Certification

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
Crimp terminations
Stamped and formed contacts
Machined Contacts
Insulation displacement connections
Ultrasonic welding
Soldered terminations
Splices
Connertorization
Molding and potting
Co-ax and twin-ax assembly
Wire bundle securing
Shielding
Installation
Wire wrap (solderless)

Program Benefits

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.

These include:

• 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 certification@ipc.org or contact IPC at 847-597-2814.

TE Connectivity
P.O. Box 3608
Harrisburg, PA 17105-3608
P: 717-810-2417
F: 717-810-2861
Rick Hawthorne
rlhawtho@te.com
tooling.te.com/a-620.asp

Other Authorized Training Companies

A. A. Training Consulting and Trade A.G. Ltd.
2A Rahvat Poina St.
Shoam 60850
Israel
P: +972 3 967 2826
F: +972 3 967 2813
Arie Grushka
agrushka@zahav.net.il
www.arie-grushka.co.il
Training available in Hebrew

 

ACME, INC.
(American-Hispanic Company)
513 Cleveland Street
Suite 300
Rapid City, SD 57701
USA
P: 605-381-5963
F: 605-341-4261
P: 55-5272-4341 & 3319 (Mexico City)
C: 55-2709-6392 (Mexico Cell)
Constantino J. Gonzalez
acmetino@icloud.com
acmetino@msn.com
acmetino@galusamex.com
Training available in Spanish and English

 

Advanced Rework Technology
Hill Farm
Ford End
Chelmsford CM3 1LH
UK
P: +44 1245 237083
F: +44 1245 237084
Barry Morris
info@rework.co.uk
www.rework.co.uk

 

A.P. Solutions, Inc.
4500 Lee Road
Suite 129
Cleveland, OH   44128
USA
P: +1 216-518-8481
F: +1 216-518-8482
Lonnie Reid, III
lonnie.reid.iii@ap-solutions.com
www.ap-solutions.com

 

Asian Centre for Aerospace Capability Development Pte Ltd
511 Guillemard Road
#03-12 Grandlink Square
Singapore 399849
Republic of Singapore
P: +65 67414693
F: +65 67411205
C: +65 96412084
watsonchong@asian-aerocad.com
www.asian-aerocad.com

 

Australia SMCBA Training Centre
PO Box 3140
MURRUMBEENA VIC 3163
Australia
P: +61 3 9568 0599
F: +61 3 9568 0622
pollocka@smcba.asn.au
www.smcba.asn.au
Training also conducted in New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore and The Philippines

 

B E S T Inc.
3603 Edison Place
Rolling Meadows, IL   60008
USA
P: +1 847-797-9250
F: +1 847-797-9255
Katy Radcliff
kradcliff@solder.net
www.solder.net
Training available in Spanish, Mandarin or English

 

Blackfox Training Institute, LLC
701 Delaware Avenue
Unit B
Longmont, CO 80501
USA
Locations also available in Australia, Malaysia, Italy and Mexico
P: +1 303-684-0135  x100
P: 888-837-9959
F: +1 303-485-5504
Sharon Montana-Beard
sharonm@blackfox.com
www.blackfox.com
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
USA
P: +1 919-552-3434
F: +1 919-552-2772
Bob Doetzer
bob@circuittechnology.com
www.circuittechnology.com/training
Training available in Spanish

 

Consultronica, S.L.
Avda. Monasterio de El Escorial 97, 1D
28049 Madrid
Spain
P: +34 91 001 39 89
F: +34 91 001 25 94
Andreas Gregor
info@consultronica.es
www.consultronica.es
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
Mexico
P: +52 (81) 8386 1717
F: +52 (81) 8386 4780
Erik C. Jurgensen
Lorena Garza
info@dalus.com
lorena.garza@dalus.com
www.dalus.com
Training available in Spanish, English

 

EEI Manufacturing Services
703 Grand Central Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
USA
P: +1 727-447-5867
Venus Sanders
vsanders@eeimfg.com
Gloria Remp
gremp@eeimfg.com
www.eeimfg.com

 

Electronics Yorkshire
Airedale House
Clayton Wood Rise
West Park
Leeds
LS16 6RF
UK
P: +44 0113 274 4270
F: +44 0113 274 4328
Eric Hinsley
erich@electronicsyorkshire.org.uk
www.electronicsyorkshire.org.uk

 

EPTAC Corporation
8025 South Willow Street
Longfellow Square, Building II
Manchester, NH 03103
USA
P: 800-643-7822
P: +1 603-296-0887
F: +1 603-296-2377
Brenda Bujwid
eptac@eptac.com
www.eptac.com

 

FED-Fachverband Elektronik Design e.V.
Alte Jakobstrasse 85/86
Berlin D-10179
Germany
P: +49 30 834 9059
F: +49 30 834 1831
Dr. Stephan Weyhe
info@fed.de
www.fed.de

