Thermal Insulation Inspector Certification

NIA’s Thermal Insulation Inspector Certification

The National Insulation Association (NIA) is providing certifications through its new insulation inspector program. The program will educate and train insulation inspectors on how to evaluate installation work and determine whether it is compliant with mechanical insulation specifications.

Benefits of a Certified Insulation Inspection
Quality insulation systems help to promote employee and public safety, protect the environment, and reduce costs associated with non-compliant mechanical insulation specifications and improper or insufficient maintenance.

Who Should Take this Course
If you are involved in the mechanical insulation industry and have a responsibility for areas such as contracts, maintenance, business development, QA/QC, project oversight, estimating, management, product development, specifications, or inspections, you will want to have at least one person on your team with this certification. Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be available. All participants are required to have experience in the construction industry, comprehensive knowledge of the online Mechanical Insulation Design Guide, and successful completion of the 5 online e-learning modules.

If you are interested in being added to the interested-party list to take the course, please email

In-Person Classes

To become a Certified Thermal Insulation Inspector, class participants must complete both sections of the 4-day course and receive a passing grade on the exam at the end of each section.

Part 1: NIA’s Introduction to Mechanical Insulation

NIA’s Introduction to Mechanical Insulation, which includes a review of the insulation industry market segments, the need and importance of inspection; the purpose of mechanical insulation systems (why insulate) and why that is important to the inspection process; primary insulation materials and protective coverings; the importance of Safety Data Sheets; and codes, standards, regulations, and guidelines, and how they are intertwined.

Part 2: NIA’s Thermal Insulation Inspector Certification Course

NIA’s Thermal Insulation Certification Course includes topics such as the roles and responsibilities of an inspector; the basis of inspection—what are you inspecting to; the inspection process in new construction and maintenance; inspection tools and techniques; common occurrences/ problem areas that may be encountered during an inspection; and inspection documentation and reporting.

2019 Classes

Multiple classes will be held in 2019 and NIA is compiling an interested-party list. The classes are expected to sell out. To be added to the interested-party list, please contact

Thank you to the NIA Foundation for Education, Training, and Industry Advancement for helping to fund this endeavor.