IPC 7721 Certified IPC Specialist (CIS) 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 (SMT) rework as well as land, conductor, and laminate repair. It covers procedural requirements, tools, materials, and methods for removing and replacing conformal coatings, surface-mount, and through-hole components. The standard also includes procedures for repairing and modifying boards and assemblies.

IPC-7721 Certified IPC Specialist (CIS) course students receive IPC certification for the modules relating to the IPC-7721. This course utilizes lecture and practical application to teach the board repair and modification criteria outlined in the IPC-7721 document. This class consists of the 4 rework modules of IPC-7721, including overview, printed wiring repair, laminate repair and conformal coatings.


The IPC 7721 Certified IPC Specialist (CIS) course leads to an IPC certification that is valid for two years. The training course uses lecture and practical application to teach the repair criteria of the IPC 7721 Repair and Modification of Printed Boards and Electronic Assemblies documents. The training course consists of 4 modules which cover areas specific to the IPC 7721. Please click on the course outline to view the modules.

Please note that previous board-level repair experience is recommended.

Classes can be conducted at your location, a BEST training center or the BEST mobile training center.


- Demonstrate recommended land replacement techniques

- Demonstrate plated through-hole repair techniques

- Demonstrate jumper wire installation techniques

- Demonstrate laminate repair techniques

- Earn an overall score of 70% or better on the IPC written examinations in order for certification

  • IPC 7711/7721 Specification (Purchase standard here)
  • PCB repair kit and other materials
  • IPC Certificate of Completion

MODULE 1 - General Knowledge of IPC 7711/21 (Prerequisite for all modules)

  • General Requirements of IPC 7711 & IPC 7721
  • Review of Soldering Technology

MODULE 8 - BGA (Optional)

MODULE 9 - Laminate Repair (Optional)

MODULE 10 - Circuit Repair (Optional)

  • Pad, conductor, eyelet, jumper wire

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


D-Pak                          J-Lead

- D-PAK                       - PLCC 28