IPC's Training and Certification Program Using IPC-7711 and IPC 7721

Rework … Repair and Remain Competitive
A Hands-on Approach to the Restoration of Electronic Assemblies

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The Stakes Don't Get Any Higher

The printed circuit board is loaded with expensive components…and it does not work! There is no starting over, and the choices seem ominous: scrap it or send it out. Either way, it's going to cost you. Do you have a third option? IPC's Rework, Repair and Modification Training and Certification Program offers your company the money-saving alternative: fix it yourself!

This train-the-trainer program teaches industry-approved techniques on through hole and surface mount rework, land, conductor and laminate repair. It also provides a flexible, highly skills-oriented training program with teaching materials that enable a qualified representative from your company to train operators on a variety of procedures from the IPC-7711B/7721B Rework of Electronic Assemblies/Repair and Modification of Printed Boards and Electronic Assemblies.

Bringing Rework and Repair to Your Company

Companies participating in IPC's Rework, Repair and Modification Program send candidates to approved IPC-7711/7721 training centers for forty hours of intensive, hands-on instruction. Candidates who pass the classroom exam and skills demonstrations are recognized by IPC as "Certified IPC Trainers," and leave with a lesson plan, visuals and materials for training Application Specialists on up to nine different assembly rework and repair modules. IPC-7711/7721 Certified IPC Trainers are certified for two years.

The Certified IPC Trainer course covers common rework and repair techniques. Application Specialist training is modular and only the introductory module, Common Procedures, is a required element. Other Application Specialist level modules are taught based on a company's needs. Application Specialists are certified for two years for each module taken.

Training Topics Include:

  • Product classifications, skill levels, tools and materials
  • Basic surface mount and through hole component removal
  • Land preparation and component installation
  • Primary heating methods: conductive, convective an others
  • Handling electronic assemblies
  • Wire splicing procedures
  • Through hole component removal and installation
  • Chip and MELF rework procedures
  • SOIC/SOT, J-lead and QFP rework
  • Printed wiring board circuit and laminate repair
  • Conformal coating removal

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Who Should Become an IPC-7711/7721 Registered Instructor?

While there are no formal entrance requirements, Certified IPC Trainer candidates must have excellent hand soldering skills. Training, manufacturing and quality assurance supervisors with considerable experience in both teaching and assembly rework procedures are strongly encouraged to receive this certification.

The Benefits of Certification: What's in it for You and Your Company?

The credential, the savings and the materials, that's what! This program provides Certified IPC Trainers and their companies with a valuable industry-recognized credential. Clearly, the greatest asset of this program can be measured in dollars saved on restoring very expensive electronics assemblies. IPC-7711/7721 Certified IPC Trainers also receive teaching materials for conducting all the modules of Application Specialist training.

These materials include:

A copy of IPC-7711B/7721B Rework of Electronic Assemblies/Repair and Modification of Printed Boards and Electronic Assemblies

Student handbook for Certified IPC Trainer course

Equipment parts list and artwork for test/practice kits

Application Specialist training instructor guide

A CD-ROM with full color teaching visuals illustrating every aspect of the IPC-7711B/7721B document and training information, electronic files of the student handbooks for royalty-free printing, and all reports and forms required for conducting Application Specialist training

Open book exams on "Common Procedures"

An IPC Certificate of Completion

Application Specialist training materials, including student handbooks and certificates, may be purchased from IPC only by Certified IPC Trainers and the companies they represent. Certified IPC Trainers may teach the course at any location and set a training fee, if applicable.

The term for an IPC-7711B/7721B Certified IPC Trainer is two years. Re-certification training is conducted at the Authorized Certification Centers.

How to register for IPC's Rework and Repair Instructor Training

Authorized IPC-7711/7721 Training Centers are listed below. These organizations provide both Registered Instructor and Operator Proficiency Training. Centers operate independently and set their own course schedules and fees. To register for the program, contact a training center. For program information, e-mail certification@ipc.org or contact IPC at +1 847-597-2802.

Authorized IPC-7711/7721 Training Centers

Contact any of the centers listed below for certification course locations, times, and to register!

Asia Pacific & Australia

Australia SMCBA Training Centre Malvern East Vic Australia
Ran PCB Repair School Nowra Australia
IPC China Shanghai China
IPC Technology Consulting Pvt Ltd Jayanagar, Bangalore India
Blackfox Training Institute-Penang Penang Malaysia
Asian Centre for Aerospace Singapore Singapore
I-SAC Electronic Co., Ltd. Anyang-City, Kyunggi-Do South Korea

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Europe/Africa

HYTEK Aalborg Denmark
Skaanning Quality & Certification -SQC Rungsted Kyst Denmark
IFTEC Bourg-La-Reine France
FED-Fachverband Elektronik Design e.V. Berlin Germany
Fraunhofer IZM (ZVE) Weßling Germany
Elas Kft. Budapest Hungary
Microsolder Kft. Budapest Hungary
Atek Training Services Ltd. Killaloe Ireland
Istituto Italiano della Saldatura Genova Italy
PIEK International Education Centre (L.E.C.) BV AC Heerlen Netherlands
Renex Electronics Education Center Wloclawek Poland
L&G Advice Serv SRL Bucharest Romania
Consultronica, S.L. Madrid Spain
Prodel AB Karlskoga Sweden
Scanditron Sverige AB Spanga Sweden
Advanced Rework Technology-A.R.T Chelmsford United Kingdom
Solder School Technology Glenrothes, Fife United Kingdom
Electronics Yorkshire Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom

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North America

STI Electronics, Inc. Madison AL USA
Blackfox Training Institute-Tempe Tempe AZ USA
EPTAC Corporation Anaheim Training Center Anaheim CA USA
EPTAC Corporation San Diego Training Center Carlsbad CA USA
Omni Training Corp. Rancho Cucamonga CA USA
STM - Service To Mankind San Jose CA USA
Blackfox Training Institute Longmont CO USA
EPTAC Corporation Connecticut Training Center Watertown CT USA
EEI Manufacturing Services Clearwater FL USA
EPTAC Corporation Florida Training Center Palm Bay FL USA
Delta Air Lines, Inc. Atlanta GA USA
BEST Inc. Rolling Meadows IL USA
Circuit Technology Center, Inc. Haverhill MA USA
EPTAC Corporation Minnesota Training Center Rosemount MN USA
Circuit technology Inc. Holly Springs NC USA
EPTAC Corporation Manchester NH USA
AP Solutions, Inc. Cleveland OH USA
ACI/EMPF Philadelphia PA USA
ACME Training & Consulting Rapid City SD USA
Verion Training Systems, LLC Dallas TX USA
Verion Training Systems-Austin Austin TX USA
Verion Training Systems-Sugarland Sugarland TX USA
Soldering.Biz Vancouver WA USA
EPTAC Corporation of Canada Markham ON Canada
Celestica Toronto ON Canada
Blackfox Training Institute-Guadalajara Guadalajara Jalisco Mexico
Owen-GL Circuit Technology S.C. Col. Ciudad Granja Jalisco Mexico
Dalus, S.A. de C.V. Apodaca Nuevo Leon Mexico

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