Course Description

Anyone who wants to renew their IPC/WHMA-A-620 Certified Standards Expert (CSE) Certification must take this two (2) days IPC/WHMA-A-620 Standard Expert 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/WHMA-A-620 Certified Standards Expert (CSE) Certification training aims all three classes for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies.

A certificate must be renewed every 24 months. IPC/WHMA-A-620 Certified Standards Expert (CSE) Certification can complete a recertification Training Course within six months before the expiration of the certificate.


After the Course fulfilment, trainees will be subjected to open and closed book written examinations. Prospects for CSE certification must complete three exams:

1) The Enhanced Policy and Procedures Exam,

2) General Knowledge Exam

3) Standard Endorsement Exam.

The General Knowledge Exam consists of 30 multiple-choice questions. It is a closed-book test. The 70 multiple-choice questions on the Standard-Specific exam are open-book. A candidate must finish the exam within two and a half hours.
This Course of IPC/WHMA-A-620 Certified Standards Expert (CSE) Certification valid for two (2) years is awarded to students who complete this Course. An appropriate recertification course for Certified Standards Expert (CSE) who have previously achieved their Certified Standards Expert (CSE) certification within the last two years is available to students who have achieved their CSE certification.

Who this course is for

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


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

All of the content that applies to other sections of the document, lists of applicable documents, and electronic assemblies should be included in this module.

  • 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

The Wire and cable Connections knowledge module include process requirements and acceptability restrictions for wire and cable connections performed by crimping and Insulation Displacement Connectors.

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

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

Process and acceptability requirements must be met for wire and cable connections made by soldering and those connections used in a high voltage assembly.

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

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

It is the process requirements and acceptability requirements for wire and cable connections installed into various connectors and mouldings and potting.

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

Module 5 – IPC/WHMA-A-620C Splices

The wire and cable process requirements and acceptability requirements contained in this knowledge module are for wire and cable requiring splices.

  • Splices (section 8)

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

The wire and cable assembly marking, securing, shielding, and finishing processes must be conformity approved in this knowledge module.

  • 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 assembly knowledge module includes process requirements and acceptability considerations for coaxial cables.

  • Coaxial and Twinaxial Cable Assemblies (section 13)

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

Ultrasonic welding or solderless wrap connections can result in wire and cable assemblies that require process requirements and acceptability restrictions all are outlined in this 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.

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.