The IPC-6012 Endorsement is included of the following IPC Certification Programs: Certified IPC Specialist (CIS), Certified IPC Trainer (CIT/MIT), Certified Standards Expert (CSE/SCSE). Specific program information is outlined in the Policies and Procedures.

Topics Covered in the IPC-6012 Endorsement Program

  • IPC-6012 Scope/Applicable Documents
  • Material Requirements
  • Visual Requirements
  • Dimensional and Conductor Requirements
  • Structural Integrity Requirements
  • Solder Mask, Electrical and Cleanliness
  • Special Requirements
  • Quality Assurance Provisions

Who Should Earn an IPC-6012 Endorsement?

While there are no formal entrance requirements, the use of the IPC-6012 and the IPC-A-600 in parallel are encouraged. Any company that uses IPC-6012 or is considering its adoption can use the program to address the training requirement identified in the standard. Assembly process engineers, quality assurance supervisors, training managers and others responsible for the quality and reliability of soldered electronic assemblies are excellent candidates for the program.