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IPC Certifications

IPC is an organization dedicated to establishing consistent standards for electronic equipment and assemblies, including soldering. They provide various industry-recognized training and certification programs, many of which can be completed through EFSC.

These standards — which are designed to reflect the consensus of the entire industry — are developed by industry professionals, academics, and expert trainers. The programs are regularly updated, and you'll need to renew your certification every two years to stay current.

Obtaining IPC certification is both an investment in your future and a way to demonstrate your expertise through internationally recognized programs.

Training Options in Spring Term 2024

EFSC has partnered with CareerSource Brevard to offer free Soldering Training for eligible candidates, starting with the first Bootcamp class, EERX 0060 Through-Hole & SMT Soldering, from January 18 - 29, 2024. That course was followed by the second class, EERX 0028 IPC J-STD-001 Certified Spec, from February 1 - 12, 2024, with the 3rd and 4th classes taking place in March and April.

IPC Certifications

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Delivery Methods
On-Campus
Location
Palm Bay
Contact Information

Scholarship Inquiries:
Stephanie Robinson, CareerSource Brevard
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Course Questions:
Stephen Taylor, Workforce Training
continuingeducation@easternflorida.edu
321-433-7500

To inquire about upcoming class options and verify eligibility for a scholarship to cover the course tuition, contact Stephanie Robinson at CareerSource Brevard BEFORE registering for the course by emailing her at srobinson@careersourcebrevard.com. She will assist with verifying eligibility and then registering you or putting you on a wait list for future class options. This training program is provided by the Florida Atlantic Workforce Alliance (FAWA) grant. Eligibility is based on household income and/or employment at time of application.

Students who do not qualify for the scholarship and who want to self-pay for the courses can use the link to view prices and use the online registration system for upcoming classes if eligible.

Register for Soldering Courses: Online System

By investing in IPC training and certification, you can:

You can find additional details about each IPC certification course, such as detailed course descriptions, in the accordion below.

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In compliance with Florida statute 119-07(1): SSNs are requested for the sole purpose of registering non-credit, continuing education students. SSNs are confidential, are immediately converted to student IDs (B numbers) to ensure confidentiality, and may be used for no other purpose. SSNs may only be disclosed to another agency or governmental entity if necessary for the receiving agency or entity to perform its duties and responsibilities as authorized by law.

Course Details

IPC J-STD-001 Certification

If you already know how to solder and have experience with circuit boards, this course is perfect for you. It consists of five modules and is the ideal choice for learning how to create electronic devices.

You'll begin with the first module, which is lecture-based and serves as a prerequisite for the remaining four modules. Once you've completed the first module, you'll move on to practical work in the soldering lab. You'll start by working on a practice board before moving on to a real circuit board project, where you'll demonstrate your ability to assemble it and create strong solder connections.

To become certified, you'll need to excel in the online exams and showcase your soldering skills. Attendance is also mandatory for all classes. Missing a class means you won't be able to take the test or obtain certification for that specific module.

When you enroll in this course, you'll receive access to various materials including the online exams, a handbook, soldering tools, and an official IPC certificate (upon successful completion of the program).

Here are the topics you'll cover:

  • Module 1: Specification Review
  • Module 2: Wire Preparation and Terminals
  • Module 3: Through-Hole Soldering
  • Module 4: Surface Mount Soldering
  • Module 5: Inspection and Process Control
IPC J-STD-001 (Space Addendum)

If you've successfully completed IPC J-STD-001 Module 1, you can consider enrolling in this IPC J-STD-001 Space Addendum course.

This optional sixth module introduces additional requirements beyond those found in IPC J-STD-001. Its purpose is to guarantee the reliability of soldered electrical and electronic assemblies designed to endure the rigorous conditions of space, including vibration and thermal cyclic environments during space travel and operations.

Please note that this module is delivered in a lecture format. Upon successfully completing this course, you'll be awarded IPC certification for this module.

Please remember to bring your IPC J-STD-001 Module 1 certificate to class as a prerequisite for enrollment.

