The American Society for Nondestructive Testing, in cooperation with the Residential Energy Services Network, is developing an ASNT NDT Level II certification in Infrared Thermography for Building Diagnostics (IRBD) and will be offering a beta examination to all qualified applicants prior to the 2016 RESNET Building Diagnostics Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz. on Feb. 28, 2016.
Evaluating energy efficiency with infrared thermography is becoming increasingly vital to optimizing cost savings for homeowners and commercial builders. The validation of this beta exam will establish a universally regarded benchmark for everyone performing or purchasing this service.
“ASNT’s goal is to make the world a safer place and that starts with qualified practitioners who can be trusted to perform quality inspections,” explained ASNT Executive Director, Dr. Arny Bereson. “As such, this beta exam, built through our partnership with RESNET, is the first step to providing an avenue for those conducting building diagnostics using infrared thermography to earn a credible certification from a respected program.”
The ASNT NDT Level II certification program was developed to provide standardized Level II written examinations that employers may use to satisfy the General and Specific examination guidelines of paragraphs 8.3 and 8.4, respectively, of Recommended Practice No. SNT-TC-1A.
If examinees are successful in passing both the general and the specific validated exams, they will be given the opportunity to obtain an ASNT NDT Level II certification in the method of Infrared Thermography for Building Diagnostics.
More details about this beta exam, as well as an application can be found at www.asnt.org/betaexams.