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IPC-A-600 Instructor

IPC-A-600 Instructor

This 3-day, lectured course utilizes the images in the IPC-A-600 document to provide visual accept/reject criteria examples for all three classes of bare board fabrication and inspection. The IPC-A-600, “The Acceptability of Printed Boards”, describes the preferred, acceptable, and nonconforming conditions that are either externally or internally observable on printed boards.

The IPC-A-600 specification is the focal point of this course and will be covered in its entirety. As part of the requirements for certification, students must score an 80% on the final examination.

What Students Receive

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

  • IPC-A-600 Acceptability of Printed Boards (if ordered)
  • IPC-6012 Qualification and Performance Specification for Rigid Printed Boards (if ordered)
  • Instructor Guide
  • Course Visuals
  • IPC Certificate of Training

Course Outline

Day 1

  • General Overview
  • Terms and Definitions
  • Acceptance Criteria
Externally Observable Characteristics
  • Board Edges
  • Base Material Surface and Subsurface
  • Solder Coatings and Fused Tin Lead
  • Holes–Plated Through and Unsupported
  • Printed Contacts
  • Marking
  • Solder Resist
  • Dimensional Characteristics

Day 2

Internally Observable Characteristics
  • Dielectric Materials
  • Conductive Patterns
  • Plated Through–Holes (General, Drilled, Punched)
  • Flexible Printed Circuits
  • Rigid – Flex Printed Boards
  • Metal Core Printed Boards
  • Flush Printed Boards
  • Cleanliness Testing
  • Solderability Testing
  • Electrical Integrity
  • Instructor Skills

Day 3

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

Choose the format for IPC-A-600 Instructor 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 In-Person (our scheduled classes in various locations), Online, Online Challenge (if you know the content, test out and get your certification), On-Demand (meaning 24/7 access), On-Site (for larger groups at your facility’s), or Dedicated Online (where you select the class, date and time and we deliver the program live), EPTAC has you covered.

In Person

Attend a live, in-person, instructor lead class which are regularly scheduled in a variety of locations across North America. Enjoy the real time conversations and interaction from not only EPTAC’s Master Instructors, but your classmates as well. Find a location and date below that fits into your busy schedule.


Enjoy the convenience of online training with live interaction and instruction from EPTAC’s Master Instructors, all from the comfort of training at home or in the office and reducing your travel expenses and costs. Find a date below that fits into your busy schedule.

On Site

Have a group of employees to train and certify? Let us come to you. We will send one of EPTAC’s Master Instructors, equipment and materials to your location on your schedule. Just provide the classroom and we do the rest. Ask us how we can help.

Dedicated Online

Schedule your own personal corporate online class. Enjoy all the convenience of online training for your own group of employees with live interaction and instruction from EPTAC’s Master Instructors, regardless of whether your employees are at home or in the office and reducing your travel expenses and costs. Ask us how we can make it happen.


Test, Pass the Exam(s) and go directly to IPC Certification. If you understand the content of this 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. Select your date below. Remember to study.

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.