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






IPC J-STD-001, Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies, has emerged as the preeminent authority for electronics assembly manufacturing worldwide. The standard describes materials, methods, and verification criteria for producing high-quality soldered leaded and lead-free interconnections. It emphasizes process control and establishes industry-consensus requirements for a broad range of electrical connections. The IPC J-STD-001 training program consists of both hand soldering as well as learning the material in the J-STD-001 specification related to various assembly methods.

The IPC J-STD-001 training program focuses on the knowledge and hand skills that individuals need to produce high-quality soldered interconnections. Certification helps enhance individual skills and performance. The IPC J-STD-001 Certified IPC Specialist (CIS) Course provides individuals with a portable credential that recognizes their soldering skills and understanding of this internationally recognized standard.

IPC J-STD-001 Certified IPC Trainer (CIT) Course at BEST
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The IPC J-STD-001 Certified IPC Trainer (CIT) course is built on a train-the-trainer instructional model. The training program uses soldering labs and demonstrations, as well as classroom discussion to teach the standard criteria. IPC J-STD-001 certified instructor candidates who successfully complete the soldering workmanship portions of the course and the certification examinations are given instructional materials needed for training operators. The IPC J-STD-001 training program is design as a portable credential that goes with the employee. The J-STD-001 certification program credential is valid for a two year period of time. Potential candidates for this IPC training program should have at least a 5th grade reading comprehension level and have some experience in the hand soldering of electronic components.

BEST Inc. instruction is different from most training centers as we test on inspection skills as part of Module 5. Students are shown various PCBs, as well as terminals, and then are asked to identify defects.

Please note that previous soldering experience is recommended. 


- Demonstrate lab soldering that meets the minimum requirements of the IPC J-STD-001 certification program requirements

- Be able to reference the IPC J-STD-001 standard

- Explain IPC terminology and definitions

- Earn an overall score of 80% or better on the IPC written examinations in order for passage of the IPC J-STD-001 certification.


    • IPC J-STD-001 Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies standard
    • Access to Visual aids for conducting CIS courses and an electronic instructor guide with lesson plans and reference material
    • Soldering Kit for J-STD-001 skills demonstration and all materials
    • 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 J-STD-001 standard for each student to reference during testing
  • Computer with online access for each student to take his/her exams
  • Exams that will need to be purchased through IPC
Course Outline


  • Introduction/Course Overview
  • Basics of Instruction
  • Safety in Electronic Assembly
  • General Requirements of IPC J-STD-001
  • Wire and Terminal Assembly/Soldering
  • Wire and Terminal Demonstration and Lab


  • Progress Check and Review
  • Controlling Processes
  • Instructor Basic Visual Aids
  • Through-Hole Technology Requirements


  • Progress Check and Review
  • Through-Hole Soldering Demonstration and Lab
  • Instructor Basics Labs/Demo's
  • SMT Requirements


  • Progress Check and Review
  • SMT Soldering Demonstration and Lab
  • Defects and Process Control
  • Machine Assembly Requirements
  • J-STD Test Methods
  • Basics of Instruction
  • Related Industry Standards


  • Instructor Skills Lab
  • Comprehensive Review
  • Open and Closed Book Exams
  • Roles and Responsibilities of IPC Registered Instructor


Components covered in the training:
Through-Hole SMT Terminals
- 1/4 Watt Resistor - 1206 MELF - Turret
- DO-35 Diode - 1206 Capacitor - Pierced
- CK06 Capacitor - 0805 Resistor - Hook
- T0 5 Transistor - 0402 Resistor - Bifurcated
- DIP-16 - SOIC 14 - Cup
- 22 AWG Wire - LQFP 100  
  - PLCC 20  
  - D-PAK  
Course Schedule

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