IPC-A-600
Acceptability of Printed Boards Training and Certification Program

For years, IPC-A-600 has set the standard for PCB workmanship quality with its comprehensive acceptance criteria for target, acceptable and nonconforming conditions on bare printed boards. PCB manufacturers and assemblers alike rely on this internationally recognized document to improve their understanding of printed board quality issues as well as help enhance communication with their suppliers and customers. This makes IPC-A-600 one of the most widely used standards ever published by IPC, and a natural choice for certification.


Why earn IPC-A-600 certification?
Certification in this industry-developed and approved IPC program helps build your employees’ understanding of critical quality assurance/visual acceptance criteria for unpopulated printed circuit boards. In addition, it shows your customers that your company is committed to continuous improvement of its operations and product quality.  The CIT, CSE and CIS programs provide individuals with a portable credential that represents their understanding of IPC-A-600.


Choose from Three Tiers of Instruction
• Certified IPC Application Specialist (CIS) training focuses on what line workers, operators, inspectors, engineers and buyers need to know to inspect or make acceptance/rejection decisions regarding bare boards. Course fee covers: classroom training and an exam, a copy of the standard and certification.


• Certified Standards Expert (CSE) is a subject matter professional with a high level of knowledge and understanding of a specific IPC standard or group of standards. The role of the Certified Standards Expert may vary by organization.


• Certified IPC Trainer (CIT) training provides expanded information and materials to prepare individuals to deliver Certified IPC Application Specialist (CIS) training. Trainers and quality supervisors are excellent candidates for instructor training, as are engineering and manufacturing supervisors. Course fee covers: classroom training and an exam, certification and comprehensive materials for preparing and delivering CIS training.

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