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





Buy the 7711/21 spec
IPC 7711/21, Rework, Modification, and Repair of Electronic Assemblies, is a widely used standard that offers a wealth of industry-approved techniques on through-hole and surface-mount technology (SMT) rework as well as land, conductor, and laminate repair. It covers procedural requirements, tools, materials, and methods for removing and replacing conformal coatings, surfact-mount, and through-hole components. The standard also includes procedures for repairing and modifying boards and assemblies.

Certification in this program gives you the skills you need to restore operation of expensive electronic assemblies, which can reduce the costs and waste associated with scrapping flawed boards and assemblies. The IPC 7711/21 Certified IPC Trainer (CIT) course provides individuals with a portable credential that represents their understanding of the IPC 7711/21.

It is recommended that students have a few years of hand soldering experience.

Training can take place at your location, at a BEST training center location or in the BEST mobile training center.

Topics Covered:
  • Product classifications, skill levels, tools and materials
  • Basic surface mount and through hole component removal
  • Land preparation and component installation
  • Primary heating methods: conductive, convective, etc.
  • Handling electronic assemblies
  • Wire splicing procedures
  • Through hole component removal and installation
  • Chip and MELF rework procedures
  • SOIC/SOT, J-lead and QFP rework
  • Printed wiring board circuit and laminate repair
  • Conformal coating removal


- Identify the differences between target and acceptability quality for Class 3 products

- Demonstrate Through-Hole, J-Lead, Gull-Wing, Fine Pitch, and Chip Component rework and replacement proficiently

- Perform conformal coating removal, laminate repair, pad and trace repair, and place/mount modification wire

- Proficiently conduct IPC 7711 & 7721 Certified IPC Specialist (CIS) courses

- Earn a score of 80% or better on BOTH the open and closed book IPC written examinations in order for certification

  • IPC 7711/21 Rework, Modification, and Repair of Electronic Assemblies standard (Standard can be purchased here)
  • Access to online visual aids for conducting CIS courses and an electronic instructor guide with lesson plans and reference material
  • IPC certificate of completion

After an individual has been certified as an instructor, the instructor's training site will require additional material not included with the training:

  • Soldering stations, training boards and components
  • Computer and projector to show the training curriculum
  • IPC 7711/21 standard for each student to reference during testing
  • Soldering kits and various materials for students
  • Computer with online access for each student to take his/her exams
  • Exams that will need to be purchased through IPC


  • Introduction/Administrative Overview
  • Skills Assessment
  • Document Introduction and Common Procedures
  • Wire Splicing Procedures and Demonstartions
  • Through-Hole Skills Assessment
  • Through-Hole Procedures and Requirements
  • Through-Hole Demonstrations and Lab


  • Pad/Land Cleaning Procedures
  • SMT Chip Procedures
  • SMT Chip Demonstration and Lab
  • SOIC/SOT Procedures
  • SOIC/SOC Demonstration and Lab
  • LCCC/BGA Procedures


  • QFP/J-Lead Procedures
  • QFP/J-Lead Demonstratoin and Lab
  • Conformal Coating Procedures
  • Conformal Coating Removal Demonstration and Lab


  • Printed Wiring Circuit Trace Procedures
  • Edge Connector Repair Procedures
  • Circuit Trace/Edge Connector Repair Demonstration and Lab
  • Laminate Repair Procedures
  • Laminate Repair Demonstration and Lab


  • Open (make-up) Lab
  • Comprehensive Review
  • Open and Closed Book Exams
  • Review Exams
  • Roles and Responsibilities of IPC Registered Instructors

Components covered in the training:

Through-Hole               Chip & MELF               SOT & SOIC

- 1/4 Watt Resistor       - 1206 Resistor           - SOT 23

- DO-35 Diode              - 1206 MELF               - SOIC 14

- T0 5 Transistor           - 0603 Resistor

                                   - 0402 Resistor


QFP                            D-PAK                        J-LEAD

- QFP 44                     - D-PAK                     - PLCC 44

- LQFP 100