International Academy of Clinical Thermography
Association for the Advancement of Diagnostic Thermal Imaging

The Certified Clinical Thermographic Technician has been deemed by IACT through evaluation and experience to be competent in the ability to capture infrared images with the exception of dual sensor infrared devices. This designation does not denote competency in any other aspect of clinical thermography.

To enroll in this program or check on course dates, locations, and availability, call the IACT secretary, Dr. Kane and 650.593.9600.

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Course Description:

This program begins with 36 hours of formal classroom instruction (3 modules) covering thetechnical aspects of capturing  quality clinical thermographic images of the entire body. Interpretation is not covered in this program. This program includes instruction in:

  • History of Infrared Imaging
  • Physics of Infrared Imaging
  • Laboratory protocols
  • Patient protocols
  • Clinical infrared imaging operations
  • Practical image positioning
  • Patient management in the clinical setting

The program continues with an in-practice residency. The candidate submits 100 clinical infrared examinations performed in the field to a qualified IACT instructor for evaluation and feedback.

Tuition: $375 per module
Residency fee $25.00 per study.

Prerequisites For Enrollment and Certification:

  1. Have not been convicted of a felony and are at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent minimum education level.

  2. Have not previously held any form of health care credential that has been revoked or currently suspended for any cause.

  3. They will secure a doctor who is licensed to diagnose, and is board certified in clinical thermographic analysis (with extended training in infrared breast imaging) by a recognized organization, to interpret and provide reports to members of the general public being screened by said individual. The proposed technician also agrees to notify the IACT immediately if any change is made to another doctor for interpretive services.

  4. Further, the proposed technician agrees to the by-laws and code of ethics of the IACT, all protocols set forth by the IACT, and agrees to any disciplinary action (up to and including immediate termination of reading services and potential revocation of certification) being necessary by the Board of Directors of the IACT in order to maintain high quality standards and protection of the public.

  5. The proposed technician will maintain the highest quality control of their laboratory and/or insure the environmental controls of any facility wherein they may perform thermographic evaluations and further consent to allow officials of the IACT to make spot inspections of said facilities to insure quality control. All said facilities must also be monitored and supervised by a board certified clinical thermographer.

  6. The proposed technician agrees not to perform thermography in violation of any of the above codicils nor without direct management by a doctor who is licensed to diagnose and board certified in clinical thermographic analysis (with extended training in infrared breast imaging) by a recognized organization.

  7. It is the responsibility of the proposed technician to insure that the terms of this order are not in violation of state law or other judicial notices local or otherwise which may preclude them from performing the role of a thermographic technician. We advise any individual contemplating a career as a clinical thermographic technician to consult with legal representation to insure that no such violation of law will affect in any way their ability to successfully perform thermographic laboratory services.


  1. 36 total hours of formal academic training in clinical thermographic sciences.

  2. Successful completion of the certification examinations.

  3. Submission of 10 thermographic studies.

  4. The candidate must personally perform a minimum of 100 individual thermographic studies. A notarized statement must be provided to the Board attesting that this requirement has been met. A logbook must also be kept should the Board request a review prior to issuing a candidate full certification.

  5. The candidate must have been actively involved in the field of thermography for a minimum period of 6 months. A notarized statement signed by a supervising board certified clinical thermographer must be provided to the Board attesting that this requirement has been met.

  6. All requirements must be completed within 3 years from the starting date of the course. If the requirements are not completed by this time, an additional 24 hours of formal academic training along with re-examination will be necessary for certification.

Upon completion of the 3 module, the candidate will have enough of a working knowledge of clinical thermographic applications to begin to operate as a thermographic technician in a limited capacity. At this point they are eligible to sit for the certification examination. Upon successful completion of this examination, and submission of 10 case studies the candidate is considered provisionally certified until they complete their residency requirements.

Upon successful completion of all prerequisites and requirements listed above, the candidate will be recognized as a “Certified Clinical Thermographic Technician” in ability and experience and be entitled to all rights and privileges so noted in the IACT bylaws and will be recognized by the designation “CTT”.

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