PC/WHMA-A-620B Certified IPC Application Specialist (CIS) Training and Certification Program

"Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies"


IPC/WHMA-A-620B - Certified IPC Specialist - Cable and wire harness assembly requirementsIPC/WHMA-A-620B, Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies, is modeled after IPC-A-610; IPC’s most widely used standard with an international reputation as THE source for end product acceptance criteria for consumer and high reliability printed circuit assemblies. IPC/WHMA-A-620 is the first industry consensus standard for cable and wire harness fabrication and installation.

Application Specialist Training includes:

Module 1 (Mandatory): Introduction/Policy and Procedures, Forward, Cable/Wire Preparation, Measuring Cable Assemblies and Wires, and Testing Cable Assemblies.

Module 2 (Optional): Crimp Terminations and Insulation Displacement Connections (IDC)

Module 3 (Optional):  Soldered Terminations

Module 4 (Optional):  Connectorization and Molding/Potting

Module 5 (Optional):  Splices

Module 6 (Optional): Marking and Labeling, Wire Bundle Securing, Shielding, and Cable/Wire Harness Protective Coverings

Module 7 (Optional): Coaxial and Biaxial Cable Assemblies

Module 8 (Optional): Solderless Wire Wrap

Note: Module 1 is mandatory training for any Application Specialist certification. Modules 2 through 8 are optional additional training for the required disciplines.

Candidates take an open book exam for each module

•    An individual score of 70% or better on each exam is required
•    Candidates who pass the course modules receive an IPC certificate of proficiency indicating the areas of the IPC/WHMA-A-620 that were taught

Upon completion of the IPC/WHMA-A-620 Application Specialist course, candidates are certified for two years. At that time Application Specialists will need to attend a recertification course to maintain certification for the IPC/WHMA-A-620 course.



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