IPC-A-610 Certified IPC Trainer (CIT) Course


IPC-A-610 Trainer (CIT)

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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



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