IPC 7711/7721 Certified IPC Specialist (CIS)

IPC_logo_7711-7721certSpe_2c-smallThis extensive and comprehensive, industry standard, 1-to-5-day class (depending on the modules chosen) enables experienced operators to develop the skills necessary to perform rework, repair and modifications to electronic assemblies at an advanced level.

The entire course consists of 9 modules in all – Module 1 is a prerequisite and Modules 2 through 9 are optional, based on company needs/requirements. (Please call us to discuss detailed information.)

Students will be required to take a series of written proficiency exams and attain a minimum passing grade of 70%.

Training Topics

  • Product classifications, skill levels, tools and materials.
  • Basic surface mount and through hole component removal and installation.
  • Land preparation.
  • Proper ESDS device handling.
  • Primary and secondary (preheating) heating methods: Conductive, convective, etc.
  • Jumper wire installation and conductor repair.
  • Tin/Lead vs. Lead-Free soldering and rework.
  • Wire splicing procedures.
  • Chip and MELF rework procedures
  • SOIC/SOT, J-Lead (PLCC), and QFP rework.
  • Printed wiring board circuit and laminate repair.
  • Conformal coating identification and removal procedures.
  • Various tools and methods for effectively removing and installing each component will be demonstrated.

Features and Benefits of Certification

  • Provides a standardized set of industry developed, recognized, approved and tracable procedures.
  • Improves operator skill level to enable consistent and repeatable workmanship standards.
  • The Certificate of Completion is a “portable” document and is the property of the certified individual.
  • The certification is valid for a period of two years.

Training Materials Included

  • A copy of the IPC 7711/7721 Specification.
  • IPC 7711/7721 Workmanship Kit.
  • An IPC Certificate of Completion.


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