No, every participant must have his own unique email address (company e-mail or private). The IPC CQI system allows each e-mail address only once, so general e-mail addresses such as firstname.lastname@example.org are not possible. Without an e-mail address registration with [...]
If a new version of an IPC document is published, will this new version automatically be applicable even if in a contract an older one is stated?
This depends on the way the contract is set out. If a version is explicitly mentioned, than that version stays valid. But if it is stated that the latest version is to be used, than this latest one would automatically [...]
At the back of every IPC document you will find a “standard improvement form”. Fill this out and sent it to IPC. In the case of an older document make sure you have the correct address (IPC at the moment [...]
A customer has specified criteria for his product that deviate from the criteria in the IPC standard. Should I stick to the criteria in the IPC standard or the ones from my customer?
If your customer specifies an IPC standard in his contract this will be applicable for his products. However, customer criteria in contracts or drawings always take precedence on the criteria in IPC standards.
In his contract a customer refers to the J-STD-001FS. Is this a mistake in writing, since the document we use is designated J-STD-001F?
No, apparently this customer is related to the space industry. For this group of products IPC has developed a so called addendum, a document containing supplementary specific criteria. This means that this product is subject to the criteria in the [...]
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An IPC certificate is valid for 2 years from the day the training has been satisfactorily completed. It is valid through the last day of the month. Example: you successfully completed the exam on September 9th 2018, your certificate will [...]
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