The Certified Standards Expert (CSE) is a subject matter professional with a high level of knowledge and understanding of a specific IPC standard or group of standards but doesn’t train students or teach IPC classes. As a Certified Standards Expert (CSE), you have the opportunity to support your organization as a key subject expert on the IPC-A-600, interfacing with a variety of functions within your firm and providing critical interpretation support of the standards, without the requirements carried under previous IPC Instructor Certifications. The IPC-A-600 Certified Standards Expert (CSE) Training and Certification Course is an extensive three (3) day paragraph-by-paragraph review of the IPC-A-600 Standard.
At the conclusion of the Course, students will be subjected to open and closed book written examinations. Candidates for CSE certification must successfully complete three exams: 1) The Enhanced Policy and Procedures Exam, 2) General Knowledge Exam and 3) Standard Endorsement Exam. The General Knowledge Exam is a closed-book test with 30 multiple-choice questions. Candidates must complete the exam within 1-hour. The Standard Specific exam is an open-book test with 70 multiple-choice questions. Candidates must complete the exam within 2.5 hours.
Students who successfully complete this Course are awarded an IPC-A-600 Certified Standards Expert (CSE) Certification valid for two (2) years. For students who have previously achieved their Certified Standards Expert (CSE) certification within the last two years a relevant Recertification course/training is available.
Who this course is for
- Anyone who want to be a subject matter professional with a high level of knowledge and understanding of a specific IPC standard or group of standards but doesn’t train students or teach IPC classes.
- The role of the Certified Standards Expert may vary by organization, but the CSE will be able to:
- Act as a subject matter expert for their organization, answering standard related questions, providing support to various levels of the organization, and, interpreting the standard for their organization.
- Judge organizational conflicts in opinion of a viewed condition.
- Act as the intermediary between the organization and IPC staff and/or industry experts on standards questions.
- Update the organization on the latest standards and best practices from industry.
- Provide feedback to standards committees on updates to the process for inclusion in the standards.
- Interface with designers and process engineers to develop assembly processes.