The IPC-7711/7721 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-7711/7721 Endorsement Program

  • 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 and 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

Who Should Earn an IPC-7711/7721 Endorsement?

Technicians, manufacturing and quality assurance supervisors who want to demonstrate they have the skills needed to restore operation of expensive electronics assemblies are strongly encouraged to earn this endorsement.

The IPC-7711C/7721C endorsement program is not intended to be an introduction to hand soldering and rework or be a basic hand soldering and/or basic rework course. Prospective candidates should have some experience in rework and repair and good eye/hand coordination. The processes in the IPC-7711C/7721C are intended to be used by operators and technicians who have at least some knowledge and experience in rework and repair of circuit boards. The training uses step-by-step process instructions to build upon the knowledge, skills, and abilities already obtained by the Certified IPC Specialist (CIS) candidate.