HomeSafe Inspection now offers a range of training courses for professionals utilizing infrared technologies. These courses include:

Specialist-Infrared Residential Inspector (SIRI) Training and Certification for Home (Residential) Inspectors
Infrared Training for Energy Auditors/Energy Inspectors
Infrared Training for Indoor Air Quality Specialists
Infrared Training for Pest Control Operators (Infrared/Acoustic Termite Detection)

SIRI Training for Home Inspectors

If you're ready to take your home inspection, energy inspection, indoor air quality inspection or pest control business to the next level, HomeSafe has the solution: 42 hours of specialized advanced training in HomeSafe's procedures and standards, all based on rigorous scientific research and field testing.

HomeSafe Inspection pioneered residential infrared inspection techniques and developed the Specialist - Infrared Residential Inspector (SIRI) training course and certification to prepare home, pest, and indoor air quality inspectors in the proper use of infrared technologies in residential environments.

Why Residential Use of IR is Different

Infrared has many applications in industry, medicine, law enforcement and the military. However, use of infrared for residential inspection requires unique camera specifications and techniques. Adjunctive technology is also required, such as specific types of moisture meters. Additionally, for accurate termite inspections, supplemental acoustic (listening) technology is required.

Infrared is not a replacement for traditional inspection techniques. To be accurate, infrared must be properly integrated into traditional techniques. It is essential that inspectors understand not only how to properly use infrared in residential environments but also its advantages and limitations. Understanding liability, insurance and client communications are also important issues in residential infrared use along with a knowledge of marketing and pricing issues.

The SIRI training and certification program is the ONLY training program that comprehensively and specifically covers use of infrared in home inspections. Other programs are either rudimentary introductions to residential use or focus primarily on industrial applications.

The SIRI course covers Level I Thermography in compliance with ASNT's Recommended Practice #SNT-TC-1A and provides a certificate upon completion.

How The SIRI Curriculum Was Developed

The SIRI curriculum was developed by Peng Lee, a research scientist and engineer formerly with the University of Mississippi's National Center for Physical Acoustics. He is a certified and Mississippi licensed home inspector, a licensed pest control inspector and a member of the Mississippi State Home Inspectors Board. Lee is one of the world's foremost experts on infrared applications in the fields of home, pest and indoor air quality inspections.

Lee also researched and developed the standards of practice and camera specifications for residential infrared inspection and invented revolutionary acoustic equipment and software for non-invasive termite detection. He is currently working with IAQA to write the standards of practice for use of infrared in indoor air quality inspections.

Lee holds six patents, with three others pending, for residential infrared and acoustic use. His work is research-backed and has been the basis for over 40,000 inspections. His protocols, training materials and curriculum have been peer-reviewed and approved by leading scientists, engineers and instructors at major universities, research centers and training centers, including:

  • The National Center for Physical Acoustics (University of Mississippi)

  • The Center for Urban and Industrial Pest Management (Purdue University)

  • The U.S.D.A. National Sedimentation Laboratory (University of Mississippi)

  • The University of Florida

  • The University of Georgia

  • Universiti Sains Malaysia

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