IPC Certification & Solder Training
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 620, and IPC 7711/7721 as well as customized classes to meet your specific standard or criteria. Our IPC Training Division employs some of the most experienced 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. All classes are taught by instructors who not only know the material, but have also performed the 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, 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 classroom to you!
Why choose best for solder and rework/repair training?
We're better...at customizing courses to meet your company's specific needs. We will discuss your specific applications and goals in order to tailor the class to meet those objectives. We will even utilize your PCBs in the class as much as possible to emulate your production environment in our classroom. This will insure that your students can immediately apply their new skills once they get back on the job.
We're better...at providing solder training in the format you need. Our facility, your facility, or our Mobile Training Center.
We're better...at providing more practically-oriented instructors. Both our full and part-time instructors are not just "book learned", rather they have practical experience. This experience has been gained by working on rework/repair projects as part of the rework/repair division. There they have worked on hundreds of different projects giving them a vast experience base to draw upon. In addition all BEST instructors have worked at either OEMS or contract manufacturers meaning they can speak your language and bring practical examples in to their lessons.
We're better...at providing a variety of options for delivering training services whether it be with our mobile training center, our on-site specific product or process training or our-Midwest based training facility.