Frequently Asked Questions: IPC Membership

How do I become an IPC member?
To become an IPC member, you would need to complete the IPC Online Membership Application and choose the appropriate membership type. - The Online Membership Application can be accessed hereIPC membership is designed for companies not individuals.  As an IPC member, companies avail benefits and participate actively in IPCs programs. - Go here for the latest downloadable Membership Brochure.

What are the IPC membership options?
IPC memberships are designed with member needs in mind. - Please refer to IPC Membership Brochure for available membership packages. - Invest in your company by becoming an IPC member and expand your resources and influence in the electronics manufacturing industry.

Are there requirements for becoming an IPC member?
To qualify for a membership, you need to be part of a company. - Memberships are sold to companies, not individuals.  In addition, if your company has multiple locations (sites) and wishes to receive membership benefits at multiple locations, you need to register and purchase membership for each site.

What are different types of membership offered by IPC?
Classic Membership — IPC’s classic membership provides core benefits to all employees at a company site/facility:

  • 24/7 online access to members-only resources
  • One single-user download of each new English IPC standard within 90 days of publication
  • Significant discount on IPC standards and training materials
  • Significant discount on exhibiting at IPC events, including the industry’s flagship event IPC APEX EXPO
  • 25 percent discount on registration rates on IPC conferences and other educational events
  • Access to participate in IPC Market Research studies (along with a complimentary report for each study in which company participates)

Business Package — The benefits of IPC’s Classic Membership, plus additional benefits:

  • One All Access Package registration to IPC APEX EXPO®
  • One registration to IPC’s annual IPC IMPACT event in Washington, D.C.
  • One registration to an IPC management/business conference
  • One copy of a Fast Facts Market Research study

Technology Package — The benefits of IPC’s Classic Membership, plus additional benefits:

  • One All Access Package registration to IPC APEX EXPO®
  • Two registrations to IPC technical conferences
  • One copy of IPC International Technology Roadmap for Electronic Interconnections
  • Two registrations to IPC technology webinars

Business & Technology Package — Get the most value from your IPC membership with the Business & Technology Package that builds on IPC’s Classic Membership, plus all the benefits of the Business and Technology Memberships combined.

Enterprise Package - For companies that recognize the importance of giving multiple company sites access to IPC membership benefits, the Enterprise Package provides Classic Membership to employees at select locations, plus additional discounts, unlimited complimentary admission to quarterly webinars and 50 percent registration discount to all official IPC events in North America and Europe.

How much does IPC membership cost?
For information on IPC membership dues click here.  IPC membership is site-specific, which means all employees at a single member location are eligible to take advantage of IPC member benefits. For companies with multiple sites: after one of your sites joins IPC, additional sites are eligible for lower dues.

For information about IPC's membership packages, visit IPC's main membership page or download a PDF of the latest membership brochure.

Will my membership ever expire?  If so, when?
IPC offers one-year and two-years membership.  Please contact our Membership Department via email to find out the exact expiration date of your membership.

How can we pay for membership?
Please contact our Membership Department to make a payment. - To pay by credit card, please call us at 1 847-615-7100. - You may pay by check by submitting your application and the check to IPC 3491 Eagle Way Chicago, IL 60678-1349. - To pay via wire transfer, please contact - Purchase Orders are not accepted to establish membership. 

May I share IPC publications with my colleagues?
Single User (CD): Allows one user to access the document. Printing is limited to one page at a time (a screen shot). Placing a single-user license on any network is not permitted.

Site License Electronic Format: Allows unlimited access by all employees at a single location. There are no print restrictions. Placing a site license on your company's network is permitted as long as the network is limited to one physical site. Placing a site license on the Internet is not permitted.

Global Network License Electronic Format: Allows unlimited access use by all employees at multiple sites. There are no print restrictions. Placing a global license on your company's network is permitted. Placing a global license on the internet is not permitted.

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How can a member update contact information? 
Contact information such as Name, Title, Phone, Email and Username and Password, can be updated through the IPC Members Only Section. - Any new contact needs to be added as a new record.  An existing record cannot be overwritten. -  Changes to Company Name or Company Location can be updated by contacting our Membership department via email

How long does it take for a membership application to be processed?
Your application will be processed within 48 hours, unless the application is incomplete or payment information is missing.

What’s included in a membership packet?
New Member package includes: Welcome letter, Membership Certificate, PSI Letter if they are an EMS or Manufacturer and Market Research Pamphlets: “How is your Company Performing Compared to Your Industry” and “Market Research from IPC”.

Renewal Package includes: Renewal Letter, Membership Certificate and Copy of Company Contact Roster.

How often does membership packet go out?
Membership packets are created when members renew their membership, or when a new membership is purchased. - New membership starts as soon as it gets processed, which typically takes 48 hours. 

What is Wisdom Wednesday Webcast Series?
Wisdom Wednesday is a monthly, 30-minute webcast dedicated to educating IPC members on various trends and topics relevant to the industry. These sessions will be led by industry experts in an effort to share technical knowledge and insights from the most experienced industry leaders. Free to members, Wisdom Wednesday is an opportunity to learn from some of the top minds in the industry. Expand your knowledge by registering for the upcoming session.  You must enter your IPC Member Username and Password to access the registration page and past recordings. Login for more information