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IPC-A-600 Instructor Certification – Online Program

This 3-day Instructor Level live online course, for certification, 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 successfully complete and pass all exams to receive a certification.

The following Standard is required for class participation:

Welcome to eTraining from EPTAC

Now, in addition to our classroom and onsite training programs, you can enjoy the convenience of online training with live interaction and instruction from EPTAC’s Master Instructors. Add convenience and cut expenses by registering online today.

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.

Exam Proctoring Requirements (Now with Remote Proctoring)


  • Now with stay-at-home/office remote proctoring for certification testing.
  • 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.
  • Contact EPTAC ([email protected]) or 1.800.643.7822 to coordinate your exam delivery.

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.
  • FOR IT DEPARTMENTS (Information ONLY, NO need to download): LockDown Browser Software
  • Online Programs can be launched from your browser. See TEST YOUR COMPUTER below.
  • ZOOM Account (Optional). You can download the ZOOM APP FREE (This is free. Sign up for a basic plan using the same registration email for this class. Sign Up Here)
  • Already have a ZOOM Account? Perfect. Register for this course with the same login email address you use with ZOOM.
  • TEST YOUR COMPUTER: Just to make sure you are ready to go, to test your computer or mobile device so that you are ready to go, click here for more information.

If you are experiencing any problems, please contact Customer Support at [email protected].

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

  • Instructor Guide
  • Course Visuals
  • IPC Certificate of Training


  • Introduction
    • 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


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


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

This Program is delivered in English only.