With its comprehensive criteria for printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs), the IPC A-610 is the most widely used inspection standard in the electronics industry. This standard has earned an international reputation as the source for end-product acceptance criteria for consumer and high-reliability PCBAs.
Accurate manufacture and assembly of electronic equipment results in an increase in quality and reliability and a decrease in reworking, saving time and money and, even more importantly, ensuring customers don’t receive faulty products that may fail shortly after purchase.
Who should attend A-610 training?
This standard is aimed at anyone needing to understand whether a soldered joint, or an electronic assembly is acceptable.
- Assembly operators
- Quality inspectors
- Manufacturing engineers
- Production managers
- Good-in inspectors
- Managers and directors wanting to understand the impact of assembly quality
- Anyone responsible for the quality and reliability of electronic assemblies
What is covered in A-610 training?
The aim of the A-610 is to improve individual’s ability to discriminate between acceptable and unacceptable electronic assemblies.
Once certified your team will have the knowledge and ability to inspect:
- Component damage
- Through-hole solder joints
- Surface mount device solder joints
- Terminal connections
- PCB hardware
All IPC A-610 courses cover the three product classes
- Class 1 – General electronic products such as hair dryers, cameras, domestic audio / visual appliances
- Class 2 – Dedicated service electronic products such as printers, computers, mobile phones
- Class 3 – High reliability / critical electronic products such as those used in military, aerospace and medical
What is the duration of the A-610 course and how is it delivered?
The IPC A-610 course can be delivered in three ways.
- At our Leeds training centre
- On-site with customers
The CIS level is a three-day course, whilst the CSE and CIT are both four-day courses.
What do I need for the course?
Each delegate will need a copy of the IPC A-610 standard (book), Table of Contents, and latest IPC Policies and Procedures. We are happy to loan copies of standards to any delegate joining our training courses, should you not wish to purchase your own copy. For remote training, you will also need a laptop with microphone and webcam to join in with the classes and sit your IPC exams.
Are there any prerequisites to studying for the certification?
Whilst there are no prerequisites to enrolling for the A-610 course, we do recommend that delegates have the necessary knowledge of industry terminology and basic understanding of PCBs, component recognition and soldering practices.
What is included in the course cost?
Included in the fee is tuition for the full duration of the course and all certification costs. We also include loan copies of relevant standards and Chromebooks for exams, if needed. CIT delegates will also receive downloadable training materials upon successful completion of the course.