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Solder Certification & IPC Training

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

Mobile Training CenterMobile Training CenterBEST has performed IPC Training and Custom Solder Certification Courses for customers throughout the United States such as Motorola, Nokia, IBM, Solectron, Flextronics, Erricson, Tellabs, Plexus, 3COM, GE Medical, Siemens, Sanmina, Rockwell, Northrop, and many more.


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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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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