IPC J-STD-001 Training and certification
The IPC J-STD-001 certification is based on the document of the same name, it is a very important training and a very important document because this document discusses the production- , assembly- and soldering process. It is the document relating to soldering on electronics and electrical circuits. In this document you will find which materials may be used in the production of electronic products but also tools that must be used.
Furthermore, the environment where soldering is performed, the automated soldering processes, in particular wave soldering and reflow soldering, is discussed. In addition, there are a number of tolerances in the document with regard to what the solder connections should look like and what is and what is not allowed. There is a chapter dedicated to cleaning as well as a cleanliness test and there are a number of tolerances with regard to the printed circuit boards. This document is an important document because the common thread is process control. This training explains how this should work within the electronics assembly.
The IPC J-STD-001 Training and certification is suitable for the following target group:
This training is especially important for people who are responsible for the production processes within the electronics assembly, people who make decisions about which materials are used, the tools that are used, processes that must be set up, how solder processes work and the required documentation.
Furthermore, this document is important and interesting for everyone who inspects, because inspection of the assembled electronics is part of this training. These are the most important target groups for this training.
The IPC J-STD-001 Training and certification is interesting for employees of different companies.
In principle, this training is suitable for all companies that assemble electronics, regardless of what type of electronics because it describes the various processes and also the materials, tools and the environment where production should take place. So ultimately every electronics producing company and its employees benefit from this training.
In general, you see that this training in particular, is followed by companies working in the military segment, aviation and space travel, and companies that produce electronics for these types of customers. Ultimately, this training is suitable for many more other segments.
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Application of the IPC J-STD-001 Training and certification within companies.
During this training you particularly learn about the production processes and the importance of process control within those production processes. You learn which materials you can or cannot use for certain products, the tools that are used, but also the cleanliness tests that must be done.
You also learn what the tolerances are for the electronic products with regard to solder connections. You also have to make it solder connections yourself and inspect these connections learned in practice. There is a practical element of this training.
The added value of IPC J-STD-001 Training and certification.
The added value of this training and certification is the accuracy with regard to setting up the automated soldering processes and possibly the manual soldering processes within a company. The document deals in particular with specific matters within those soldering processes, such as materials and tools that must be used.
But also the documentation that is required in these processes within the framework of a process control system. In addition, people have learned how to inspect solder connections and what the requirements are for these connections and have had to make a number of connections themselves and thereafter they have to inspect their own work. This is the added value of this training.
For companies working within the aerospace industry there is another course available called IPC J-STD-001 Space Addon Training and certification.
Validity of the IPC J-STD-001 certification
If you have not previously been certified for the IPC J-STD-001 or your certificate has expired, you will need the initial IPC J-STD-001 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 J-STD-001 Recertification: full training for recertification
- IPC J-STD-001 Challenge Test: only the exam
- IPC J-STD-001 Refreshment of the Standard + Challenge Test
Variant of the IPC J-STD-001 certification
IPC J-STD-001 CIS (Certified IPC Specialist)
This CIS variant is intended for operators
IPC J-STD-001 CIT (Certified IPC Trainer)
This CIT variant is intended for anyone who wants to train operators to CIS themselves
IPC J-STD-001 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.