CID (Certified Interconnect Designer)

This professional development program provides objective evaluation of core competencies in PCB design, based upon industry standards rather than specifications of just one company.

The course improves and evaluates technical knowledge on how to make an electrical description of an electrical circuit into a PCB design that can be manufactured, assembled and tested.

IPC Designer Certification is not just for designers. Many professionals in supporting industries are being certified: electrical and mechanical engineers, PCB fabrication engineers, assembly techs, manufacturing engineers and parts engineers. Certification can be a valuable step in a person’s career.

The IPC Designer Certification Program builds on hands-on experience and requires an element of home study prior to the course; at least one month is recommended. The qualification is recognised internationally and hence a high degree of competency is required to be demonstrated.

CID: 3 days
Electrical & mechanical engineers PCB fabrication engineers Assembly techs Manufacturing engineers & parts engineers
Know how to design an electronic device and how to design a PCB. It is not for beginners, it doesn’t teach how to design a PCB. The objective is to improve the knowledge and obtain feasible, assemblable, testable and reliable products
  • Design considerations
  • Materials
  • Component requirements
  • Assembly requirements
  • Board fabrication
  • Physical board characteristics
  • Documentation
At the end of each module there is a mini quiz and a discussion
Additional notes
At the end of the course there is an exam consisting of 110 multiple choice questions. To pass the exam, the candidate needs to get a score of at least 73% correct answers