Course Description

The IPC/WHMA-A-620 cable and wire harness standard was established to meet the needs of the industry. IPC/WHMA-A-620, Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies, is based on the IPC-A-610 standard, which is one of the world’s most heavily used standards. The IPC/WHMA-A-620 Certified IPC Specialist Training and Certification Course is a detailed three (3) day high intensity paragraph-by-paragraph review of the IPC/WHMA-A-620 Standard.


Students will take open book written exams at the conclusion of the Course. An IPC/WHMA-A-620 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 who is responsible for the quality and reliability of cable and wire harness assemblies should take this course. Specifically, engineers, quality supervisors, inspectors and manufacturing employees who are responsible for quality assurance might benefit from this course.


Module 1 – IPC/WHMA-A-620C General content, applicable documents, wire preparation, measuring, and testing

This mandatory module contains content that applies to all other sections of the document, a listing of applicable documents, and the handling of electronic assemblies.

  • Introduction/IPC Professional Policies and Procedures (section 1)
  • Foreword and Applicable Documents (section 2)
  • Cable/wire preparation (section 3)
  • Measuring Cable Assemblies (section 11)
  • Testing Cable Assemblies (section 19)

Module 2 – IPC/WHMA-A-620C Crimping and Insulation Displacement

This additional knowledge module provides process standards for wire and cable connections that are formed by crimping and those formed by Insulation Displacement Connectors.

  • Crimp Terminations (section 5)
  • Insulation Displacement Connections (section 6)

Module 3 – IPC/WHMA-A-620C Soldered Terminals and High Voltage

The process requirements and acceptability requirements for wire and cable connections made by soldering and those connections used in a high voltage assembly are presented in this additional knowledge module.

  • Soldered Terminations (section 4)
  • High Voltage Applications (section 20)

Module 4 – IPC/WHMA-A-620C Connectorization, Molding and Potting

Process requirements and acceptability requirements for wire and cable connections installed into various connectors and moldings and potting are presented in this additional knowledge module.

  • Connectorization (section 9)
  • Molding/Potting (section10)

Module 5 – IPC/WHMA-A-620C Splices

The wire and cable process requirements and acceptability requirements in this additional knowledge module are related to splices.

  • Splices (section 8)

Module 6 – IPC/WHMA-A-620C Marking, Securing, Shielding, and finished assemblies

This additional knowledge module provides process and acceptability requirements for wire and cable assembly marking, securing, shielding and finishing.

  • Marking/Labeling (section 12)
  • Wire Bundle Securing (section 14)
  • Shielding (section 15)
  • Protective Coverings (section 16)

Module 7 – IPC/WHMA-A-620C Coaxial Cables

The wire and cable process and acceptability requirements in this additional knowledge module include coaxial cables.

  • Coaxial and Twinaxial Cable Assemblies (section 13)

Module 8 – IPC/WHMA-A-620C Ultrasonic Welding and Solderless wrap

The wire and cable manufacturing process requirements and acceptability requirements for ultrasonic welding or solderless wrap connections are included in this additional knowledge module.

  • Solderless Wire Wrap (section 18)
  • Ultrasonic Welding (section 7)


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.

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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.