The Snell Group is taking an active role to remove confusion about certification in our industry.
We have established The Snell Group Certification Standard that follows the American Society of Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) guidelines for infrared training certification. We feel we are uniquely qualified to promote this new process for our clients and students to achieve qualification in both thermography and electric motor testing. Snell Infrared had the first people to receive Level 3 Thermal/Infrared certificates from ASNT. The Snell Group instructors have served continuously on ASNT, ASTM, ISO, NETA, IEEE and NFPA committees, as well as several other national and international professional organizations.
The Snell Group has always had the same stance on infrared thermography training and certification, and that has been to provide training and certification services that meet the real needs of our students, their clients/employers, and for the respective testing industries to maintain a high degree of professionalism. For the past 15 years we have rigorously followed the guidelines and standards of ASNT. This is why we are the training company of choice for companies and organizations that demand their technicians be qualified and up to the task at hand. Organizations such as NASA, Ford Motor Company, DuPont, US Navy, Hartford Steam Boiler, the Southern Company and hundreds of consulting firms know what is most important — producing qualified thermographers.
The actual definition of certification is “written testimony of qualification”, and qualified is defined as “competent." To become qualified you must gain knowledge and then apply that knowledge over a period of time to acquire the skills to properly perform the necessary task(s). To become certified you must prove your competence directly, in person, to an expert in the field who has the credentials necessary to evaluate your performance. This is why we developed The Snell Group Certification Standard.
The Snell Group takes infrared thermography training and certification very seriously, and believes it is imperative to continuously work at maintaining high professional standards to allow these amazing technologies to grow and mature as an industry. We believe all of our many instructors and technicians are professionals, and we believe that you want the same thing. It is not like other organizations that merely certify you when you attend a course or send in a report after the class. To be certified under The Snell Group Certification Standard, you must show that you have not only have the required knowledge, but that you can prove proficiency with the equipment you are to use, whether it is an infrared camera or an electric motor tester, while done in person under proper testing conditions.
At The Snell Group we have only one goal — to provide infrared training and certification services that create professionals who are the best in their field. Why should you settle for anything less? Remember, our knowledge is your advantage.