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BEST soldering geeks enable electronics companies to be more effective through professional instruction, tools and taking secondary assembly projects off your plate

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Solder Certification & IPC Training

 

Training/certification

BEST is a certified master IPC Training and Solder Certification center offering Instructor and Operator level courses for IPC-A-610, IPC J-STD-001, IPC-A-600, IPC/WHMA-A-620, and IPC 7711/7721 as well as customized classes to meet your specific standard or criteria for solder certification. Our IPC Training Division employs some of the most experienced soldering 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. We also have a Mobile Training Center that contains all the materials for the solder certification training. All classes are taught by certified instructors who not only know the material but have also performed the soldering techniques thousands of times on our customer's boards to prove their "real life" effectiveness and reliability.

 
Customers

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BEST is a leader in IPC training technology. BEST has trained thousands of soldering technicians with a long list of satisfied customers. Whether you send one student or one hundred to our solder training, 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 soldering training classroom to you!

 

Why choose best for solder and rework/repair training?

We're glad you asked because we're proud of what people that we have trained are saying about us...

check-testimonialsClick the image!We're better...at providing solder training in the format you need; at our facility, your facility, or using our Mobile Training Center. In fact, we are the only training center who can bring the entire solder training experience to you. The BEST Mobile Training Center is a cost-effective way to have practical, comfortable solder certification and training at your site using modern tools while not being directly inside the plant.

We're better...at providing more practically-oriented soldering instructors. Both our full-time solder instructors and trainers are not just "book learned", they have practical experience as well. This experience has been gained by working on rework/repair projects at BEST as part of the rework/repair division. They have worked on hundreds of different projects, giving them a vast experience base to draw upon. In addition, BEST instructors have worked at either OEMS or contract manufacturers, meaning they can speak your language and bring practical examples into their solder certification instruction.

We're better...at making sure that our solder instructors can follow US DoD protocols, whether that be on a base, a ship, or at a contractor's location. We have military-trained 2M instructors that know the materials.

We're better...at providing a variety of options for delivering solder certification and wire harness training services, including having Spanish-speaking master trainers available.

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For high-quality IPC training and equipment, there is only one that is BEST!

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Testimonials

  • You Guys Freaking Rock with turnaround time.
    Thank you all SOOOOO much!!

    You Guys Freaking Rock with turnaround time.
    Thank you all SOOOOO much!!

    Welch Allyn

  • BEST is excellent in meeting delivery dates and are very good with clear communication of shipments, quantities, issues, etc. Their quality and technical assistance has been superb.

    BEST is excellent in meeting delivery dates and are very good with clear communication of shipments, quantities, issues, etc. Their quality and technical assistance has been superb.

    RW Technologies

  • BEST has solid high quality service every time, and at the right price. They are very dependable. I am able to start a project in less then 24 hours with no hassles. The teams always work to meet the... View More..

    BEST has solid high quality service every time, and at the right price. They are very dependable. I am able to start a project in less then 24 hours with no hassles. The teams always work to meet the demands placed on them by the customer, and are very honest about what they can do and when they can do it. They offer great value to the customer; they are willing to go the extra mile to make the customer happy.

    Motorola

  • Best has always come through when we needed them. We started using them for board repairs, now they assemble all of our boards. BEST is always responsive to our needs. On many occasions, we needed... View More..

    Best has always come through when we needed them. We started using them for board repairs, now they assemble all of our boards. BEST is always responsive to our needs. On many occasions, we needed boards repaired immediately. They have always come through for us.

    Lovejoy Controls Corporation

  • Your company name exemplifies exactly what you are, the BEST!!!

    Your company name exemplifies exactly what you are, the BEST!!!

    Alpha Circuits

  • You guys are really soldering geeks. Keep inventing those cool products.

    You guys are really soldering geeks. Keep inventing those cool products.

    Analog Devices

  • …always are very friendly and try to accommodate my short lead times

    …always are very friendly and try to accommodate my short lead times

    Qualcomm

  • There was not doubt that Francisco know the material, how to present it, and how to make the class participants feel at ease..all of my guys came to me and how me how much they had learned.

    There was not doubt that Francisco know the material, how to present it, and how to make the class participants feel at ease..all of my guys came to me and how me how much they had learned.

    Alabama Power

  • Just wanted to let you know what a fantastic job/effort James put in too insure our guys were thoroughly training and qualified. Everyone involved was very impressed with his knowledge, flexibility,... View More..

    Just wanted to let you know what a fantastic job/effort James put in too insure our guys were thoroughly training and qualified. Everyone involved was very impressed with his knowledge, flexibility, and work ethic. We really appreciate the fact that he went above and beyond.

