WHY PURSUE CERTIFICATION
How will IPC certification benefit me / my company?
Overall, IPC certification allows for a better understanding of industry guidelines for meeting proper classification of product. Other benefits of IPC certification include:
TYPES OF CERTIFICATION
IPC offers three levels of certification to accommodate the needs of the market:
- CIS – Certified IPC Specialist
- CSE – Certified Standards Expert
- CIT – Certified IPC Trainer
At the CIS level, a passing grade of 70% or greater is required and the testing is open book. At the CSE and CIT levels, the passing requirement is 80% or higher, with a combination of open book and closed book testing. The primary differentiator between the CSE & CIT levels is that there is no requirement for the CSE to teach in order to maintain certification; a CIT is required to train at least 10 students over the course of their 2-year certification.
Certifications are valid for 2 years from the date of issue—students are able to re-certify up to 6 months in advance of their certification expiration, and are not required to take a full class in order to re-certify. Students may “challenge” the test, meaning that they can participate in the testing portion only; this usually takes place over the course of one business day. We also offer a “hybrid” version where we do a comprehensive review and test.
Descriptions of each level certification according to the IPC website are below:
J-STD001 – Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies
J-STD001 is not eligible for virtual learning due to the hands-on nature of the course.
Would you like a J-STD class on-site at your facility? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote.Read More
IPC-7711/7721 – Rework, Modification and Repair
7711/7721 is not eligible for virtual learning due to the hands-on nature of the course.
Would you like a 7711/7721 class on-site at your facility? Email email@example.com for a quote.Read More
IPC-A-610 – Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies
Interested in a dedicated virtual or on-site 610 class at your facility? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote.Read More
IPC/WHMA-A-620 – Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies
IPC/WHMA-A-620D-S space addendum provides additional requirements to IPC/WHMA-A-620D standard to ensure the reliability of cable and wire harness assemblies that must survive the vibration and thermal excursions encountered getting to and operating in the military and space environments.
IPC/WHMA-A-620D-S cannot be used as a standalone document. It must be used with the base standard IPC/WHMA-A-620D. This is a 5-day, hands-on course.
Interested in a dedicated virtual or on-site 620 class at your facility? Email email@example.com for a quote.
IPC-A-600 – Acceptability of Printed Boards
Interested in a dedicated virtual or on-site 600 class at your facility? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote.Read More
The health and safety of our employees and customers is a top priority for Circuit Technology and IPC.
IPC recognizes the unique and unexpected challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has created for the electronics manufacturing industry, and the training community. While this situation is still evolving, there are specific steps IPC felt they could set into motion to help address some of these challenges, one of them being remote training with a live instructor.
Circuit Technology Training is pleased to be able to offer remote training for the specs and dates listed below. Classes will be considered tentative until class capacity has reached 5 people. Once capacity is met, you will receive an email confirming the class.
IPC-610 Rev G CIS (Spanish, simulcast)
IPC-610 Rev H
IPC-620 Rev D
If you would like to re-certify / challenge test remotely for a spec during one of the classes listed below, please email email@example.com and we will provide scheduling options as well as a quote.
If you have a group of 4 or more interested in virtual training for 600, 610, or 620, please contact us to learn more about our Circuit Technology VIRTUALPlus program.
Thank you for being a Circuit Technology Training customer.
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IPC-6012 – Qualification and Performance Specification
IPC/WHMA-A-620D-S provides additional requirements to IPC/WHMA-A-620D to ensure the reliability of cable and wire harness assemblies that must survive the vibration and thermal cyclic environments getting to and operating in space. The IPC/WHMA-A-620D-S space addendum cannot be used as a stand alone document, it must be used with the base standard IPC/WHMA-A-620D.
This is a 5-day hands on course. Prerequisite is IPC/WHMA-A-620D.Read More