1.0 IPC-A-610 Certified IPC Specialist (CIS)


The education and training goal of this program is to improve individual “discrimination” skills; that is, to improve accuracy of discrimination between “acceptable” or “unacceptable” electronic assembly per the IPC-A-610 series. This program will also teach individuals the reasons for the accept/reject criteria to enhance their motivation and ability to consistently and correctly apply the discrimination criteria.


Upon satisfactory completion of this course:

  • Students will be able to make correct “accept/reject” decisions for the appropriate class/classes of production based on the acceptability requirements of IPC-A-610.
  • Successfully pass written exams with a 70% or better average score on the open and closed book exam


Module 1 – (required)
Introduction/IPC Professional Policies and Procedures
Module 2 – (required)
Foreward, Applicable Documents, & Handling
Module 3 – (optional)
Hardware Installation
Module 4 – (optional)
Soldering (Including High Voltage)
Module 5 – (optional)
Terminal Connections (Requires Modules 4 & 8 prior to taking this module)
Module 6 – (optional)
Through Hole Technology (Including TH Jumper Wires) (Requires Modules 4 & 8 prior to taking this module)
Module 7 – (optional)
Surface Mount Assemblies (Including SMT Jumper Wires) ( Requires Modules 4 & 8 prior to taking this module)
Module 8 – (optional)
Component Damage and Printed Circuit Boards and Assemblies
Module 9 – (optional)
Solderless Wire Wrap


Satisfactory completion of this course:

  • Successfully pass Modules 1 & 2 with an average score of 70% or better
  • Successfully pass Modules 3-9 with an average score of 70% or better


  • IPC-A-610 Manual
  • IPC “Application Specialist (CIS)” Operator Certificate

Prerequisite: None
Class Length: 3 Days
Price: Call for quote*
Certification Length: 24 months

* To schedule this training or for hosting in your area please contact Blackfox. Quantity discounts will apply.