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Click Here to register for a course. For the enrollment form in PDF format, click here.

 

Click Here to download the 2018 Training Schedule (January - June) in PDF format.
 
All classes are available at our locations and on-site at your facility, or throughout the USA in our Mobile Training Center. Contact BEST at 847-797-9250 to register!

 

Locations

BEST Headquarters - Chicago, Illinois

Detroit, Michigan

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Cleveland, Ohio

Huntsville, Alabama

 

 

BEST Headquarters - Chicago, Illinois

- Certifications held at BEST in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, right outside of Chicago -

 

IPC INSTRUCTION (CIT) CERTIFICATION

IPC J-STD-001 Instructor Certification        IPC J-STD-001 GS Space App       IPC J-STD-001 Instructor Recertification
January 8 - 12                                                 January 12                                      January 18 - 19
March 5 - 9                                                      March 9                                          March 15 - 16
April 30 - May 4                                               May 4                                             May 17 - 18

IPC-A-610 Instructor Certification              IPC-A-610 Instructor Recertification
February 6 - 9                                                  January 16 - 17
April 3 - 6                                                        March 13 - 14   
June 5 - 8                                                        May 15 - 16                                             

IPC/WHMA-A-620 Instructor Certification    IPC/WHMA-A-620 Instructor Recertification      
January 22 - 25                                                 January 30 - 31
March 19 - 22                                                    March 26 - 27  
May 7 - 10                                                        May 22 - 23

IPC 7711/21 Instructor Certification           IPC 7711/21 Instructor Recertification
February 12 - 16                                               February 1 - 2
April 23 - 27                                                     March 28 - 29 
June 11 - 15                                                     May 24 - 25

IPC OPERATOR (CIS) CERTIFICATION

IPC J-STD-001 Operator Certification        IPC-A-600 Operator Certification      IPC-A-610 Operator Certification
February 19 - 23                                             January 10 - 12                                   February 14 - 16
April 16 - 20                                                   April 11 - 13                                        April 25 - 27

 

IPC/WHMA-A-620 Operator Certification    IPC-6012 Operator Certification       IPC 7711/Mixed Technologies
February 5 - 7                                                  March 6 - 9                                         February 26 - March 2
June 4 - 6                                                        June 12 - 15                                        June 18 - 22

 

BEST CERTIFICATION

Soldering 101                                    Cable/Wire Harnees Assembly          Cable/WH Assembly (no lecture)
January 29 - 30                                     February 8 - 9                                    January 26        May 11
May 30 - 31                                          June 7 - 9                                           March 23
                           

SMT Rework                    Advanced SMT Rework         SMT Boot Camp
April 9 - 10                        April 11 - 13                           March 19 - 21

Wires and Terminals                    Lead-Free                  ESD Awareness
January 31                                     February 26                 March 16
June 1

                           
BGA Rework/Profiling
February 21 - 23             
May 30 - June 1                                  

 

Custom classes also available on dates that work with your schedule!
For more information, please call BEST at 847-797-9250

 

 

 

 

Schedule for Minnesota

Click Here to register for a course. For the enrollment form in PDF format, click here.

 

Click Here to download the 2018 Training Schedule (January - June) in PDF format.
  
All classes are available at our locations and on-site at your facility, or throughout the USA in our Mobile Training Center. Contact BEST at 847-797-9250 to register!

 

Locations

BEST Headquarters - Chicago, Illinois

Detroit, Michigan

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Cleveland, Ohio

Huntsville, Alabama

 

 

Minneapolis, Minnesota - Schedule

- Certifications held at Dakota County Technical College in Rosemount, Minnesota, right outside of Minneapolis -

 

IPC OPERATOR (CIS) CERTIFICATION

IPC J-STD-001 Operator Certification        IPC J-STD-001 GS Space App      IPC-A-600 Operator Certification
January 8 - 12                                               January 12                                     January 31 - February 2                                       
March 12 - 16                                                March 16                                        April 25 - 27
May 7 - 11                                                     May 11                                          June 6 - 8

IPC-A-610 Operator Certification              IPC/WHMA-A-620 Operator Certification
February 14 - 16                                           January 15 - 17
April 4 - 6                                                     April 16 - 18
May 30 - June 1                                            June 18 - 20

IPC 7711 Operator Certification                IPC 6012 Operator Certification
January 22 - 26                                            January 29 - February 1
March 19 - 23                                               March 5 - 8
June 11 - 15                                                 May 21 - 24

 

 
Custom training also available on dates that work with your schedule!
For more information, please call BEST at 847-797-9250

 

 

 

 

Subcategories

  • IPC Training and Courses

    IPC Certification, Solder Training and Consulting

    BEST is an IPC Master Certification Solder Training Center offering Instructor and Operator courses for IPC-A-610, IPC J-STD-001, IPC/WHMA-620, IPC-A-600, IPC-6012 and IPC 7711/7721. We also offer re-certification courses and "challenge" tests. 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. This has resulted in thousands of IPC certifications being granted by them.  Additionally, if you need an outside set of eyes to review your training program, IPC certification program, administer solder tests, or have an independent evaluation of your soldering techniques, use BEST as your resource.

