M.A.R.T subject-matter experts.

Martin Robinson


Academy Director

For over 30 years, Martin Robinson has been a pioneer in the field of condition based maintenance (CBM) technology.  He spent 18 years in the British Army and is a recognized authority in the field of Infrared (IR) Thermography.  Martin is a Level III Certified Infrared Thermographer and is a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) through the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP).  He is on the Board of Directors for EPRA, a member of IEEE and NFPA, and is a standing member on the technical committee CSA Z463.


Senior Instructor

Drew Walts


Drew is the developer of the CAT 1 & 2 IRT and ASU courses for SMART. After a career in the U.S. Army working with Infrared Technology for artillery target spotting in Desert Storm, Drew returned stateside and worked for 9 years as a firefighter & HAZ MAT specialist. His certification through the Law Enforcement Thermographers Association enabled Drew to instruct fire departments in the use of Thermography. He has traveled the World helping programs to understand how the use of Ultrasound and Infrared can help their CBM programs, and is an ISO Technical Committee member.


Senior Instructor

Paul Goodbody


Paul is a Senior Thermographer and Electrician that focuses on condition-based monitoring and inspection of electrical and mechanical systems. With a CAT 3 IRT certification and a CAT 2 ASU certification, Paul helps to develop the coursework and teaches our Infrared-focused courses. A graduate of St. Bedes Cambridge and the Huntingdon Technical College, Paul also spent 24 years in the British Royal Air Force as a Survival Equipment Fitter & NDT Technician. 



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