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Requirements and Characterization of Electrical and Electronics Assemblies

6. Certified IPC Specialist in IPC-A-610 "Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies"

Course Contents

The courses are based on Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC) training programs (see These programs started in 1995 when U.S. Department of Defense certification programs, which focused on relative small users groups, were canceled. Since then, IPC developed an industry traceable training and certification program for electronic assembly acceptance. These training programs provides with a systematic overview requirements, criteria for good solder joints, the goal been to produce electronics assemblies with best ratio performance/costs.

Course Duration

3 days

Course Outline

The IPC-A-610 is the most widely used specification for post assembly inspection. It contains visual accept/reject criteria examples for all three classes of production. Learn to utilize the IPC-A-610 document to ensure quality of your PCB assemblies.

Topics include:
  • Handling electronic assemblies
  • Inspecting soldered connections for terminal and plated through-holes with Pb and Pb-Free alloys
  • Identifying fractured solder due to cutting
  • Understanding ECO jumper wire practices
  • Addressing mechanical assembly requirements
  • Recognizing acceptable surface mounting for chip & cylindrical components, leadless chip carriers, & leaded components with Pb and Pb-Free alloys


  • Introduction
  • Terms and Definitions
  • Handling Electronic Assemblies
  • Mechanical Assemblies
  • Component Installation


  • Soldering
  • Cleanliness
  • Marking
  • Coatings
  • Laminate Conditions
  • Discrete Wiring Assemblies
  • Surface Mount Assemblies


  • Course Summary/Review
  • Open Book Examination
  • Closed Book Examination
  • Instructor/Student Conference

Course Notes

Everyone who successfully completes the Certification examination with at least 70% average grade will receive:
  • IPC-A-610 Standard
  • IPC-A-610 Student Handbook
  • IPC Certificate of Training


400 EUR/participant (the fee includes all original documents from IPC).
Maximum number of participants is 15.

Performance Evaluation

One final exam will be used at the end of the course to evaluate the performance. The exam is divided in two parts, one Open Book Examination and one Closed Book examination.

Who should attend

This course is for anyone responsible for the quality and reliability of electronic assemblies. This includes engineers, quality supervisors, inspectors and manufacturing personnel responsible for quality assurance.

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