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Optical Gas Imaging II- Advanced Monitoring Certification Training


This course is designed for the FLIR GF Series cameras and intended for those who have already completed the ITC OGI I course. Skilled users of the new FLIR GF-Series cameras and the legacy GasFindIR camera can inspect over 3,000 connections per day. Current sniffer technology is limited to about 500 connections per day.

This advanced course extends the existing OGI class and addresses:

Infrared Course Benefits:

  • Reinforce OGI I infrared training concepts with refresher material covering the latest in technology and thermal imaging application developments
  • Demonstrate proper operation of a FLIR GF-Series infrared camera
  • Introduce concepts of Advanced Thermal Science
  • Demonstrate tank level estimation (gauging)
  • Identify plume size and velocity measurement techniques (FLIR ResearchIR)
  • Highlight advanced leak location through software analysis (FLIR ResearchIR)
  • Explain accurate temperature measurement (FLIR Tools)
  • Identify database and reporting methods (FLIR Tools)
  • Discuss OGI Program & Procedure Development

Hands on lab and/or field practice in finding leaks is a key part of this class. Students will learn by doing and by observing numerous videos of leaks and what to look for including thermal contrast, gas plume motion, distance limitations, etc. Basic inspection procedures will be covered including equipment checkout, route planning, permitting requirements, safety practices/equipment and reporting concepts.


Required Course Materials:

 IR Camera- Students will be required to complete various labs & exercises throughout the duration of the course.
• Laptop- Certification Examinations will be administered electronically. Tablets are also acceptable. 
• IR Reporting Software- Please have software installed prior to class. Software can be used to assist with many of the camera lab exercises
• Accessories-Extra Batteries, charger cords, etc.

Please bring an IR camera to class if you have one. Cameras are not provided during the training course. If you do not have access to a camera you can rent one through FLIR by calling 866-477-3687 ext. 1. If you are attending the course with a colleague or friend, you may share a camera however we recommend no more than three students per IR camera.



A registration fee of $2200 USD includes course instruction, materials, and certification.

Please note that prices may vary for courses conducted outside the continental U.S.; please confirm your price with your local ITC course agent.



No previous thermography experience or IR camera is required.

Students who complete all training course requirements receive a OGI II Infrared Thermography Certification.

ITC Infrared Certification Courses are developed in accordance with CP-105 and SNT-TC-1A guidelines published by ASNT (American Society of Nondestructive Testing).  ASNT is a globally recognized developer of qualification and certification standards for NDT personnel.

Level I and Level II certification courses qualify for NETA CTDs.  NETA is an International Electrical Testing Association, an accredited standards developer for the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).


Camera Training

Our instructor led training classes cover basic camera operation. We highly recommend viewing one of our free on demand courses ( for your specific FLIR camera before coming to class.

Please note that on demand courses may not be available for some camera models. If a course is not offered for your camera type, please refer to your user's manual.  All manuals and datasheets for FLIR cameras can be found at  For other vendors please visit the vendor’s website.













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