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IPC-A-610 Instructor

This 4-day, lectured course utilizes the IPC-A-610 document to explain the visual accept/reject criteria for all three classes of assembly production. The IPC-A-610, “The Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies”, is the most widely used inspection specification for the PWB assembly industry.

To obtain certification, attendees must successfully receive a passing grade on both their open and closed written exams.

Familiarity with the criteria in the IPC-A-610 document is strongly recommended as well as reading/writing in English to understand the document and exam questions.

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Introduction -Establishing and Maintaining Program Integrity
  • Foreword, Applicable Documents and Handling
  • Hardware
  • Soldering

Day 2

  • Terminal Connections
  • PCBs and Assemblies
  • Through-Hole Technology

Day 3

  • Surface Mount Assemblies
  • Component Damage
  • Discrete Wiring
  • Instructor Skills and Responsibilities

Day 4

  • High Voltage
  • Course Summary/Review
  • Open Book Examination
  • Closed Book Examination

Day 5 - Optional Interactive PCB Inspection Lab

This optional, 1-day lab utilizes, lectures, visual acuity exercises, and physical assemblies to provide the students with an experience in visually inspecting printed circuit assemblies

  • Terms and definitions
  • Why inspect
  • How to inspect
Observation Skills Practice 1 – The Needs of Visual Inspection
  • Good Visual Acuity
  • The ability to detect differences
  • Review of Basic Manufacturing Knowledge
  • Systematic approach
  • Patience, Discipline, Consistency
Inspection Lab 1: Through-Hole Board
  • Review results of Lab 1
  • Discuss improvements
Observation Skills Practice 2 – Inspection Lab 2: Surface Mount Board
  • Review results of Lab 2
  • Discuss improvements
Observation Skills Practice 3 – Inspection Lab 3: Mixed Technology Board
  • Review results of Lab 3
  • Discuss improvements
  • Instructor to grade results
Wrap up
  • Certificate of Attendance

Choose the format for IPC-A-610 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), OnlineOnline 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.


Scheduled Classes - Online or In Person

Attend a live instructor led class which are regularly scheduled online or in a variety of locations across North America. Enjoy the real time conversations and interaction with EPTAC’s Master Instructors and your classmates.

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.