Designer Certification Instructors

IPC – Certified Instructors play a very important part in IPC technical certification programs. Instructors contribute to the industry by teaching the Certified Interconnect Designer (CID and CID+) course sessions and administering the certification exam. Certified Instructors are recognized for their extensive knowledge of the course material and are proudly advancing the printed board design profession. Only IPC–qualified Instructors may lead classroom instruction sessions for IPC technical certification programs. These Instructors carry the designations CIT (Certified IPC Trainer) and MIT (Certified Master IPC Trainer). Only training organizations licensed by IPC may present technical certification programs.

CID Instructors: CIT–Design Individuals qualified to lead CID course
Adam Barcroft United Kingdom
 Balasubrahmanya BhatBhat Darkastu India
 Stephen Chavez United States
 Soo Lan Cheah Malaysia
 Alex Christensen Denmark
 Michael Creeden United States
 Kelly Dack United States
 Andrew Farrall United Kingdom
 Gary M.Ferrari Canada
 Paul Fleming United States
 Leon Fonstin Australia
 William W.Gilman United States
 Andreas Gregor Spain
 Gerhard Groener Germany
 Harry(Yun) Han China
 Wenqiang (Johnny) Huang China
 Peter Koller Hong Kong
 Andy Kowalewski Australia
 Leo P.Lambert Albania
 Sylvain Le Roux France
 Cherie L.Litson United States
 Kate Maureen Mayer United States
 Luca Moliterni Italy
 Debbie J.Nygaard United States
 Cengiz Oztunc Turkey
 Amba Prasad India
 Rajesh Ramesh India
 Thomas Romont France
 Bob Sadowski United Kingdom
 Olga Scheglov United States
 David Seymour United States
 Finn Skaanning Bulgaria
 Augustin Stan Romania
 Rainer Thueringer Germany
 Pietro Vergine United Kingdom
 Rob Walls Netherlands
 Glenn Wells United States
 Reiner Wieland  
 Arnold Wiemers Germany
Master CID Instructors: MIT–Design Experts qualified to mentor new Instructors at the CID level
Soo Lan Cheah Malaysia, Asia, India
Michael Creeden Global
Gary Ferrari Global
Gerhard Groener Germany
Peter Koller Germany
Andy Kowalewski Global
Cherie Litson Global
Augustin "Gus" Stan Eastern Europe
Rainer Thueringer Global
Rob Walls Global
Advanced CID Instructors: CIT–Design+ Individuals qualified to lead CID and CID+ courses
Adam Barcroft United Kingdom
 Balasubrahmanya BhatBhat Darkastu India
 Markus Biener Germany
 Stephen Chavez United States
 Soo Lan Cheah Malaysia
 Soo Lan Cheah China
 Alex Christensen Denmark
 Michael Creeden United States
 Gary M.Ferrari Canada
 Gary M.Ferrari United States
 Paul Fleming United States
 Paul Fleming United States
 Leon Fonstin Australia
 Michael Geraedts  
 William W.Gilman United States
 Gerhard Groener Germany
 Wenqiang (Johnny) Huang China
 Peter Koller Hong Kong
 Andy Kowalewski Australia
 Sylvain Le Roux France
 Cherie L.Litson United States
 Cherie L.Litson United States
 Michael Matthes  
 Kate Maureen Mayer United States
 Debbie J.Nygaard United States
 Rajesh Ramesh India
 Thomas Romont France
 Bob Sadowski United Kingdom
 Olga Scheglov United States
 Augustin Stan Romania
 Rainer Thueringer Germany
 Pietro Vergine United Kingdom
 Pietro Vergine Italy
 Rob Walls Netherlands
 Glenn Wells United States
 Reiner Wieland  
 Arnold Wiemers Germany
Master CID+ Instructors: MIT–Design+ Experts qualified to mentor new Instructors at the CID and CID+ levels
Soo Lan Cheah Malaysia, Asia, India
Michael Creeden Global
Gary Ferrari Global
Gerhard Groener Germany
Peter Koller Germany
Andy Kowalewski Global
Debbie Nygaard Global
Rainer Thueringer Global
Rob Walls Global

 

Becoming an Instructor

For more information on how to become an instructor, read below or e–mail certification@ipc.org.

Qualification for Instructors

  • Must have obtained certification in the module they wish to instruct.
  • Must be recommended by the IPC Designers Council Education Committee. Acceptance will be based upon need.
  • Must be available to instructor a minimum of 4 IPC sponsored certification preparation workshops per year to keep status active.
  • Must score the examinations and discuss the results during a critique afterwards.
  • Must take an Instructor in Training course, which will take place during a certification workshop critiqued and graded by a certified master instructor.
    • Candidate is required to present the entire two–day workshop.
    • Candidate is required to score the examinations, and lead the discussion afterward.
    • Candidate will make themselves available immediately after the examination to assist any participants who desire more private responses.
  • Must possess appropriate knowledge of technical content.
  • Must demonstrate appropriate presentation skills to successfully transfer technical content to students.
    • Successful transfer of technical content will be measured by comparison of the average pass ratio of the class to the national average for courses given within the last year. The ratio must be consistent with the national average within five percentage points. In addition, results of submitted student course evaluation forms shall be consistent with the national average for courses given within the last year.
    • Candidates may be asked to take an additional Instructor in Training course if deemed necessary.
  • After passing, the individual must be recommended by a certified master instructor.

Qualification for Master Instructors

  • Must have active status as instructor in the module they wish to become a master.
  • Must have been an active member of the education committee for at least two years and attend scheduled education committee meetings.
  • Must be recommended by Instructor Review Board.
  • Must be appointed by the education committee. Master instructors must be recommended by the master instructor review board for approval by the education committee.

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