IPC Design News – IPC is transitioning Designer Council Chapters to IPC Design, including new methods for chapter enrollment. Until we have completed this transition and have communicated with each Design Council Chapter we will follow the current registration process. IPC will communicate with all designers when we have completed the transition process and it may require a new registration process for design council chapters. We appreciate your patience as we work through this transition period.

IPC Designers Council — an international society for individuals interested in design

The Designers Council mission is to facilitate orderly exchange of design concepts concerning printed boards and related technologies — through communication that connects the design community. IPC offers technical education events for designers on site and online: conferences, workshops, webinars, and professional certification. There are no fees associated with Designers Council Enrollment.


  • Benefits are specific to design-related events, programs, and communication
  • Access to technical support — Designers Council Forum electronic bulletin board
  • Networking and technical education — your local Designers Council Chapter
  • Participation in Standards Development
  • Designers Council is for individuals. (IPC membership is for organizations.)
  • Designer’s Council participants cannot access the IPC Members-only site, unless they work at an IPC-member facility.

Join IPC Designers Council