IPC A-610 Certified IPC Specialist (CIS) Course
IPC A-610, Acceptability of Electronics Assemblies, is the most widely used inspection standard in the electronics industry and has earned an international reputation as the source for end-product acceptance criteria for consumer and high reliability printed circuit assemblies.
Certification in this course demonstrates your commitment to continuous improvement of product quality and reliability. The IPC-A-610 Operator/Inspector Training & Certification course provides individuals with a portable credential that represents their understanding of IPC-A-610. When completed and meeting the requirements the students become a certified IPC specialist.
This IPC 610 Class course of designed for those associates involved in many facets of the electronics assembly business. Personnel from the sales, management, procurement, inspection, engineering and project management are all eligible to become certified IPC specialists (CIS) in the IPC-A-610. It is helpful that students have familiarity with component identification and ESD principals as well as having a 5th grade or better reading/writing skill level when enrolling in this class.
This class does NOT include any hand soldering instruction. However, this course does include a hands-on section as part of the inspection module training related to the inspection of wires and terminals, as well as printed circuit boards.
Please see the "Assembly Courses" for hand-on training.
The IPC-A-610, Acceptability of Electronics Assemblies is 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 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. IPC-A-610 Operator/Inspector Training students to become a certified IPC specialist will entail them be evaluated on their mastery of looking up specifications in the IPC-A-610 spec. This is a lecture-only course and does NOT include hand soldering as part of this certification. The certified IPC specialist carries a 2 year credentialing cycle.
- Be able to make correct “accept/reject” decisions for the appropriate class/classes of production based on the acceptability requirements of IPC-A-610
- Be able to reference the IPC-A-610 standard
- Each certified IPC specialist will earn of overall score of 70% or better average score on IPC examinations in order for certification.
- IPC-A-610 specification
- IPC 610 Class certificate of completion