The IPC-A-610 is the most widely used specification published by the IPC for the electronics manufacturing industry.
This course is designed to help electronic manufacturers achieve the highest quality, highest productivity, and most cost-effective production by ensuring their workers can correctly apply the acceptability criteria of IPC-A-610.
The education and training goal of this program is to improve individual discrimination skills, i.e., to improve accuracy of discrimination between an ‘acceptable’ or ‘non-conforming’ electronic assembly per the IPC-A-610 series.
This program will also teach individuals the reasons for the accept/reject criteria to enhance their motivation and ability to consistently and correctly apply the discrimination criteria.
Throughout this three-day course, employees will be trained to correctly apply the accept/non-conforming criteria for the applicable class of production: Consumer Products (Class 1), General Industrial (Class 2), and High Reliability (Class 3).
AFTER COMPLETION: Students receive an IPC-A-610 Certified IPC Specialist (CIS) Certificate* with an overall score of 70% or better on both the Open Book and Closed Book end-of-course test components. Certification is valid for up to two (2) years. All students who successfully complete the Worker Proficiency Certification will receive a copy of the IPC-A-610 Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies handbook.
Module 1 (Required)
- Introduction: IPC Professional Policies and Procedures
Module 2 (Required)
- Foreword, Applicable Documents, and Handling
Module 3 (Required)
- Hardware Installation
Module 4 (Optional)
- Soldering, including High Voltage
Module 5* (Optional)
- Terminal Connections
Module 6* (Optional)
- Through Hole Technology, including TH Jumper Wires
Module 7* (Optional)
- Surface Mount Assemblies, including SMT Jumper Wires
Module 8 (Optional)
- Component Damage and Printed Circuit Boards and Assemblies
Module 9 (Optional)
- Solderless Wire Wrap
Course Summary/Review (Required)
- Open Book Examination
- Closed Book Examination
- Review of Test Results
*Modules 5, 6, and 7 require the completion of Modules 4 & 8 first.
The IPC-A-610 Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies handbook is the most widely used specification published by the IPC for the electronics manufacturing industry.
This publication is a visual document that provides comprehensive accept/reject criteria for the handling of electronic assemblies, mechanical assemblies, component installation, location/orientation, soldering, and cleanliness of assemblies, marking of assemblies, coatings, laminate conditions, discrete wiring assembly and surface mount assemblies.
- Terms and Definitions
- Handling Electronic Assemblies
- Mechanical Assemblies
- Component Installation Location/Orientation
- Marking and Coatings
- Laminate Conditions
- Discrete Wiring Assembly
- Surface Mount Assemblies