     

    Assembly Courses

    The IPC J-STD-001 Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies has become the authority for electronics assembly manufacturing. BEST can provide IPC certification training for both operators and instructors. The standard describes materials, methods and verification criteria for producing high quality soldered interconnections. The BEST SMT Assembly Class provides a practical overview of the SMT assembly process while the 101 classes are designed for those unfamiliar with the basics of hand soldering.

    IPC J-STD-001 Certified IPC Specialist (CIS)

    IPC J-STD-001 FS Certified IPC Specialist (CIS) Space Application

    IPC J-STD-001 Certified IPC Trainer (CIT)

    IPC J-STD-001 FS Certified IPC Trainer (CIT) Space Application

    Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Assembly Course

    Soldering 101

    Wires and Terminals 101

    Customized Solder Training

     
    Inspection Courses

    The IPC-A-610 Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies IPC certification program relies on the most widely-used specification published by the IPC for the electronics manufacturing industry. This publication is a visual document that provides comprehensive accept/reject criteria for the handling of electronic assemblies, mechanical assemblies, component installation, location, orientation, soldering, cleanliness of assemblies, marking of assemblies, coatings, laminate conditions, discrete wiring assembly and surface mount assemblies. If you need IPC certification training for operators or instructors then BEST is your source.Our hands-on inspection course takes those with specification knowledge and deals with the real world challenges of PCB inspection in a hands-on class. 

    IPC-A-610 Certified IPC Specialist (CIS)

    IPC-A-610 Certified IPC Trainer (CIT)

    Inspection of PCBs

     
    Rework and Repair Courses

    In addition to the IPC certification classes, BEST offers customized classes to meet your specific training needs. All of our classes are in accordance with the latest IPC-7711 and 7721 standards. All of the BEST (non-IPC) classes are approximately 85% hands-on and are designed to dramatically raise the skill set of the student by emphasizing correct soldering techniques. Students are evaluated on their hands-on work, as opposed to an administrative test. This method has been proven to help the student retain the information he/she has learned, and ensure that they can accomplish the rework tasks required for their job function.

    IPC-7711 Certified IPC Specialist (CIS)

    IPC-7721 Certified IPC Specialist (CIS)

    IPC-7711/IPC-7721 Certified IPC Trainer (CIT)

    Mixed Technology Rework

    Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Rework

    Advanced Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Rework

    BGA Rework Systems 

    BGA Profiling

    Rework of Leadless Devices

     
    Wire Harness Courses

    IPC/WHMA-A-620 is an industry consensus standard for cable and wire harness fabrication and installation used by both military and commercial contractors. Classes of products are defined and include criteria for Target, Acceptable, Process Indicator and Defect conditions to support the collection of visual quality acceptability requirements for each class. Our Cables and Wire Harness Course will provide you with hands-on training not provided in the 620 certification program. Finally, the Wires and Terminals 101 class is for those unfamiliar with hand soldering teaching the students the skills of crimping, stripping, tinning and soldering to terminals amongst others.

    IPC/WHMA-A-620 Certified IPC Specialist (CIS)

    IPC/WHMA-A-620 Certified IPC Trainer (CIT)

    Cable and Wire Harness Assembly

    Wires and Terminals 101

     
    PCB Inspection (Bare Board) Courses

    The IPC-A-600 specification for rigid printed boards is the standard for PCB workmanship quality. IPC certification training in this program involves learning the acceptance criteria on all types of printed board surface and internal conditions. The knowledge of this criteria is important to both the PCB manufacturer and assembler. Your knowledge will improve your understanding of printed board quality issues while improving communication between you and your PCB manufacturer. In addition, the IPC-6012 IPC certification training program is a comprehensive program that will develop your understanding of design, specifications, fabrication and inspection of printed circuit boards (PCBs). 

     
    Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Courses

    BEST instructors teach the basic concepts of ESD: how it occurs, proper precautionary measures required to avoid electronic damage to sensitive electronic components, how to control ESD by working in ESD protected areas and workstations, proper mitigation techniques, proper handling techniques and use of personal grounding devices.

    Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Control Course

     
    Lead-Free Courses

    In addition, BEST offers a hands-on series of lead-free soldering courses for technicians, operators and engineers on a broad array of lead-free soldering topics. Our beginning level lead-free orientation course is intended for everyone in the supply chain from purchasing to program management through receiving. Additional courses are offered in lead-free rework, wave soldering and SMT manufacturing. These courses are intended for process engineers and technicians and are designed as a more in-depth look at the issues in these process areas. Each of the students who participate in this course are required to take a proficiency test and will only get a "passing grade" if they complete the test with 80% correct answers: 

    Lead-Free Hand Soldering Introduction

    Lead-Free BGA Rework

    Lead-Free Mixed Technology Rework

    Lead-Free SMT Rework

    Advanced Hand Assembly for Lead-Free Processes

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