How the IPC/WHMA-A-620 Certification Program Works
The IPC/WHMA – A-620 training and certification program has two tiers of instruction. Certified IPC Trainer candidates are sent by their parent companies to receive intensive training and are then certified to provide Application Specialist training. Certified IPC Trainers will participate in a week-long program that has 32 instruction hours. Application Specialist training is modular and training/certification is provided on topics specific to an individuals work requirements.
Some WHMA-A-620 Instructor Training Course Topics
Cable and wire dimensioning, tolerances and preparation
Stamped and formed contacts
Insulation displacement connections
Molding and potting
Co-ax and twin-ax assembly
Wire bundle securing
Wire wrap (solderless)
Certification demonstrates commitment to customer requirements and greatly facilitates certification to ISO Certification or other quality assurance initiatives. By having earned this portable credential, you’ll receive immediate recognition, legitimacy and value throughout the electronics industry.
All IPC/WHMA-A-620 Trainers receive materials for participating in the A-620 training as well as instructional materials for conducting Application Specialist training.
• A CD-ROM with nearly 500 full color teaching visuals illustrating every aspect of the IPC/WHMA-A-620 document and training information, electronic files of the student handbook for royalty-free printing, and all reports and forms required for conducting Application Specialist Training.
• An Instructor Guide, providing complete instructions for conducting the Application Specialist training and testing.
• An IPC/WHMA-A-620 Certified IPC Trainer Student Handbook.
• The IPC/WHMA-A-620 Requiements and Acceptance of Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies.
• Open and closed book Application Specialist Written Examinations.
• PC certificate of course completion.
Application Specialist training materials, including student handbooks and certificates, maybe purchased from IPC only by Certified IPC Trainers and the companies they represent. Certified IPC Trainers may teach the course at any location and set a training fee, if applicable.
The term for an IPC/WHMA-A-620 Certified IPC Trainer is two years. Re-certification training is conducted at the Authorized Certification Centers.
Authorized Training Companies
The WHMA organizations listed below have been licensed to provide the IPC/WHMA-A-620 Training and Certification Program. Centers operate independently and set their own course schedules and fees. To register for the program, contact a training center. For program information, email to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact IPC at 847-597-2814.
Other Authorized Training Companies
A. A. Training Consulting and Trade A.G. Ltd.
2A Rahvat Poina St.
P: +972 3 967 2826
F: +972 3 967 2813
Training available in Hebrew
513 Cleveland Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
P: 55-5272-4341 & 3319 (Mexico City)
C: 55-2709-6392 (Mexico Cell)
Constantino J. Gonzalez
Training available in Spanish and English
Advanced Rework Technology Ltd
Hill Farm, Church Lane
P: +44 (0) 1245 237083
F: +44 (0) 1245 237084
Debbie Wade, Master IPC Trainer MIT
Asian Centre for Aerospace Capability Development Pte Ltd
511 Guillemard Road
#03-12 Grandlink Square
Republic of Singapore
P: +65 67414693
F: +65 67411205
C: +65 96412084
Australia SMCBA Training Centre
PO Box 3140
MURRUMBEENA VIC 3163
P: +61 3 9568 0599
F: +61 3 9568 0622
Training also conducted in New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore and The Philippines
Blackfox Training Institute, LLC
701 Delaware Avenue
Longmont, CO 80501
Locations also available in Australia, Malaysia, Italy and Mexico
P: +1 303-684-0135 x100
F: +1 303-485-5504
Training also available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese and Italian
Circuit Technology Inc.
340 Raleigh Street
Holly Springs, NC 27540
also in Florida and in Maryland
P: +1 919-552-3434
F: +1 919-552-2772
Training available in Spanish
Avda. Monasterio de El Escorial 97, 1D
P: +34 91 001 39 89
F: +34 91 001 25 94
Training is available in Spanish, English and German
Dalus S.A. de C.V.
Av. Kalos n° 117
Centro de Negocios Kalos Apodaca
Apodaca, N.L. 66600
P: +52 (81) 8386 1717
F: +52 (81) 8386 4780
Erik C. Jurgensen
Training available in Spanish, English
Clayton Wood Rise
P: +44 0113 274 4270
F: +44 0113 274 4328
I-SAC Electronic Co., Ltd.
#307, The O’valley 555-9 Hogye-Dong
Anyang-City, Kyunggi-Do 431-763
W: +82 10 2929 1728
F: +82 31 479 0239
Mr. Dohyun Yoon
Istituto Italiano della Saldatura
Lungobisagno Istria, 15
P: +39 0108341315
F: +39 0108367780
Training available in Italian, Spanish and French
Owen-GL Circuit Technology S.C.
Ave. Vallarta #6503, Local B-24
Plaza Concentro, Col. Ciudad Granja
Zapopan, Jalisco 45010
P: +52 333-656-5808 (Guadalajara MX)
F: +52 333-656-5808
Luis F. Garcia
Jose Luis Martinez
Training available in English and Spanish
PIEK International Education Center (I.E.C.) BV
Schelsberg 111 – 113
6413 AC Heerlen
P: +31 45 570 3333
F: +31 45 570 3320
Training also available in Dutch, German, English and French
Karlskoga 691 52
P: +46 (0) 586 844 77
F: +46 (0) 586 844 79
Training also available in English and Swedish
Renex Electronics Education Center
al. Kazimierza Wielkiego 6E
Location also available in Romania
P: +48 54 4112555
F: +48 54 4112555
Training language in Polish, English, Lithuanian, Russian, Romanian
Solder School Technology
29, Whitehill Road
Whitehill Business Park
Glenrothes, Fife KY6 2RW
P: +44 1592 631094
F: +44 1592 631995
Soldering. Biz (a Weeks Planning Company)
1801 D Street
Vancouver, WA 98663
Classrooms in Washington, Oregon and California
P: +1 360-608-8015
F: +1 360-546-2821
Training and Certification Specialists (TCS)
P.O. Box 7501
Milford, NH 03055
F: +1 603-672-3010