About CITA

The Certified Infrared Thermographers Association (CITA) was established to unite Infraspection Institute Certified Infrared Thermographers and provide an ongoing support mechanism for members.

Our objective is to enhance our professional credibility through sharing, learning and continual advancement of our profession through the mutual exchange of information. Our unification symbolises the significant market presence that our graduates have both locally and overseas and serves to protect our standards of conduct, training and ethics in thermography.

About Infraspection

Infraspection Institute is the oldest independent infrared training and certification firm in the world. Founded in 1980, Infraspection Institute has trained and certified nearly 10,000 thermographers worldwide. With over 30 years in business, Infraspection Institute literally pioneered the infrared training industry. During their long history, they have shaped the infrared industry through training, technical consulting, technical publications, research, standards development, and software publishing.


CITA’s mission is to support practicing thermographers with educational, certification and support services. We provide timely, accurate and unbiased information about infrared hardware, applications and program development. We are deeply committed to the global advancement of thermography as a science and a profession.


Membership to CITA can be obtained through either our Affiliate Program or our Certification Program.

Affiliate Membership

Any graduate of the Infraspection Institute Certified Infrared Thermographer Program can join CITA for free as an affiliate member. They can enjoy all the privileges that Certified Members enjoy.

Certification Membership

CITA provides a 2nd Party Certification Program to endorse your skills and training. Our program ensures that you meet the requirements set forth by the following Standards:
ISO 18436

We provide practical examination and assessment of your skills and work product to ensure you meet the required standards.

CITA offers level 1, 2, 3 Categories of Certification.

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