Standards for Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies


Released in 2002, IPC/WHMA-A-620C has quickly become the standards industries follow closely in acceptability criteria for crimped, mechanically secured, and soldered interconnection and the corresponding lacing/restraining criteria associated with cable and harness assemblies.

Certification in IPC/WHMA-A-620C proves to your customers that you are committed to standards and requirements. Companies who invested in IPC/WHMA-A-620C to train their employees, are expected to breeze through any ISO Certification as this accreditation is immediately recognized as legitimate and credible.

We encourage companies to equip their staff from operators to purchasers with this credential, so as to boost their knowledge and confidence, thus resulting in higher employee retention.


We encourage you to invest in related IPC courses such as IPC-J-STD-001, IPC-7711/7721, IPA-A-600 and IPC-A-610 for your organization today.

“Certified IPC Specialist (CIS)” Course 7.0 IPC/WHMA-A-620
“Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Harness Assemblies”


Course Description

IPC/WHMA-A-620 is the first industry standard for cable and wire harness fabrication and installation. The Operator program is modularized to allow for maximum flexibility to meet individual needs. This training will familiarize the student with the general requirements of the IPC/WHMA-A-620 Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Harness Assemblies, and concludes with a qualifying examination.



Upon successful completion of this training program participants will be certified as Certified IPC Specialist (CIS). With this portable credential, you’ll receive immediate recognition and value throughout the Electronics Industry.

Reference the IPC/WHMA-A-620 standard to make acceptable/reject decisions

Interpret terminology and their definitions

Successfully pass the open book exams with an 70% or better


Course Structure:

Module 1 (required)

Introduction/IPC Professional Policies and Procedures (section 1); Foreword and Applicable Documents (section 2); Cable/wire preparation (section 3); Measuring Cable Assemblies (section 11);

Testing Cable Assemblies (section 19)

Module 2 (optional)

Crimp Terminations (section 5) and Insulation Displacement Connections (section 6)

Module 3 (optional)

 Soldered Terminations (section 4)

Module 4 (optional)

Connectorization (section 9) and Molding/Potting (section10)

Module 5 (optional)

Splices (section 8)

Module 6 (optional)

Marking/Labeling (section 12); Wire Bundle Securing (section 14); Shielding (section 15); Protective Coverings (section 16) Finished Assembly Installation (Section 17)

Module 7 (optional)

Coaxial and Twinaxial Cable Assemblies (section 13)

Module 8 (optional) S

olderless Wire Wrap (section 18)



Satisfactory completion of this course:

> Successfully pass Modules 1 & 2 with an average score of 70% or better > Successfully pass Modules 3-8 with a score of 70% or better


What the Operator receives:

> IPC/WHMA-A-620 Standard

> IPC “Certified IPC Specialist (CIS)” Certificate


Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive an IPC certification that is valid for 24 months.


Duration: 4 Days

Price: Call to enquire

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