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IPC 620 log0    IPC/WHMA-A-620 Certified IPC Trainer Recertification

This training provides a detailed overview of the IPC/WHMA-A-620 "Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Harness Assemblies". The standard describes the acceptability criteria for crimped, mechanically secured and soldered interconnections and the corresponding lacing/restraining criteria associated with cable and harness assemblies. Most electrical/electronic assemblies and products get connected, one way or another, to something else via a cable or wire harness of some sort, or include internal connections and cabling. Faulty cables can be amongst the hardest items to diagnose, especially as many cable harnesses are used in adverse environments such as automotive or aerospace. You don't want your products to fail due to a fault in a wire harness.

How the Recertification Program Works:
Candidates must pass open and closed book assessments. Successful candidates are awarded Certified IPC trainer Certification valid for a further two years. Certified IPC Trainers may be recertified by two means:

1. IPC/WHMA-A-620 Certified IPC Trainer Recertification course.
This consists of a review of the IPC/WHMA-A-620 material, followed by open-book and closed-book assessments.

Recertification Course Outline:
Day 1 Session Topic Hour
  1 Introduction/Course Overview/Policy and Procedures 1.0
2 Foreword (Section 1); Referenced Documents (Section 2) 0.75
3 Preparation (Section 3) 0.5
4 Soldered Terminations (Section 4) 1.0
5 Crimp Terminations (Section 5) 0.75
  6 Insulation Displacement (IDC) (Section 6) 0.75
7 Ultrasonic Weld (Section 7) 0.25
8 Splices (Section 8) 0.75
9 Connectorization (Section 9) 0.75
10 Molding/Potting (Section 10) 0.75
11 Measuring Cable Assemblies and Wires (Section 11) 0.25
12 Measuring Cable Assemblies and Wires (Section 11)
Marking/Labeling (Section 12)


  Total 7.75

Day 2 Session Topic Hour
  13 Coaxial and Biaxial Cable Assemblies (Section 13) 0.75
14 Securing (Section 14) 0.75
15 Harness/Cable Electrical Shielding (Section 15) 0.5
16 Cable/Wire Harness Protective Coverings (Section 16) 0.5
17 Finished Assembly Installation (Section 17) 0.25
18 Solderless Wrap (Section 18) 0.25
19 Testing (Section 19) 0.5
20 Instructor Skills, CIT Roles and Responsibilities 0.5

Testing Review

  Total 15.75

2. Challenge Test
Candidates are allowed to take a challenge test, which simply means taking the open and closed book assessments without prior course instruction from the Master IPC Trainer. Candidates who successfully pass the assessments are deemed to be recertified.

Certified IPC Trainer Benefits:
After completing the Certified IPC Trainer recertification course, you will be recertified through IPC and authorised to provide high quality, effective training and certification to personnel at your facility. You will be certified to provide Certified IPC Specialist Training.

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