IPC-A-610 Certified IPC Specialist (CIS)


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The IPC-A-610 (“Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies”) is the most famous IPC standard on earth. IPC is an American institute that ensures that all knowledge is distributed worldwide by certified IPC trainers through their IPC standards, IPC training programs and IPC training materials. The IPC-A-610 is also called “the photo album of IPC” by which all assembled printed circuit boards (electronics) are inspected and delivered. It is a nice, well-arranged book by which you can easily find (next to each photo) what is acceptable and what isn’t allowed. Almost all assembly companies around the world that solder electronic components on the printed circuit board (PCB) work according to this IPC-standard.

If you need further knowledge in THT-/SMT-assembling of components, inspecting the soldered connections and the maximum damage/contamination of the end product, then this standard is the right one for you. This standard is used for final inspection of the assembler (the company that assembles and solder the components on the printed circuit board) and sometimes also as commodity entry check at the final assembly companies (the company that purchases assembled printed circuit boards and mount them in the final housing (Box building)). The IPC-A-610 CIS training is a course that trains a student/participant as a Certified IPC Specialist (CIS). This means that the student can work with this standard afterwards and can assess all products with it. This training is suitable for people who work as an operator/inspector in an electronics assembly company, but also for managers who needs more background knowledge in the production process so that they can coordinate this knowledge better with the customer.

The CIS certification training is a modular training and lasts approximately 4 days, at the end of each training module the participant writes a final exam (multiple choice). If the participant has passed the exam of the compulsory module (s) with a minimum score of 70%, he/she will receive an IPC-A-610 CIS certificate. All further (optional) modules are listed on this IPC certificate. With this IPC certificate you can work as a CIS (Certified IPC Specialist) all over the world. Just like a driver’s license, this IPC certificate is internationally recognized. The certificate is valid for 2 years, you can extend the certificate validation by participating an IPC recertification training. The CIS recertification training can take place in a shorter period of time (at least 1 day). The IPC-A-610 CIS can independently solve practical problems in the department.

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