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LS16 6QE

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IPC 7711/7721 – Rework, Modification, and Repair of Electronic Assemblies

What is the IPC 7711/7721 Rework, Modification and Repair of Electronic Assemblies? 

In a world where companies strive to be more aware of their carbon footprint and waste, the IPC 7711 & IPC 7721 standard is pivotal in helping achieve this. This widely used standard offers a range of industry approved techniques on surface mount and plated through-hole rework, as well as many board repair methods. This standard is proven to save businesses time, money and electronics waste. 

What is covered in the IPC 7711/7721 standard/ training? 

Focussing on being able to repair electronic assemblies, rework or modify boards, this standard and its associated training follows the following topics: 

  • Surface Mount Device removal 
  • Plated through hole component removal 
  • Chip and MELF rework 
  • SOIC/SOT, J-Lead and QFP rework 
  • Printed wiring board circuit repair 
  • Wire splicing procedures 
  • Laminate repair 
  • Heating methods 

Most modules within the IPC 7711/7721 standard and training require demonstrations by the trainer and lab work/ workmanship skills to be demonstrated by the delegate. 

Who is the IPC 7711/7721 standard/ training suitable for? 

This course is being adopted by contract electronics manufacturers, original equipment manufacturers and any business in the electronics supply chain involved in the repair or modification of electronic circuit boards. This course is perfect for those looking to demonstrate the skills to restore operation of expensive electronic assemblies. 

IPC 7711/7721 training and its respective standard covers all three class of products: Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3. More information about the what the class of products mean, and which electronics assemblies sit under which class, read our blog here. 

IPC 7711/7721 training is available at the following levels: 

  • Certified IPC Specialist (CIS) and is suitable for Assembly Operatives, Engineers, Rework, Technicians 
  • Certified Subject Expert (CSE) and is best suited for staff required to have an advanced knowledge of the standard in the event of conflict resolution or staff liaison 
  • Certified IPC Trainer (CIT) for delegates wishing to deliver internal training to CIS level 

Which level of training is best suited for you depends on your aims and goals for training and adopting the standard. The Electronics Group is happy to guide and advise you through this decision process. 

All IPC Certificates are valid for two years and recertification criteria found in the Policies and Procedures apply for CSEs and CITs. 

How long is the IPC 7711/7721 training and how is it delivered? 

  • Certified IPC Specialist Training is 4 days 
  • Certified Subject Expert Training is 5 days 
  • Certified IPC Trainer training is 5 days 

Owing to the workmanship nature of this standard and training, courses can only be delivered face to face at either our training centre, or at your premises. 

What do I need for the IPC 7711/7721 course? 

  • A copy of the latest IPC 7711/7721 standard 
  • A copy of the relevant IPC Policies and Procedures 
  • A laptop or computer for exams 

We can provide these items on loan should you not have your own or wish to purchase a copy of the book, however, having a cop of the standard available to trained IPC staff is beneficial in their day-to-day work. These items are required for all delivery methods, levels, and locations. 

If you are taking a remote course, you will need to ensure that your IT equipment meets certain specifications. Details on this can be found here. 

Training at your facility will require a suitable workshop environment with a HDMI compatible TV or Projector. The Electronics Group are happy to provide all soldering equipment required for the training should you not have the kit needed, or the quantity of kit needed. 

Are there any prerequisites to studying for the IPC 7711/7721 course? 

Whilst there are no prerequisites for enrolling on the course, we do recommend delegates have good knowledge of electronics assemblies, components and soldering processes. This course is not a beginner course, and delegates should have proficient skills in soldering and rework and repair of circuit boards. 

If you require training on how to solder or rework either of the technologies, we provide numerous skills-based courses. Details of these can be found here. 

What is included in the cost of the IPC 7711/7721 training course? 

Included in the cost of the course is: 

  • IPC Exam Fee 
  • Workmanship boards 
  • Equipment and tooling use during the course 
  • Tuition for the duration of the course 
  • Loan copies of books and laptops for face-to-face training, admin fees apply for remote training 
  • Lunch and refreshments (courses at The Electronics Group only) 
  • Downloadable training materials (successful CIT only) 
  • On going support, advice and guidance throughout the duration of your certification 


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