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IPC 610 CIS: Certified IPC Specialist

Workmanship Standards and inspection criterion for assembled PCB’s. The IPC 610 Certified IPC Specialist (CIS) training course will provide the students with the industry approved inspection criteria for all the assemblies commonly encountered in an electronic assembly environment. This training course has been updated to the G revision. With the modularized format, classes can be customized to cover the specific areas that your manufacturing facility uses. The E revision has the added criteria for the lead free and BGA soldering inspection criteria, as well as updated information on bare board inspection criteria. Numerous lead free solder joint pictures have been added to quickly familiarize the student with new look of the lead free solder joint. The IPC-A-610, “Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies” is the most widely used specification published by the IPC for the electronics manufacturing industry. There have been extensive and significant changes to the IPC A-610 with the launch of the G revision. Many of the criteria have also changed, along with the addition of “lead-free’ solder criteria. The IPC-A-610G Certified IPC Specialist (CIS) Course for initial certification now has 9 different Modules Upon successful completion with a score of 70% or better, the student will receive an IPC “Application Specialist (CIS)” Operator Certificate. Successfully pass Modules 1 & 2 with an average score of 70% or better Successfully pass Modules 3-9 with an average score of 70% or better *Note: the IPC-A-610 Curriculum does not include any hands-on soldering.

Module 1


Introduction/IPC Professional Policies and Procedures

Module 2


Foreward, Applicable Documents, & Handling

Module 3


Hardware Installation

Module 4


Soldering (Including High Voltage)

Module 5


Terminal Connections (Requires Module 4 prior to taking this module)

Module 6


Through Hole Technology (Including TH Jumper Wires) (Requires Modules 4 & 8 prior to taking this module)

Module 7


Surface Mount Assemblies (Including SMT Jumper Wires) ( Requires Modules 4 & 8 prior to taking this module)

Module 8


Component Damage and Printed Circuit Boards and Assemblies

Module 9


Solderless Wire Wrap

Course Synopsis

Course Synopsis PDF

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QuickSpec Guide PDF

Quick Spec Guide (PDF)

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