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IPC/WHMA-A-620 Certified IPC Trainer (CIT)

Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies for Trainers

The IPC/WHMA-A-620 Training and Certification Program offers those interested in company-wide quality assurance initiatives in an industry traceable, IPC-sponsored program to support their commitment to continuous improvement of product quality and reliability. The program provides individuals with a portable credential that represents their understanding of the IPC/WHMA-A-620.

IPC/WHMA-A-620 Certified IPC Trainer (CIT) candidates are sent by their parent companies to receive intensive training on the IPC/WHMA-A-620 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/WHMA-A-620 Certified IPC Trainers (CIT) are provided instructional materials for training Certified IPC Specialist (CIS) in a modular training program. IPC/WHMA-A-620 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/WHMA-A-620 Certified IPC Trainer (CIT)?

Anyone responsible for the quality and reliability of electronic assemblies should consider becoming an IPC/WHMA-A-620 Certified IPC Trainer (CIT). Trainers and quality supervisors versed in electronic assembly are excellent candidates for IPC/WHMA-A-620 training, as are engineering and manufacturing supervisors with assembly responsibilities.

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

The term for an IPC/WHMA-A-620 Certified IPC Trainer (CIT) is two years. Re-certification training is conducted at the IPC Licensed Certification Centers.

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Certification: 4 days including exam

Recertification: 1,5 day including exam

Challenge test: 0,5 day exam

Course materials

A copy of the IPC/WHMA-A-620 Standard is included for each Student. On succesful completion of the course/training, the IPC/WHMA-A-620 Trainer will receive all materials to carry out the Certified IPC Specialist (CIS) training.


Modules Title Duration
Session 1 Introduction/Course Overview/Policy and Procedures 1.5 Hrs.
Session 2 Foreword (Section 1) and Applicable Documents (Section 2) 2 Hrs.
Session 3 Preparation (Section 3) 0.5 Hr.
Session 4 Soldered Terminations (Section 4) 3 Hrs.
Session 5 Crimp Terminations (Section 5) 2 Hrs.
Session 6 Insulation Displacement (IDC) (Section 6) 1 Hr.
Session 7 Ultrasonic Welding (Section 7) 0.5 Hr.
Session 8 Splices (Section 8) 1.5 Hrs.
Session 9 Connectorization (Section 9) 1.5 Hrs.
Session 10 Over-Molding/Potting (Section 10) 1.5 Hrs.
Session 11 Measuring Cable Assemblies and Wires (Section 11) 0.5 Hr.
Session 12 Marking/Labeling (Section 12) 0.75 Hr.
Session 13 Coaxial and Biaxial Cable Assemblies (Section 13) 2.5 Hrs.
Session 14 Securing (Section 14) 1 Hr.
Session 15 Harness/Cable Electrical Shielding (Section 15) 1.5 Hrs.
Session 16 Cable/Wire Harness Protective Coverings (Section 16) 0.5 Hr.
Session 17 Finished Assembly Installation (Section 17) 0.75 Hr.
Session 18 Solderless Wrap (Section 18) 0.75 Hr.
Session 19 Testing (Section 19) 0.5 Hr.
Session 20 Instructor Skills, CIT Roles and Responsibilities 0.5 Hr.
Session 21 Testing/Review 4 Hrs.
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