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Counterfeit Components Workshop – Online Program

In cooperation and partnership with IDEA, this course provides a basic introduction to Counterfeit Mitigation as well as an introduction to IDEA-STD-1010, including training in methods for the visual detection of counterfeit and substandard characteristics, through a hands-on workshop. The training environment provides a unique opportunity to examine real components with live, on-site microscopic magnification to obtain experience in the visual inspection techniques of IDEA-STD-1010 and learn how to detect counterfeit components firsthand.

*About IDEA-ICE-3000 Professional Inspector Certification
This program is open to all participates, however; successful completion of this training does not guarantee eligibility for the IDEA-ICE-3000 Exam. For this to occur candidates must be employees of an OEM, CM, EMS Provider, or an IDEA General Member. All prospective IDEA-ICE-3000 Exam candidates must contact IDEA prior to submitting an Exam Application (Click Here) to confirm they have fulfilled all eligibility requirements.

Complete IDEA Counterfeit Component Program Schedule

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Who Should Attend: This training course is recommended for component engineering, procurement, quality assurance, and inspection personnel.

Date: November 01, 2021
Time: 10:00am ET (Eastern Time)
Course Length: 8 Hours
Cost: $989 (plus shipping and handling)

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Standard(s) and Document(s) Required


  • Once registered, you are required to order the relative standard(s) (if needed) for class if you do not already have them. They can be found by clicking on the order buttons above. Any additional document(s) will be sent to the registrant’s email from EPTAC Corporation in PDF format. These materials will be needed to participate in class.

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  • EPTAC’s got you covered. Exams required for IPC Certification and Recertification can be proctored remotely via IPC EDGE or with an EPTAC Certified Master IPC Instructor. Ask us how we can help find an option for you either remotely in a stay-at-home/office environment or with one of our Instructors.
  • Note: Once enrolled, download of Remote Proctoring Software is required.
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System Requirements


  • IMPORTANT: Camera (webcam) and microphone required for all live EPTAC Online programs.
  • Note: Once enrolled, download of Remote Proctoring Software is required. You will receive a link to do so.
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  • Online Programs can be launched from your browser. See TEST YOUR COMPUTER below.
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If you are experiencing any problems, please contact Customer Support at [email protected].

All attendees will receive:

  • Copy of IDEA-STD-1010: Acceptability of Electronic Components Distributed in the Open Market
  • EPTAC Certification of Completion

Program Outline:

Welcome and Orientation

Introduction to IDEA-STD-1010

Supplier Management of Independent Distributors

  • Independent Distributor Supplier Program
  • Independent Distributors in the Supply Chain
  • Basics – How Distribution Works
  • About the Open Market
  • Open Market Inspection
  • Counterfeiting Origination

Creating Expectations: Quality Independent Distributors

  • Attributes and Capabilities
  • Value-Added Services

The Inspection Program

  • Open Market Inspection
  • Equipment and Tools
  • Inspector Approach

The Inspection Process

  • Overview of counterfeit and substandard characteristics
  • Examples of acceptability vs. nonconforming conditions
  • Review of key visual inspection skills

Hands-On Microscopic Examination of Parts

Preparing for the IDEA-ICE-3000 Professional Inspection Certification Exam

  • Exam Terms and Condition
  • Overview of Content
  • Exam Resources and References

This Program is delivered in English only.