The J-STD-001 Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies has emerged as the preeminent authority for electronics assembly manufacturing. The standard describes materials, methods and verification criteria for producing high quality soldered interconnections. The standard emphasizes process control and sets industry-consensus requirements for a broad range of electronic products. IPC has received hundreds of requests from companies worldwide to support this critical standard with a formal training program. Now, IPC has a comprehensive, hands-on solder training and certification program based on J-STD-001 that gives companies all the tools they need to increase employee skills and performance.
HOW THE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM WORKS
IPC's J-STD-001 Training and Certification Program. A company seeking to create an "IPC J-STD-001 Certified Operator contacts STM, an "IPC-Approved J-STD-001 Certification Center." The training program uses soldering labs and demonstrations as well as classroom instruction to teach the standard criteria. Candidates who successfully complete the soldering workmanship portions of the course and the certification examination are given a certificate. The operator training is "modularized," meaning that training on the entire document is not required. Operators must be trained on the introductory section, and then may be trained on other modules covering: wires and terminals, through hole technology, surface mount technology and inspection.
IPC's J-STD-001 Training and Certification Program provides individuals with a valuable, portable credential that recognizes their understanding of the J-STD-001. This program is offered as a service to industry, therefore its adoption is not a precondition for any company to purchase the standard or claim that they build product to its requirements.
Those interested in company-wide quality assurance initiatives have an IPC-sponsored program to support their commitment to continuous operations and product improvement. IPC recognition sends a strong message to customers that your company is serious about implementing J-STD-001.
Operator Proficiency materials, including student handbooks and certificates, may be purchased from IPC only by Registered Instructors and the companies they represent.
TOPICS COVERED IN THE TRAINING COURSE
* General requirements, such as safety, tools and electrostatic discharge (ESD). * Wire and terminal assembly requirements, demonstrations and laboratory. * Through hole technology requirements, demonstrations and laboratory. * Surface mount technology requirements, demonstrations and laboratory. * General soldered connection acceptance requirements. * Machine and reflow soldering process requirements. * Test methods and related standards. * Using statistical process control methodology.
The certification term for IPC J-STD-001 operators is two years. Re-certification training is available at STM, an IPC-Approved J-STD-001 Certification Center.
After a CIT successfully completes the course and gains a certification, then the CIT may return to his/her company and is authorized to teach/certify coworkers to the CIS level.