IPC-7711/7721 Training And Certification

The IPC-7711/7721 training is a practical training and is often referred to as the soldering training, which is not entirely correct. The training is based on the IPC-7711/7721 document and contains the procedures to be used for reworking, repair and modification of assembled printed circuit boards (the end products).

It is a document where after a short introduction it is theoretically discussed how to handle the document and in particular attention is paid to practice. In practice, people are taught how to replace components correctly, components that are defective and components that are incorrectly assembled. They are taught this through a demonstration, after which they put it into practice themselves.

In IPC-7711/7721 training, they are also taught how to perform repairs to printed circuit boards, rail repairs, island repairs etc. that can occur in practice. Moreover, they are taught how to make modifications or changes to circuits with the aid of so-called wire bridges, modification wire and all that is done in practice.

The trainer explains what the intention is and shows how that should be done and afterwards the student gets to work with the required tools and equipment to practice this himself.

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The Training and certification is suitable for following target group:

IPC-7711/7721 training is especially important for people who work in the repair department. The word repair is not entirely in place here, but is often used in that sense. Employees who work in production, products that do not meet the requirements, where solder connections are not in order because there is too little solder, or because components are placed incorrectly or because incorrect components have been placed and must be improved through a so-called rework process.

This is interesting for people who have to do repairs at the printed circuit board level, so attention is paid to this as well. But also for people who work in companies who have to repair PCBs or replace PCBs.


IPC-7711/7721 is interesting for employees of different companies

The nature of the training means that it is used by different companies, especially in production companies where after an inspection it has been established that the product does not meet the requirements because the solder connections are not in order. After this, the production process is improved by means of a rework process by the rework department within these production companies that assemble electronics.

But also companies that produce printed circuit boards use IPC-7711/7721 training to train their people to properly repair PCBs and tracks and the like. Repair companies that carry out repairs on request, products that have become defective and have been returned by a customer that must be repaired and made functional.

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Application of the Training certification within companies

If you have followed IPC-7711/7721 training, you have learned in theory and especially in practice how to perform rework operations correctly, how to perform repairs to printed circuit boards and how to make modifications (changes of circuits).

With the certificate you obtain, you can also prove that you also master that in practice. It is interesting for companies because this way they can prove to customers that the employees who perform the actions are certified and know what they should do and how they should do it. It is a guarantee of the quality of the repair by people who are capable of performing certain actions.

The added value of the IPC-7711/7721 Training certification

The added value of the IPC-7711/7721 training for a company lies in, among other things, the fact that products that initially do not meet the requirements during an inspection, can still be made to meet the requirements by replacing components by soldering connections by performing such rework operations. Products that you would otherwise have to throw away, can still be repaired in this way so that they fully meet the requirements and can be sent to customers.

You will lose some money because of the rework of your employees, but you will eventually be able to sell your products again. Repair companies that have this type of training carried out live on the fact that they can repair and sell products again. They earn their money this way.

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Validity of certification

If you have not previously been certified for the IPC-7711/7721 or your certificate has expired, you will need the initial IPC-7711/7721 certification.

This has a validity of 2 years. You must recertify within 6 months before the certificate expires. You have the following options for recertification:

  • IPC-7711/7721 Recertification: full training for recertification
  • IPC-7711/7721 Challenge Test: only the exam
  • IPC-7711/7721 Refreshment of the Standard + Challenge Test

Variant of certification

IPC-7711/7721 CIS (Certified IPC Specialist)
This CIS variant is intended for operators

IPC-7711/7721 CIT (Certified IPC Trainer)
This CIT variant is intended for anyone who wants to train operators to CIS themselves

IPC-7711/7721 CSE (Certified Standards Expert)
This CSE variant is intended for anyone who wants to become an expert in the field of the relevant standard. These experts are often used by companies as coordinators to correctly apply the standard within the company.

Upcoming regional IPC-7711/7721 training courses

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