The EffectivePdM Electrical IR Inspection IMPLEMENTATION Course

Learn how to effectively PLAN, EXECUTE, AND DELIVER an electrical infrared inspection PdM program from scratch.

Let me know if any of these sound familiar...

You’re new to infrared thermography and want the results of a quality electrical infrared inspection at your facility… but just don’t know where to start

You have a “certification” from a major training company but left there realizing, “Crap, I don’t know how to perform the ACTUAL field work of an electrical IR inspection”

You’re trying to start or improve an electrical infrared PdM program at your facility, but don’t have a proven step-by-step playbook to follow

Look, we’ve been there, and I’m the first to admit that all of these struggles are definitely real.

When searching for training solutions that will teach yourself or your team how to start an infrared inspection program at your facility, all you’ll find are existing training courses designed to waste time and money.

Most of the maintenance training courses out there are good for learning theory and overview. They may even help with the professionalization of the maintenance industry.

But the tired voiceover and death-by-powerpoint courses just plain… stink.

For example, do you want to take a course based on vanity metrics like how many hours long it is or how many lectures it has?


Do you need to know the history of infrared thermography including what scientists did what and when they discovered it 200 years ago?


You don’t care about that, you don’t need to know that, and that’s not what you want.

What you want is the fastest and most effective way to learn how to actually do an electrical infrared inspection so you can get results for your company.

Traditional training courses focus too much on academia and not enough on the tactics of how to actually do the work of an infrared inspection.

So, doing the work is where we focus.

That’s what you and your team will learn.

At the end of our Electrical Infrared Inspection IMPLEMENTATION Training, you’ll be able to confidently EXECUTE an electrical IR inspection.

If that’s what you want, this training is for you

Meet your instructor

Cody is the founder of EffectivePdM, a predictive maintenance training company focused on teaching maintenance teams how to EXECUTE PdM inspections so they can GSD.

He’s been overseeing and implementing electrical infrared and ultrasound PdM inspection programs for industrial and commercial facilities all over the US for the last 8+ years as a leader of a predictive maintenance services company.

He feels weird writing about himself in the third person but admits that it sounds slightly more epic.

Here's what our students have to say

“I thoroughly enjoyed the EffectivePdM course. The instructors did a great job of sharing their experience and making the content relatable.

My favorite section was the hands on field inspection. We were able to inspect live energized enclosures and apply the in-class theory in a real world setting. They even covered project planning and field efficiency. I would highly recommend this course.

Josh M.
Senior Power Systems Engineer


“I’ve taken other infrared courses out there and would have to say this is definitely the most practical and relevant one out there. Our team was able to go from just receiving our IR imager to being able to put the training to practice the next day.

Doug K.
Maintenance Supervisor


“I really liked how they provided templates to be able to do inspections. Our team will be able to apply this process right away. I would definitely recommend this course.

Brent D.
Maintenance Technician II


Here's what's included in this course.

EffectivePdM teaches you exactly how to start your electrical infrared inspection PdM program as quickly as possible.  

  • Course Overview
  • Why start a PdM program with electrical IR inspections?
  • Who are these guys?
  • Heat Transfer
  • Emittance, Reflectance, & Transmittance
  • Imager Setup & Care
  • Image Capture & Review
  • Pre-inspection planning
  • Route Planning
  • Inspecting
  • Documenting
  • Reporting
  • Qualified or Unqualified Person?
  • Host and Contract Employer Responsibilities?
  • Energized Electrical Work Permit?
  • Shock Protection and Arc Flash Boundaries?
  • Personal Protective Equipment Needed?
  • Infrared Inspection SOP
  • Field Templates
  • Inspection Techniques
  • What & How
  • DEMO: Main Switchgear
  • DEMO: Motor Control Centers
  • DEMO: Power Panels/ Panelboards/ Load Centers
  • DEMO: Control Cabinets/ Panels
  • DEMO: Disconnects
  • DEMO: Dry-Type Transformers
  • What Causes Most Electrical IR Problems?
  • IR Problem Library: Main Switchgear
  • IR Problem Library: Motor Control Centers
  • IR Problem Library: Power Panels/ Panelboards/ Load Centers
  • IR Problem Library: Control Cabinets/ Panels
  • IR Problem Library: Disconnects
  • IR Problem Library: Dry-Type Transformers
  • What Are The Most Common Visual Problems?
  • VS Problem Library
  • Industry Standards
  • Documentation
  • How to Document: Inspection Route Template
  • How to Document: Problem Report Template
  • How to Document: IR Problem Image
  • How to Document: VS Problem Image
  • Final Report
  • How to Report: 3rd Party Inspection Reporting Software

Proof you can get results for your company

The course includes a Certificate of Achievement. Finish the course, utilize the tools provided, and earn the validation from your team that you can GSD.

The certificate integrates seamlessly with LinkedIn and it’s included in the class for free.

Frequently Asked Questions

It is self-paced and starts as soon as you get your login details.

The course is about six hours long, and has been cut up into small, digestible and organized segments, so that you can easily refer back to specific lessons when you have questions.

14-day money back guarantee—meaning that if you are unhappy after taking the course in its entirety, we will refund your money.

No, the course is set up as a one-time payment.

You will have access to the course for 365 days after purchase.

You will need a good phone or computer with decent internet to enjoy the course to the full extent. Having an infrared imager ahead of time is also helpful but not necessary if you haven’t purchased one yet.

Yes, we can do a bulk enrollment of your entire team on our end, same day. We just need each person’s full name and email address. Each person will then receive a welcome email and can immediately access the course.

It’s to your advantage to have your own log-in so you can easily track your progress through the course. We operate on the honor system and reserve the right to revoke access if we see an unusually high number of log-ins from the same account.

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The EffectivePdM Electrical IR Inspection IMPLEMENTATION Course

Learn how to effectively PLAN, EXECUTE, and DELIVER an electrical infrared inspection PdM program from scratch.