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BEST professional instructor staff brings many years of experience to soldering training including PCB rework, repair, wires and terminal as well as cable assemblies.
This is a listing of the most frequently-asked questions about solder training and certification, IPC training programs, scheduling a class, the amount of time a class takes, how long a certification is valid for, etc.
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BEST is an IPC Master Certification Solder Training Center offering Instructor and Operator courses for IPC-A-610, IPC J-STD-001, IPC-A-600, IPC/WHMA-A-620, and IPC 7711/7721 as well as customized classes to meet your specific standard or criteria for solder certification. Our IPC Training Division employs some of the most experienced soldering instructors in the industry. We offer customized classes for SMT, Advanced SMT, and BGA Rework classes on site at your facility or at our headquarters near Chicago, Illinois. We also have a Mobile Training Center that contains all the materials for the solder certification training. All classes are taught by certified instructors who not only know the material, but have also performed the soldering techniques thousands of times on our customer's boards to prove their "real life" effectiveness and reliability.
BEST has performed IPC and Custom Solder Training Courses for customers throughout the United States such as Motorola, Nokia, IBM, Solectron, Flextronics, Erricson, Tellabs, Plexus, 3COM, GE Medical, Siemens, Sanmina, Rockwell, Northrop, and many more.
BEST is a leader in training technology. BEST has trained thousands of soldering technicians with a long list of satisfied customers. Whether you send one student or one hundred to our solder training, we take the time to determine what you want from the training experience, and then deliver it. BEST has developed courses that emphasize "hands-on" work, and students are evaluated on the quality of that work. BEST is the only IPC Certification Center to offer the Mobile Training Center...a fully equipped, mobile soldering lab available at your door to teach the latest IPC standards and techniques. BEST brings the soldering training classroom to you!
Why choose best for solder and rework/repair training?
Mobile Training Center. In fact, we are the only training center who can bring the entire solder training experience to you. The BEST Mobile Training Center is a cost-effective way to have practical, comfortable solder certification and training at your site using modern tools while not being directly inside the plant.We're better...at providing solder training in the format you need; at our facility, your facility, or using our
We're better...at providing more practically-oriented soldering instructors. Both our full time solder instructors and trainers are not just "book learned", they have practical experience as well. This experience has been gained by working on rework/repair projects at BEST as part of the rework/repair division. They have worked on hundreds of different projects, giving them a vast experience base to draw upon. In addition, BEST instructors have worked at either OEMS or contract manufacturers, meaning they can speak your language and bring practical examples into their solder certification instruction.
We're better...at making sure that our solder instructors can follow US DoD protocols, whether that be on a base, a ship, or at a contractor's location. We have military-trained 2M instructors that know the materials.
We're better...at providing a variety of options for delivering solder certification and wire harness training services, including having Spanish-speaking master trainers available.