IPC A-610 Certification

This course, entitled "Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies," is a lecture-based program that covers the most widely used specification for post-assembly inspection. It also provides comprehensive visual criteria for accepting or rejecting electronic assemblies across all three classes of production.

The course spans 24 classroom hours and is comprised of nine modules. Attendance is mandatory for all classes, which are available both in-person and online. Missing a class means you will not be permitted to take the exam or receive certification for the corresponding module.

Upon successful completion of this course, you'll earn recognition as a Certified IPC Specialist (CIS) within the industry's developed and approved IPC A-610 training and certification program.

When you enroll in this course, you'll receive access to various materials including the online exams, a handbook, and an official IPC certificate (upon successful completion of the program).

The course covers the following topics:

  • Modules 1 and 2: Introduction
  • Module 3: Hardware Installation
  • Module 4: Soldering/HV (High Voltage)
  • Module 5: Terminals
  • Module 6: Through-Hole
  • Module 7: Surface Mount
  • Module 8: PCBs/Assemblies and Component Damage
  • Module 9: Wire Wrap
IPC/WHMA A-620 Certification

This course, "Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies," is centered around the most widely used specification for inspecting cable and wire harnesses. It also includes visual criteria for accepting or rejecting products across all three classes of production.

This lecture-based course spans 24 hours and is comprised of eight modules. Attendance is mandatory for all classes, which are available both in-person and online. Missing a class means you will not be permitted to take the exam or receive certification for the corresponding module.

Successful completion of this program will designate you as a Certified IPC Specialist (CIS) in the industry-approved IPC/WHMA A-620 training and certification program.

When you enroll in this course, you'll receive access to various materials including the online exams, a handbook, and an official IPC certificate (upon successful completion of the program).

The course covers the following topics:

  • Modules 1 and 2: Introduction
  • Module 3: Crimp Terminations: Insulation Displacement (IDC)
  • Module 4: Connectorization, Molding, and Potting
  • Module 5: Splices (Soldered and Crimp)
  • Module 6: Marking and Labeling, Wire Bundle Securing, Shielding, and Protective Coverings
  • Module 7: Coaxial and Twinaxial Cable Assemblies
  • Module 8: Solderless Wire Wrap
IPC/WHMA A-620 Certification (With Hands-On Lab)

This course offers a comprehensive, integrated approach by combining the IPC/WHMA A-620 certification course with an optional hands-on lab, ensuring that you gain both theoretical knowledge and practical skills in cable and wire harness inspection and assembly.

The hands-on component is comprised of practical projects including soldered terminations, crimped terminations, coax-clamped connections, and coax-crimped connections. Your instructor will guide you through essential topics, such as IDC mass termination, IDC modular connector usage, and wire bundle securing techniques.

Upon successfully completing this course and the certification exams, you will receive both IPC/WHMA A-620 Certification and an EFSC certificate designating your participation in the lab component.

IPC 7711 and IPC 7721 Certification

This 40-hour advanced "Rework of Electronic Assemblies/Repair" and "Modification of Printed Boards and Electronic Assemblies" combination course is designed for experienced solderers.

IPC 7711 focuses on printed circuit board rework, while IPC 7721 concentrates on restoring a board's functionality through board repair. This program is highly beneficial to companies, as it provides cost-saving skills, making you a valuable asset to your employer.

When an electronic circuit board is loaded but not functioning correctly, this training equips you with the knowledge and skills to recover the board and its expensive components. Instead of resorting to scrapping or outsourcing, you can safely and efficiently remove components and modify boards to restore them to working order.

Throughout the course, you'll engage in a mix of hands-on practical work in the lab and some lecture sessions.

Topics covered include:

  • Introduction
  • Wire Splicing
  • Through-Hole Rework
  • Chip and MELF Removal/Installation
  • SOIC, SOT, and Gull Wing
  • J-Lead
  • BGA Removal/Replacement
  • Conformal Coating
  • PWB Circuit Repair
  • Laminate Repair

Attendance is mandatory for all classes, as missing a class means you will not be permitted to take the exam or receive certification for the corresponding module.

When you enroll in this course, you'll receive access to various materials including the online exams, a handbook, a specialized kit, and an official IPC certificate (upon successful completion of the program).

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