Course Description

Anyone who wants to renew their IPC-A-610 Specialist Certification must take this two (2) days IPC-A-610 Specialist Certification. To maintain your 24-month certification, you must re-certify before your certification expires. To enhance an individual’s skill and ability to distinguish between acceptable and unacceptable printed boards, IPC-A-610 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. 

A certificate must be renewed every 24 months. IPC-A-610 Specialist Certification can complete a recertification Training Course within six months before the expiration of the certificate.


After completing the Course, students will take open book written examinations and be required to perform acceptable rework and repairs based on IPC-A-610 Certified IPC Specialist(CIS) Certification. A student who successfully completes this Course is rewarded with an IPC-A-610 Certified IPC Specialist (CIS) Certification that stays Valid for Two(2) Years. Students who have previously earned their Certified IPC Specialist (CIS) certification within the last two years may take part in a relevant recertification course/ training.

Who this course is for

  • Anyone who wishes to renew their IPC certificate and is currently designated as a Certified IPC Specialist (CIS) with a valid certificate.


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. Please contact our business support team for details on student quantity and material discounts.


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.