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IPC-6012 Instructor

If you are looking for a comprehensive program that will develop your understanding of design, specifications, fabrication and inspection of printed circuit boards (PCBs), this is the certification for you. The IPC-6012 “Qualification and Performance Specification for Rigid Printed Boards”, specification establishes and defines the qualification and performance requirements for the fabrication of rigid printed boards.

This 4-day, lectured course is a comprehensive, instructor-level certification that teaches the requirements for design, fabrication and inspection of rigid printed boards. Based heavily on IPC-6012 with supporting documentation from IPC-A-600 “The Acceptability of Printed Boards”, this certification is a great asset for designers, manufacturing and quality engineers, purchasing agents, managers and supervisors, fabricators, board shop auditors and anyone recommending, inspecting, or specifying printed circuit boards.


Everyone who successfully completes the program can receive instructional materials necessary for conducting Certified IPC Specialist Training:

  • IPC-6012 Qualification and Performance Specification for Rigid Printed Boards (if ordered)
  • CD-ROM containing an Instructor Guide, Course Visuals and all materials to conduct CIS training (if ordered)
  • IPC Certificate of Training

Day 1

  • Introduction and Professional Training/Certification Policies and Procedures
  • Scope/Applicable Documents
  • General and Material Requirements
  • Visual Requirements

Day 2

  • Visual Requirements (continued)
  • Dimensional and Conductor Requirements
  • Structural Integrity
  • Solder Mask, Electrical, Cleanliness, Rework and Repair

Day 3

  • Special Requirements
  • Quality Assurance Provisions and Notes
  • Supplemental Requirements
  • Questions and Review
  • Instructor Skills

Day 4

  • Course Summary/Review
  • Open Book Examination
  • Closed Book Examination
  • Instructor/Student Conference
  • Wrap-Up

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