Course Description

To improve an individual’s skill and ability to distinguish between acceptable and unacceptable electronic assemblies, the goal of IPC-A-610 Certified IPC Specialist (CIS) training is to improve their skill and ability to discriminate between acceptable and unacceptable electronic assemblies. Students learn the reason why things are done in school assemblies by learning how to accept or reject them. An intensive three (3) day paragraph-by-paragraph study of the IPC-A-610 Standard is provided by the IPC-A-610 Certified IPC Specialist Training and Certification Course.


Students will take open book written exams at the conclusion of the Course. An IPC-A-610 Certified IPC Specialist Certification is valid for two (2) years after successfully completing this course. A relevant Recertification course/training is available to IPC-A-610 Certified IPC Specialist (CIS) skilled students who have previously achieved their Certified IPC Specialist (CIS) certification in the last two years.

Who this course is for

Anyone seeking to know whether a design is acceptable, such as IPC-A-610 Certified IPC Specialist (CIS), can benefit from the IPC-A-610 Certified IPC Specialist (CIS) training.

  • Assembly operators
  • Quality assurance inspectors
  • Quality Supervisors
  • Inbound inspectors
  • Assembly manufacturing supervisors
  • Production Managers
  • Management PersonnelQuality professionals and executives who want to better understand the impact of quality on their products and processes.
  • Anyone responsible for the quality and reliability of electronics assemblies.


Module 1 – IPC-A-610G Foreword, Applicable Documents, and Handling (Mandatory)

All other sections of the document, including those that are optional, must conform to this mandatory module, as well as the listing of applicable documents, and electronic assemblies.

  • General Overview
  • Personnel Proficiency
  • Classification
  • Definition of Requirements
  • Terms and Definitions
  • Inspection Methodology
  • Basic material handling, electro-static discharge (ESD) basics and facility guidelines

Module 2 (optional) – IPC-A-610G Soldering and High Voltage

The visual inspection criteria for Soldered connections and high voltage soldered connections are presented in this additional knowledge module. Students who also complete modules 4, 5 or 6 must acquire this module.

  • Soldering Acceptability Requirements
  • Soldering Anomalies
  • High voltage soldering criteria

Module 3 (optional) – IPC-A-610G Component Damage & PCBs, Cleanliness

Students who will also complete modules 4, 5, and 6 must complete this additional knowledge module if they want to be certain that their assemblies are clean and properly packaged. This module is required for those who will do so. And also must also complete the visual inspection criteria for component damage, PCB damage, and cleanliness of assemblies in this additional knowledge module.
  • Damage to individual components
  • Non-Soldered Contact Areas
  • Laminate Conditions
  • Conductors/Lands
  • Flexible and Rigid-Flex Printed Circuitry
  • Marking
  • Cleanliness requirements
  • Solder Mask Coating
  • Conformal Coating

Module 4 (optional) – IPC-A-610G Terminals

Visual inspection criteria are added to this knowledge module to identify terminal and wire connections.

  • attachment of terminals to circuit boards (swaging)
  • Placement and soldering criteria of wires to terminals

Module 5 (optional) – IPC-A-610G Through-hole Technology

The visual inspection criteria for through-hole connections are contained in this additional knowledge module.

  • Handling, placement and solder requirements for trough hole components.

Module 6 (optional) – IPC-A-610G Surface Mount Technology

The visual inspection criteria for Surface Mount connections are contained in this additional knowledge module.

  • Handling, placement and solder requirements for most common surface mount components.

Module 7 (optional) – IPC-A-610G Hardware

The visual inspection criteria for hardware and hardware connections used on electronic assemblies are contained in this additional knowledge module.

  • Various support materials that are used to install components onto PCBs
  • Installing PCAs into product chassis

Module 8 (optional) – IPC-A-610G Solderless Wire Wrap

The visual inspection criteria for solderless wire wrap connections are included in this additional knowledge module.

  • Acceptability of wire to pin connections (Also known as Discrete Wiring)


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.