 

HYTEK
Sofievej 61
Postboks 519
DK-9100 Aalborg
Denmark
P: +45 9811 7003
F: +45 9633 2201
hytek@hytekaalborg.dk
www.hytekaalborg.dk
Training also available in Danish – Swedish – Norwegian

 

IPC China
Suite 16AB, Shengquan Bldg.
28 Tan Jiadu Road
Putuo District
Shanghai, 200063
P.R. China
P: +86 21 54973435
F: +86 21 54973437
infoasia@ipc.org
www.ipc.org/China

 

I-SAC Electronic Co., Ltd.
#307, The O’valley 555-9 Hogye-Dong
Dongan-Gu
Anyang-City, Kyunggi-Do  431-763
South Korea
W: +82 10 2929 1728
F: +82 31 479 0239
Mr. Dohyun Yoon
ipc-korea@hanmail.net
www.ipc-korea.com

 

Impact Centre for Training & Staffing
32 Commercial Street
Nelson
Caerphilly C.B.  CF46 6NF
South Wales
UK
P: +44 1443 453458
F: +44 1443 451971
Brian Bowden
brian.bowden@ipcts.com
www.impactcts.com

 

Istituto Italiano della Saldatura
Lungobisagno Istria, 15
16141 Genova
Italy
P: +39 0108341315
F: +39 0108367780
luca.moliterni@iis.it
www.formazionesaldatura.it
Training available in Italian, Spanish and French

 

Omni Training Corp
9513 Business Center Drive
Suite J
Rancho Cucamonga, CA  91730-4500
USA
P: +1 909-945-9495
F: +1 909-945-9459
OTCSolder@OmniTraining.com
www.omnitraining.com

 

Owen-GL Circuit Technology S.C.
Ave. Vallarta #6503, Local B-24
Plaza Concentro, Col. Ciudad Granja
Zapopan, Jalisco  45010
Mexico
P: +52 333-656-5808 (Guadalajara MX)
F: +52 333-656-5808
Luis F. Garcia
Jose Luis Martinez
luisg@owen-gl.com
joselmartinez@owen-gl.com
www.owen-gl.com
Training available in English and Spanish

 

PIEK International Education Center (I.E.C.) BV
Schelsberg 111 – 113
6413 AC Heerlen
The Netherlands
P: +31 45 570 3333
F: +31 45 570 3320
info@piekiec.eu
www.piekiec.eu
Training also available in Dutch, German, English and French

 

Prodel AB
Kallmossvagen 5
Karlskoga 691 52
Sweden
P: +46 (0) 586 844 77
F: +46 (0) 586 844 79
Saga Alving
saga@prodel.se
Training also available in English and Swedish

 

Renex Electronics Education Center
al. Kazimierza Wielkiego 6E
87-800 Wloclawek
Poland
Location also available in Romania
P: +48 54 4112555
F: +48 54 4112555
Marcin Sudomir
szkolenia@renex.com.pl
www.renex.com.pl
Training language in Polish, English, Lithuanian, Russian, Romanian

 

Solder School Technology
29, Whitehill Road
Whitehill Business Park
Glenrothes, Fife KY6 2RW
Scotland
P: +44 1592 631094
F: +44 1592 631995
Katherine Henderson
KathHende@aol.com
enquiries@solderschool.com
www.solderschool.com

 

Soldering. Biz (a Weeks Planning Company)
1801 D Street
Suite 2
Vancouver, WA  98663
USA
Classrooms in Washington, Oregon and California
P: 877-523-5962
P: +1 360-608-8015
F: +1 360-546-2821
Luke Weeks
luke@soldering.biz
www.soldering.biz

 


SQC DENMARK
Skaaning Quality & Certification Engvej 3
DK-2960 Rungsted Kyst
Denmark
P: +45 4041 3930
F: +45 4586 3572
Finn Skaanning
qualcert@qualcert.dk
www.qualcert.dk

 


STI Electronics, Inc.

261 Palmer Road
Madison, AL 35758
USA
P: 800-767-4919
P: +1 256-461-9191
F: +1 256-705-5538
 Ann Duncan
aduncan@stielectronicsinc.com
www.stielectronicsinc.com

 

STM-Service To Mankind
3622 Norwood Avenue
San Jose, CA 95148
USA
P: +1 408-274-7119
Floyd Bertagnolli
floyd@stmtraining.com
www.stmtraining.com

 

Training and Certification Specialists (TCS)
P.O. Box 7501
Milford, NH   03055
USA
T: 800-955-4842
F: +1 603-672-3010
Frank Stetson
trainingct@aol.com

 

Verion Training Systems, LLC
4100 Alpha Road
Suite 200
Dallas, TX 75244
USA
P: 877-837-4661 (Toll-Free)
P: +1 972-866-8887
F: +1 972-907-0500
rjohnson@veriontraining.com
www.veriontraining.com