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IPC-6012 Specialist

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, operator-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.

Course Outline

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


Day 4

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

Choose the format for IPC-6012 Specialist that fits your needs

EPTAC offers a variety of options for the way you like to learn or how you would like a program delivered. From Scheduled Classes (online), Dedicated Classes (where you select the class, date and time and we deliver the program at your facility or online), Challenge Tests (if you know the content, test out and get your certification), EPTAC has you covered.


Scheduled Classes - Online

Attend a live instructor led class which are regularly scheduled online. Enjoy the real time conversations and interaction with EPTAC’s Master Instructors and your classmates. This class is not yet available in person. Sign up below for a particular location to receive notifications when registration is open.

Dedicated Classes - Online or On Site

Have a group of employees to train and certify? Let us create a class online or at your location on your schedule. We will have one of EPTAC’s Master Instructors ready with all the required equipment and materials. Ask us how we can make it happen.

Challenge Test

Test, Pass the Exam(s) and go directly to IPC Certification. If you understand the content of a particular program, inside and out, a challenge test might be for you. Simple to set up, EPTAC will get you on your way and the rest is up to you.

Have a question about training or IPC certification?

EPTAC has the knowledge and expertise to help you train your staff, understand your process, and increase production. We are committed to answering your questions promptly, and we look forward to hearing from you.