    EMAC

  • Man, you guys are unbelievably fast!

    Man, you guys are unbelievably fast!

    Blur Development Product

  • I just wanted to shout a big thank you for your and BEST's efforts for making a flawless stencil and a quick delivery! You were a huge help. We greatly appreciate it!

    I just wanted to shout a big thank you for your and BEST's efforts for making a flawless stencil and a quick delivery! You were a huge help. We greatly appreciate it!

    Evaporative Coating

  • Your hard work and dedication to great customer service was reflected in the large showing of customers at your anniversary party. That's what I've known BEST for!

    Your hard work and dedication to great customer service was reflected in the large showing of customers at your anniversary party. That's what I've known BEST for!

    Coilcraft

  • We do some business with BEST and I am very happy with the service you provided to us.

    We do some business with BEST and I am very happy with the service you provided to us.

    Telefonix

  • Just wanted to let you know the tape shapes you did for us is working well. Thanks again for your support!

    Just wanted to let you know the tape shapes you did for us is working well. Thanks again for your support!

    Creation Technology

  • The team at Best made some of the best dots we’ve ever seen on the last order. Last batch was perfect all around. Working great for us and our customers.

    The team at Best made some of the best dots we’ve ever seen on the last order. Last batch was perfect all around. Working great for us and our customers.

    Evaporative Coating

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  • You Guys Freaking Rock with turnaround time.
    Thank you all SOOOOO much!!

    You Guys Freaking Rock with turnaround time.
    Thank you all SOOOOO much!!

    Welch Allyn

  • BEST is excellent in meeting delivery dates and are very good with clear communication of... View More..

    BEST is excellent in meeting delivery dates and are very good with clear communication of shipments, quantities, issues, etc. Their quality and technical assistance has been superb.

    RW Technologies

  • BEST has solid high quality service every time, and at the right price. They are very dependable. I... View More..

    BEST has solid high quality service every time, and at the right price. They are very dependable. I am able to start a project in less then 24 hours with no hassles. The teams always work to meet the demands placed on them by the customer, and are very honest about what they can do and when they can do it. They offer great value to the customer; they are willing to go the extra mile to make the customer happy.

    Motorola

  • Best has always come through when we needed them. We started using them for board repairs, now they... View More..

    Best has always come through when we needed them. We started using them for board repairs, now they assemble all of our boards. BEST is always responsive to our needs. On many occasions, we needed boards repaired immediately. They have always come through for us.

    Lovejoy Controls Corporation

  • Your company name exemplifies exactly what you are, the BEST!!!

    Your company name exemplifies exactly what you are, the BEST!!!

    Alpha Circuits

  • You guys are really soldering geeks. Keep inventing those cool products.

    You guys are really soldering geeks. Keep inventing those cool products.

    Analog Devices

  • …always are very friendly and try to accommodate my short lead times

    …always are very friendly and try to accommodate my short lead times

    Qualcomm

  • There was not doubt that Francisco know the material, how to present it, and how to make the class... View More..

    There was not doubt that Francisco know the material, how to present it, and how to make the class participants feel at ease..all of my guys came to me and how me how much they had learned.

    Alabama Power

  • Just wanted to let you know what a fantastic job/effort James put in too insure our guys were... View More..

    Just wanted to let you know what a fantastic job/effort James put in too insure our guys were thoroughly training and qualified. Everyone involved was very impressed with his knowledge, flexibility, and work ethic. We really appreciate the fact that he went above and beyond.

    EMAC

  • Man, you guys are unbelievably fast!

    Man, you guys are unbelievably fast!

    Blur Development Product

  • I just wanted to shout a big thank you for your and BEST's efforts for making a flawless stencil... View More..

    I just wanted to shout a big thank you for your and BEST's efforts for making a flawless stencil and a quick delivery! You were a huge help. We greatly appreciate it!

    Evaporative Coating

  • Your hard work and dedication to great customer service was reflected in the large showing of... View More..

    Your hard work and dedication to great customer service was reflected in the large showing of customers at your anniversary party. That's what I've known BEST for!

    Coilcraft

  • We do some business with BEST and I am very happy with the service you provided to us.

    We do some business with BEST and I am very happy with the service you provided to us.

    Telefonix

  • Just wanted to let you know the tape shapes you did for us is working well. Thanks again for your... View More..

    Just wanted to let you know the tape shapes you did for us is working well. Thanks again for your support!

    Creation Technology

  • The team at Best made some of the best dots we’ve ever seen on the last order. Last batch was... View More..

    The team at Best made some of the best dots we’ve ever seen on the last order. Last batch was perfect all around. Working great for us and our customers.

    Evaporative Coating

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