IPC-A-610 Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies Training and Certification Program

For years IPC-A-610 is the standard used throughout the electronics industry for the inspection of electronic assemblies. It has earned an international reputation as the document of choice for acceptance criteria for PCBA’s (Printed Circuit Board Assemblies) used in all kinds of electronic products, for consumer, professional and high reliability or harsh environment applications.

Get certified on the industry’s most widely used inspection standard

IPC-A-610 training was the first certification training offered by IPC when it was introduced in 1995. Thousands of students worldwide have been certified in one of the two available training programs. This training is offered by PIEK in several languages.

Three different types of training are offered:
Depending on the specific tasks, role and demands of the individual participant three certification models are offered:

  • IPC-A-610 Certified IPC Specialist (CIS)

    This training focuses on the necessary knowledge for inspectors, operators, engineers, buyers and any other individual involved in the inspection of printed circuit board assemblies or those who have to make acceptance/rejection decisions regarding printed circuit board assemblies.

  • IPC-A-610 Certified IPC Trainer (CIT)

    individuals who will have to deliver Certified IPC Specialist (CIS) training will benefit from the extra information handed to them in this training. To perform CIS training courses, it is a prerequisite to be certified as CIT. Good candidates for CIT training are trainers, but quite often also supervisors at the engineering and manufacturing departments.

  • IPC-A-610 Certified Standards Expert (CSE)

    The IPC Certified Standards Expert (CSE) is a professional specialist with in-depth knowledge of a specific IPC standard. The role of the IPC Certified Standards Expert (CSE) can vary per organisation. More information on this programme and the differences with the Certified IPC Trainer (CIT) programme can be found on the IPC website: https://www.ipc.org/ContentPage.aspx?pageid=Certified-Standards-Expert-CSE.

Training Modules
The entire document is covered in the CIT training program. The instructor will get well prepared to teach all of the CIS modules. With the CIS training program, only the Policy and Procedures and Module 1 are required elements. The 7 other modules may be covered based on the specific needs of your company. Thus a CIS training can be tailored to your candidate needs.

Topics dealt with:

  • Scope and Purpose of IPC-A-610
  • Definition of requirements
  • Personnel proficiency
  • Inspection methodology
  • Handling Electronic Assemblies
  • EOS/ESD Prevention
  • General soldering criteria, including lead-free connections
  • Soldering anomalies, such as tombstoning, dewetting, voiding and more
  • High voltage criteria
  • The requirements for solder connections to terminals and in plated-through holes
  • Mounting and solder criteria for the most used SMT component groups
  • Component mounting criteria for DIPS, socket pins and card edge connectors
  • Assembly requirements for jumper wires
  • Criteria for laminate conditions and component damage, solder mask, conformal coating, and cleaning
  • Hardware installation
  • Solderless wire wrap

CIT Program extra content
To prepare CIT candidates for their future role as trainers, the CIT program includes:

  • Tips on using the standard for inspection purposes
  • Administrative tasks for IPC certification
  • Tips on how to use the lesson plan and training materials
  • Necessary trainer skills

Make an investment in continuous improvement and quality enhancement today — with the IPC-A-610, Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies Training and Certification Program.

For a complete training program, more information, or any training-related questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us by telephone at +31(0)45-5703333, by E-Mail sales@piek.email or fill out the form below.

Training Calendar

Upcoming Regional IPC-A-610 Courses

The dates listed on our website under the Training Calendar page have been put aside for those clients that have only a handful of employees or individuals that need to be enrolled in that particular IPC training course. See below for a small selection.

Start dateTrainingLanguageLocation 
24 March 2020IPC-A-610GermanWeingarten (Karlsruhe)Quote Request
15 April 2020IPC-A-610DutchHeerlenQuote Request
21 April 2020IPC-A-610GermanAmbergQuote Request
21 April 2020IPC-A-610GermanMichelstadtQuote Request
21 April 2020IPC-A-610EnglishHeerlenQuote Request
05 May 2020IPC-A-610GermanMünsterQuote Request
26 May 2020IPC-A-610GermanBerlinQuote Request
23 June 2020IPC-A-610GermanSingenQuote Request
30 June 2020IPC-A-610GermanWeingarten (Karlsruhe)Quote Request
22 September 2020IPC-A-610GermanWeingarten (Karlsruhe)Quote Request
20 October 2020IPC-A-610EnglishHeerlenQuote Request
27 October 2020IPC-A-610GermanAmbergQuote Request
03 November 2020IPC-A-610DutchHeerlenQuote Request
03 November 2020IPC-A-610GermanBerlinQuote Request
24 November 2020IPC-A-610GermanMünsterQuote Request
08 December 2020IPC-A-610GermanSingenQuote Request
15 December 2020IPC-A-610GermanWeingarten (Karlsruhe)Quote Request
15 December 2020IPC-A-610GermanMichelstadtQuote Request

We only offer a few common courses as open enrollment IPC training. See the Training Calendar page for available courses, dates and locations. If you wish to book one or more open enrollment courses, for one or more of your staff members please complete the quote request form.

Group PIEK & IPC training

For group IPC training for any staff that need to be trained and certified in any of the courses that PIEK offers, as per our complete course listing, let us know and we will provide you with the course outline and pricing for the course(s) that you choose. Our group rates allow up to 15 participants for theoretical courses and up to 10 participants for courses with practical training, at a great price. For a customized, site-specific quotation please fill in the quote request form.

Quote Request

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