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IPC 7711/7721 Certified IPC Trainer (CIT)

Rework, Modify and Repair Electronic Assemblies for Trainers

This train-the-trainer program teaches industry-approved techniques on through hole and surface mount rework, land, conductor and laminate repair. It also provides a flexible, highly skills-oriented training program with teaching materials that enable a qualified representative from your company to train operators on a variety of procedures from the IPC-7711B/7721B Rework of Electronic Assemblies/Repair and Modification of Printed Boards and Electronic Assemblies.

Companies participating in IPC’s Rework, Repair and Modification Program send candidates to¬†approved IPC-7711/7721 training centers¬†for forty hours of intensive, hands-on instruction. Candidates who pass the classroom exam and skills demonstrations are recognized by IPC as “Certified IPC Trainers,” and leave with a lesson plan, visuals and materials for training Application Specialists on up to nine different assembly rework and repair modules. IPC 7711/7721 Certified IPC Trainer (CIT) are certified for two years.

The Certified IPC Trainer course covers common rework and repair techniques.

Who Should Become an IPC 7711/7721 Certified IPC Trainer (CIT)?

While there are no formal entrance requirements, Certified IPC Trainer candidates must have excellent hand soldering skills. Training, manufacturing and quality assurance supervisors with considerable experience in both teaching and assembly rework procedures are strongly encouraged to receive this certification.

An average of 80% is required across all the closed and open-book tests to achieve a pass.

The term for an IPC 7711/7721 Certified IPC Trainer (CIT) is two years. Re-certification training is conducted at the Authorized Certification Centers.


Certification: 5 days including exam

Recertification: 2 days including exam

Challenge test: 1 day exam

Course materials

A copy of the IPC-7711/7721 Standard is included for each Student On succesful completion of the course/training, the IPC-7711/7721 Trainer will receive all materials to carry out the Certified IPC Specialist (CIS) training


Modules Title Duration
Session 1 Lecture Welcome and Introductions 0.5 hr.
Session 2 Lecture Policies and Procedures 1 hr.
Session 3 Lecture Common Procedures 2 hrs.
Session 4 Lecture Wire Splicing 0.5 hr.
Session 5 Demo Wire Splicing 0.5 hr.
Session 6 Lab Wire Splicing 1 hr.
Session 7 Lecture Through-hole 1 hr.
Session 8 Demo Through-hole 0.5 hr.
Session 9 Lab Through-hole 2.5 hrs.
Session 10 Lecture Chip & MELF 1 hr.
Session 11 Demo Chip & MELF 0.5 hr.
Session 12 Lab Chip & MELF 2.5 hrs.
Session 13 Lecture Gull Wing Lead 1 hr.
Session 14 Demo SOIC/SOT 0.5 hr.
Session 15 Lab SOIC/SOT 2 hrs.
Session 16 Demo QFP 0.5 hr.
Session 17 Lab QFP 2.5 hrs.
Session 18 Lecture J-Lead 0.5 hr.
Session 19 Demo J-Lead 0.5 hr.
Session 20 Lab J-Lead 2 hrs.
Session 21 Lecture Laminate Repair 0.5 hr.
Session 22 Demo Laminate Repair 0.5 hr.
Session 23 Lab Laminate Repair 1.5 hrs.
Session 24 Lecture PWB Circuit Repair 0.5 hr.
Session 25 Demo PWB Circuit Repair 0.5 hr.
Session 26 Lab PWB Circuit Repair 3.5 hrs.
Session 27 Lecture IG & Conformal Coating 0.5 hr.
Session 28 Demo IG & Conformal Coating 0.5 hr.
Session 29 Lab IG & Conformal Coating 1 hr.
Session 30 Lecture BGA 1 hr.
Session 31 Lecture Comprehensive Review 1 hr.
Session 32 Testing & Test Review 2 hrs.
Session 33 Lecture Admin Responsibilities of a CIT Graduation 0.5 hr.
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