Course Description

The IPC-7711 Rework of Electronic Assemblies and the IPC-7721 Repair and Modification of Printed Boards and Assemblies are the Electronic Industry’s manuals for the guidelines on re-installing or replacing electronic components and repairing circuitry with minimum impact on quality and reliability. This training program provides a detailed review of the IPC 7711/7721 criteria along with hands-on demonstration of proficiency.


Upon Successful completion of this learning activity, CSE students will be certified as a Standards Expert in the IPC 7711/7721.

CSEs will obtain the knowledge to:

  • Identify the proper tools and procedures for rework and repair of electronic assemblies
  • Demonstrate Through-Hole, J-lead, Gull-Wing, Fine Pitch, and Chip component rework and replacement proficiently to Class 3 standards, using a variety of methods
  • Perform conformal coating removal, laminate repair, pad and trace repair and place and route modification wires
  • Correctly interpret the intent of the IPC 7711/7721 standard
  • Explain the IPC terminology and definitions

What is a CSE?

The Certified Standards Expert (CSE) is a subject matter professional with a high level of knowledge and understanding of a specific IPC standard or group of standards but doesn’t train students or teach IPC classes.

Each CSE Receives:

  • IPC 7711/7721 manual
  • All hands-on materials for reworking and repairing electronic assemblies during class
  • IPC CSE certificate

Upon satisfactory completion of all written and practical exams at an 80% or higher, participants will receive Certified Standards Expert (CSE) certification.

Prerequisite: Advanced Soldering Skills

Class Length: 40 hours

Certification Length: 24 months