Infrared Thermometry Certification

Infrared Thermometry Certification

Course Description

This 6 hour course explores the technological advantages of using infrared thermometry in animal cruelty investigations and incidents of animals left unattended in hot vehicles or cold environments.  Topics include the fundamentals of infrared radiation, IR thermometry devices, hypothermia and hyperthermia in animals, constitutional law, and proper incident documentation.  This course is designed to endure even the toughest cross-examination in court by covering all aspects of equipment calibration, officer training, and temperature measurement technique.

Students attending this course are issued their own Fluke 62 Max Plus infrared thermometer to keep for future investigations. AACIS provides a lifetime warranty and free replacement for these infrared thermometers.

Course Topics

Training Block A: Introduction to Infrared Radiation

  • Discovery of infrared radiation
  • Infrared radiation physics
  • Modern application of infrared thermometry

Training Block B: Fluke 62 Max Plus Infrared Thermometer

  • Infrared thermometer safety
  • Fluke 62 Max Plus infrared thermometer specifications
  • Proper usage techniques

Training Block C: Animal Knowledge

  • Susceptible breeds
  • Evaluating animal heat stress
  • Recognizing and treating hypothermia and hyperthermia

Training Block D:  Field Operations

  • Scene and animal assessments and decision-making
  • Proper thermometry techniques
  • Investigation documentation requirements

Course Prerequisites and Restrictions

This course has no prerequisites and is open to the general public.

Completion Standards

Students must attend all 6 hours of the course, demonstrate proficiency in using the infrared thermometer in a scenario-based evaluation, and pass a comprehensive written examination with a score of 75% or better.


Students who successfully pass this course will receive an AACIS certification in infrared thermometry. All AACIS certifications contained registered certification numbers for future verification of training.

Training Credits and Limitations

This course satisfies the 6-hour training requirement of the Tactical Animal Control Officer Certification course’s Infrared Thermometry Training Block, which also applies to the 110-hour AACIS certified Animal Control Officer certification course.