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IPC-A-620 Instructor

This 4-day lectured course is a comprehensive, instructor-level certification that teaches inspection and assembly criteria for all three classes of cable and wire harness assembly. This course is based on the IPC/WHMA-A-620, “Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies”, the most widely used inspection specification for the cable and wire harness assembly industry.

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Module 1: Introduction/Policy and Procedures
  • Module 2: Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies and Applicable Documents
  • Module 3: Wire Preparation
  • Module 4: Soldered Terminations
  • Module 5: Crimp Terminations

Day 2

  • Review and Review Exercise
  • Module 5 (cont.): Crimp Terminations
  • Module 6: Insulation Displacement (IDC)
  • Module 7: Ultrasonic Welding
  • Module 8: Splices
  • Module 9: Connectorization

Day 3

  • Review and Review Exercise
  • Module 9 (cont.): Connectorization
  • Module 10: Molding / Potting
  • Module 11: Cable Assemblies and Wires
  • Module 12: Marking Labeling
  • Module 13: Coaxial and Twinaxial Cable Assemblies
  • Module 14: Wire Bundle Securing

    Day 4

    • Review and Review Exercise
    • Module 14 (cont.): Wire Bundle Securing
    • Module 15: Shielding
    • Module 16: Cable/Wire Harness Protective Coverings
    • Module 17: Installation
    • Module 18: Solderless Wrap
    • Module 19: Testing/Review


Day 5 – Optional Hands-On Labs

  • Module 1: Lab Overview
    • Review harness assembly print, materials and tooling
  • Module 2: Wire Prep and Solder Termination – no soldering
    • Cut and semi-stripping five wires
    • Install wires onto the harness board
  • Module 3: Lug Crimp Terminations
    • Cut, strip and crimp two styles of lug-type terminals
    • Install wires onto the harness board
  • Module 4: Pin Crimp Terminations
    • Cut, strip and crimp two styles of pin terminals
    • Install wires onto the harness board
  • Module 5: Coaxial Terminations
    • Cut, strip RG59 wire; assemble two coaxial connections
    • Install wires onto the harness board
  • Module 6: IDC Terminations
    • Cut, strip CAT5 wire; crimp two IDC connectors
    • Install wires onto the harness board
  • Module 7: Mass Terminations
    • Cut, ribbon cable; crimp two mass termination connectors
  • Module 8: Harness Securing
    • Secure the cable using tie-wraps and lacing cord







Choose the format for IPC-A-620 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 Scheduled Classes (in various locations or 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 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.