What is a CETC?
A Council-certified Environmental Thermography Consultant (CETC) investigates structural and environmental issues in the built environment using infrared thermography. For example, a CETC can identify mold and moisture issues during a commercial investigation or a home inspection that may be invisible to the naked eye.
A CETC has verified knowledge of thermal and infrared physics as they apply to the building sciences. A CETC has verified knowledge of the selection, calibration and operation of thermal imaging equipment. Finally, a CETC knows how to apply the principles and equipment of infrared thermography to a building investigation.
Each CETC has demonstrated at least eight (8) years experience conducting field investigations involving infrared thermography. Field experience documentation is reviewed by the CETC certification board.
To earn the Council-certified Environmental Thermography Consultant (CETC) designation, every candidate must:
• Demonstrate at least eight (8) years of 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 CETC certification board
• Re-certify every two years
• Participate in 20 hours of professional development activities each year
• Maintain the highest ethical standards
The CETC certification is 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.