FLIR Launches Program Offering Free Thermal Training to U.S. Veterans

FLIR HERO represents the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy and is building upon a foundation of community involvement in three areas: Planet, Purpose, and Potential. The FLIR TradeForce Program announced today, offering free introductory-level infrared training and certification for U.S. military veterans transitioning to a skilled trade, falls within Purpose, which supports veterans and first responders.

TradeForce provides free thermography training through its U.S. Infrared Training Center (ITC). The need for more qualified thermal imaging experts, or thermographers, across industries continues to grow in areas such as electrical, building inspection, moisture remediation, HVAC, and gas inspection. Having people within a company who have used thermal technology in the battlefield brings unique and invaluable experience to the workplace.

Veterans completing the ITC training course requirements and a field assignment will receive a Level I Thermographer Certification and are eligible to receive a FLIR E8 thermal camera to help start their skilled trade career. FLIR is partnering with Hire Heroes USA, a national nonprofit that provides free employment services to U.S. military members, veterans, and military spouses, to seek qualified veteran candidates for training.

If you are a veteran who is interested in learning more about the free program, visit

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