Introduction to Soldering Surface Mount Devices

ETECH’s Introduction to Soldering Surface Mount Devices is a one (1) day hands-on course for staff unfamiliar or new to soldering and is ideally followed by ETECH’s Rework of Surface Mount Devices (includes reworking techniques) course for enhancing skills and understanding. The course demonstrates good practice and teaches the skills applicable to hand soldering to those unfamiliar or new to the industry, as well as showing how components are recognised and positioned.

This hands-on training is designed for anyone who need to learn and practice basic hand soldering techniques that are used in the manufacture of electronic assemblies.

On site training

If you are looking at training several people and a way to reduce the time out of the office, travel and addition expense of sending people to a class, then On-Site Training may be for you.

ETECH Training offers all training course either at our Training Centers or On-Site at your facility. Please Contact our Business Support Team for details on student quantity and material discounts.

If you have 4 or more attendees or you would like to host an open enrollment class in your area/country, please Contact our Business Support Team for your personal discount.

What you’ll learn

  • Practical soldering skills
  • Fundamentals of soldering SMDs
  • Use of tools and equipment
  • Fitting components to printed circuit boards (PCBs)
  • Basic electrostatic discharge (ESD) procedures
  • Health & Safety in the workshop


Standard duration of the training is 1 day

Validity of the Certificate

The certification term for all ETECH Training programs are 2 years. This is also according to ISO 9001:2015 paragraph 7.2.
The certification term begins on the date a candidate successfully completes all the program’s minimum certification requirements.
Certifications only reflect the expiration month and year. Certifications expire the last day of the expiration month, regardless of the day of the month the certification was granted.

Certification Renewal Period

All certification renewals may only occur within six calendar months prior to the expiration of an existing certification. When a Certificant renews their certification within 6 months of the certification expiration date, the renewed certification will be valid for an additional 2 years from the expiration date of their currently held certification.
If you would like to recertify there are two routes available for you:

  • Recertification course 
  • Challenge Test (Exam only)