Setting the standards for quality, acceptance criteria and conformity to guidelines for bare printed boards.


To command productivity, having a good grasp and adequate knowledge on the quality of a circuit board and its workmanship, is essential in the world of electronics.

PCB manufacturers as well as assemblers depend on IPC-A-600 to understand and cope with any quality issues in dealing with their customers and suppliers. This highly recognized certification makes IPA-A-600 as one of the most sought-after programs that has been established by IPC.

At ELITC, we encourage companies, who are in the printed boards business and wants to make a statement to its users on the quality and high standards of their circuit boards, to ensure that their employees are equipped with this knowledge.

IPA-A-600 will focus on the information that line workers, operators, inspectors, engineers and purchasers need to know when inspecting, accepting or rejecting printed bare boards.


We encourage you to invest in related IPC courses such as IPC-J-STD-001, IPC-7711/7721, IPC-A-610 and IPC/WHMA-A-620C, for your organization today.

IPC “Certified IPC Specialist (CIS)”
IPC-A-600 Acceptability of Printed Boards External and Internal


Course Description:

This course is designed to certify Operators/Inspectors in identifying characteristics that may occur either internally or externally in the printed circuit board. This includes characteristics in the base material, plated-through-holes, internal conductive copper pattern, treatments to the internal copper, and internal planes.



Learners will have the ability to identify acceptable/non-conforming conditions for:

  • Surface imperfection
  • Subsurface imperfections
  • Imperfections in conductive circuitry
  • Hole characteristics
  • Solder resist imperfections
  • Marking anomalies
  • Dimensional characteristics


Students will demonstrate knowledge of the IPC-A-600 standard and accept/reject criteria by successfully passing an open and closed written exam.

Students will receive a Certified IPC Specialist certificate with an overall score of 70% or better, on classroom written exams.


What the “Learner” Receives:
  • IPC-A-600 Manual
  • IPC “Certified IPC Specialist (CIS)” Certificate


Duration: 3 Days

Price: Call to enquire

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