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Council-certified Environmental Thermography Consultant
Required: 8 years experience conducting building investigations involving infrared thermography.
Council-certified Environmental Thermography Investigator
Required: 2 years experience conducting building investigations involving infrared thermography.
The Council-certified Environmental Thermography Investigator (CETI) and the Council-certified Environmental Thermography Consultant (CETC) perform building investigations using infrared thermography to locate and identify problems contributing to poor indoor air quality.
A CETI or CETC has verified knowledge of disciplines related to infrared thermography and the building sciences. The certification exam covers the most respected texts in the field. Those who pass the exam must understand the basic principles of thermal and infrared physics. They must be familiar with selecting, calibrating and operating infrared imaging equipment. They must understand the most effective techniques for conducting building investigations using infrared thermography and must know how to use infrared technology in applications such as:
Building exterior investigations
Building interior investigations
To earn the Council-certified Environmental Thermography Investigator (CETI) or Council-certified Environmental Thermography Consultant (CETC) designations, a candidate must:
Demonstrate verifiable field experience in environmental thermography
Pass a rigorous examination based on broad industry knowledge rather than a course curriculum
Earn the unanimous approval of the CETI or CETC certification board
Re-certify every two years
Participate in 20 hours of professional development activities each year
Maintain the highest ethical standards
The CETI and CETC certifications are accredited by the Council for Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB), a nationally recognized independent accreditation body. ACAC certifications are the ONLY designations in the indoor air quality field to earn CESB accreditation.
* The CIEC and CMC programs are
by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies
and the Council for Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB).
* 18 other ACAC programs are accredited by the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB).
* ACAC examinations are compliant with standards published by APA, AERA and NCME.
* ACAC is a member of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE), formerly known as NOCA.