IPC-A-610 CIT Certified IPC Trainer
Workmanship Standards and inspection criterion for assembled PCB’s. The 610 is the most widely used specification published by the IPC for the electronics manufacturing industry. The CIT level certification is an engineering level course designed to allow the successful candidate to certify individuals in their company to the 610 CIS level or to simply be a higher level certification. Candidates for this course should have a broad range of experience in the electronics industry or have completed the 610, J standard or 7711 CIS certification.
*Note: the IPC-A-610 Curriculum does not include any hands-on soldering.
Instructor Training Course Topics
- Establishing and maintaining integrity of the certification program
- Purpose and application of IPC-A-610
- Hardware installation
- Soldering criteria, including lead free connections
- Soldered requirements for connecting to terminals
- Soldered connection requirements for plated-through holes
- Surface mounting criteria for chip components, leadless and leaded chip carriers
- Swaged hardware, and heatsink requirements of mechanical assemblies
- Component mounting criteria for DIPS, socket pins, and card edge connectors
- Jumper wire assembly requirements
- Solder fillet dimensional criteria for all major SMT component groups
- Soldering, such as tombstoning, dewetting, voiding, etc
- Criteria for component damage, laminate conditions, cleaning and coating
- Steps to effectively using the lesson plan and materials, tips on inspection and a review of important Certified IPC Trainer skills
Who Should Become a Certified Trainer?
Anyone responsible for the quality and reliability of electronic assemblies should consider becoming an IPC-A-610 Certified IPC Trainer. Trainers and quality supervisors versed in electronic assembly are excellent candidates for A-610 training, as are engineering and manufacturing supervisors with assembly responsibilities.
“An excellent course of study on an excellent document… My students were nervous about testing, but we have had high pass rates and a lot of personal satisfaction gained from participating in the training. Without question, the greatest strength of the program is its relevance: it is used by our operators every day. The program has given the entire facility a much higher level of common knowledge about terminology and important concepts.”
~ Bernie Schaeffer, Kimball Electronics Group
The IPC-A-610 Training and Certification Program offers those interested in company-wide quality assurance initiatives in an industry traceable, IPC-sponsored program to support their commitment to continuous improvement of product quality and reliability. The program provides individuals with a portable credential that represents their understanding of the IPC-A-610.
All IPC-A-610 Certified IPC Trainers receive materials for participating in the A-610 training as well as instructional materials for conducting the Modular Application Specialist training. The modular approach lets users control cost by tailoring training to the specific needs of their work force.
Application Specialist training materials, including official, serialized IPC certificates, may be purchased from IPC only by Certified IPC Trainers and the companies they represent. Certified IPC Trainers may teach the course at any location and to any audience and may set a training fee, if applicable.
The term for an IPC-A-610 Certified IPC Trainer is two years. Recertification training is conducted at the Authorized Certification Centers.
How the IPC Certification Program Works
IPC-A-610 Training and Certification program has two tiers of instruction. Certified IPC Trainer candidates are sent by their parent companies to receive intensive training on the IPC-A-610 from an IPC authorized certification center. Candidates are certified once they complete their course of study and pass the certification examinations.
If they feel they do not need the training course, candidates may opt to take a “challenge test” administered by one of the certification centers. Certified IPC Trainers are provided instructional materials for training Application Specialist in a modular training program. Certified IPC Trainers are considered certified for two years after the course completion date. They must then re-certify at an IPC authorized certification site.
Course Synopsis PDF
Our free course overview and schedule will provide insight into the hours and required modules as well as highlight optional certifications within the program.
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