Course Description

To enhance an individual’s skill and ability to distinguish between acceptable and unacceptable printed boards, IPC-A-600 Certified IPC Specialist (CIS) training aims to increase their understanding and proficiency. When a printed board should be accepted or rejected, students learn the reason for the instruction. The IPC-A-600 Certified IPC Specialist Training and Certification Course is a high-intensity two and a half-day look at the IPC-A-600 Standard document.


After completing the Course, students will take open book written examinations. An IPC-A-600 Certified IPC Specialist Certification is valid for two (2) years after successfully completing this course. Students who have previously completed their Certified IPC Specialist (CIS) certification in the last two years may take advantage of a relevant recertification course or training.

Who this course is for

  • Operators
  • Quality assurance inspectors
  • Quality Supervisors
  • Inbound inspectors
  • Supervisors
  • Production Managers
  • Management Personnel
  • People who seek to better understand the impact of quality on their products and processes.
  • Anyone involved in the quality and reliability of electronics assemblies.


Module 1 (Mandatory) – Introduction

This mandatory Module contains general content which pertains to all other section of the IPC-A-600J. Before certification to any additional knowledge modules may be granted, this module must be completed successfully.

  • General Overview
  • Terms and Definitions
  • Acceptance Criteria

Module 2 (optional) – Externally Observable Characteristics

This additional understanding module describes the criteria for assessing the acceptability of externally observable conditions of the substrate.

  • Printed Board Edges
  • Base Material
  • Surface and Subsurface
  • Solder Coatings and Holes Printed Contacts and Marking
  • Solder Mask, Pattern Definition and Flatness

Module 3 (optional) – Internally Observable Characteristics

This additional learning module contains the criteria for internally evaluating the substrate’s condition.

  • Dielectric Materials and Conductive Patterns
  • Plated Through Holes

Module 4 (optional) – Miscellaneous and Cleanliness

This additional learning module contains the acceptability standards for internally visible conditions of the substrate.

  • Miscellaneous and Cleanliness


On-Site training

If you want to reduce the time spent away from the office, traveling, and the cost of sending people to the class, On-Site Training may be for you. But, this might only be cost-effective for several people. We are not limited to just one type of training, at Ectrotec Training we have both on-site and training centers. For more information on student quantity and material discounts, please contact our business support team.

Discounted Offer

If you have at least five people or want to bring in an open enrollment class in your region or country, Please Contact our Business Support Team for a personal discount. And you will surely be receiving some freebies.

Who we are

EctroTech is one of the largest training centres for the electronics industry in Europe, providing technical training and support for the manufacturing industry to quality people with quality that’s unbeatable. Our clients operate across various industries, including telecommunications, saleable electronics, automotive, protection and security, automotive, railroad, aviation and space, oil and gas, medical, life support, and more. With over more than 25+ years of experience in the manufacturing, testing, and quality inspection of various high ticket industries like Military, Medical, Aerospace, Aircraft, and Commercial electronics and more. From inspection services to ESD services, consultancy, training services and more, we have a wide range of products and services.Content-based open courses are not only customisable, but also engaging and informative. Customised training, on the other hand, are specifically designed to meet your learning demands. The recognition of the training is also high, so the effect will be optimal. We provide training materials, knowledge/skill assessments, solder training kits, IPC materials, and more to help your manufacturing operations succeed.