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IPC-A-600 Certified IPC Trainer (CIT)

Acceptability of Printed Boards for Trainers.

Those interested in company-wide quality assurance initiatives have an industry developed and approved, IPC-sponsored program to support their commitment to continuous operations and product improvement. IPC recognition sends a strong message to customers that your company is serious about implementing IPC-A-600.

IPC-A-600 Certified IPC Trainer (CIT) candidates are sent by their parent companies to receive intensive training on the IPC-A-600 from an IPC authorized certification center. Candidates are certified once they complete their course of study and pass the certification examinations. If they feel they do not need the training course, candidates may opt to take a “challenge test” administered by one of the certification centers. IPC-A-600 Certified IPC Trainers (CIT) are provided instructional materials for training Certified IPC Specialist (CIS) in a modular training program. IPC-A-600 Certified IPC Trainers (CIT) are considered certified for two years after the course completion date. They must then re-certify at an IPC authorized certification site.

Who Should Become an IPC-A-600 Certified IPC Trainer (CIT)?

Anyone responsible for the quality and reliability of Printed Boards should consider becoming an IPC-A-600 Certified IPC Trainer (CIT). Trainers and quality supervisors versed in Printed Boards are excellent candidates for A-600 training, as are engineering and manufacturing supervisors with Printed Boards responsibilities.

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

The term for an IPC-A-600 Certified IPC Trainer (CIT) is two years. Re-certification training is conducted at the IPC Licensed Certification Centers.

Preview the table of contents IPC-A-600H


Certification: 3 days including exam

Recertification: 1,5 day including exam

Challenge test: 0,5 day exam

Course materials

A copy of the IPC-A-600 Standard is included for each Student. On succesful completion of the course/training, the IPC-A-600 Trainer will receive all materials to carry out the Certified IPC Specialist (CIS) training.


Modules Title Duration
Session 1 Training & Certification Policies and Procedures 1 Hr.
Session 2 Introduction 1 Hr.
Session 3 Printed Board Edges, Base Material Surface and Subsurface 1 Hr.
Session 4 Solder Coatings and Holes 1 Hr.
Session 5 Printed Contacts and Marking 1 Hr.
Session 6 Solder Mask, Pattern Definition and Flatness 1 Hr.
Session 7 Lab 1 Hr.
Session 8 Dielectric Materials and Conductive Patterns 2 Hrs.
Session 9 Plated Through Holes 2 Hrs.
Session 10 Miscellaneous and Cleanliness Testing 1,5 Hrs.
Session 11 Instructor Skills 0,5 Hr.
Session 12 Administrative Responsibilites of a CIT 1 Hr.
Session 13 Question and Answer Period 1 Hr.
Session 14 Exam Graduation and distribution of CIS Training Material 6 Hrs.
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