A-600 Acceptability of Printed Boards

The IPC-A-600 standard sets the standard for PCB workmanship quality, providing acceptance criteria and illustrations for target, acceptable and nonconforming conditions that are either internally or externally observable on the bare PCB. This industry developed training programme provides individuals with the credential that demonstrates their understanding of the Printed Board quality issues.

Through images and text, the course is designed so that the user can understand the qualitative criteria required to recognize any PCB defects that can be observed both externally and internally.

There are three level of certifications:

CIT: Certified IPC Trainer

CIS: Certified IPC Specialits

CSE: Certified Standard Expert The certificate has a validity of 2 years

CIS: 3 days (CIT: 3 days CSE: 3 days)
The course, completely theoretical, is aimed at both PCB fabricators and anyone who uses the standard for daily work and in particular to operators, quality inspectors, purchasing staff
Know what a PCB is and what its purpose is
Module 1 – Introduction and Cleanliness Testing Module 2 – Externally Observable Characteristics
  • Printed Board Edges
  • Base Material Surface and Subsurface
  • Solder Coatings & Holes
  • Solder Mask, Pattern Definition and Flatness
Module 3 – Internally Observable Characteristics
  • Dielectric Materials & Conductive Patterns
  • Plated Through Holes
Module 4 – Miscellaneous & Cleanliness Testing
  • Flexible & Rigid-Flex Printed Boards
  • Metal Core Printed Boards
Additional notes
At the end of each module there is an exam consisting of multiple choice questions. To pass the exam, the candidate needs to get a score of at least 70% correct answers