IPC J-STD-001 - Certification Training | Electronic Assembly Soldering
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IPC J-STD-001 - Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies

Produce high quality products at the lowest possible price by implementing IPC J-STD-001.

Manufacturing an electronic assembly right first time saves your company money and keeps your customers happy. The IPC J-STD-001 describes the materials, methods and verification criteria for producing high-quality, soldered, leaded and lead-free interconnections, and emphasises the process control needed to achieve these.

Because the J-STD-001 is a worldwide standard, working to that standard and having staff trained to the standard might be the only way to gain a manufacturing contract or to get your products certified for markets such as aerospace or medical applications.


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Who should undertake IPC J-STD-001 training?

This standard is aimed at anyone needing to understand whether a soldered joint is acceptable, such as:

  • process engineers
  • assembly operators
  • quality and inspection staff
  • anyone responsible for the quality and reliability of soldered assemblies

Some knowledge of the basic concepts and materials associated with hand soldering is required.

IPC J-STD-001 for trainers or staff

There are two levels of IPC J-Std-001 training.

  • To have your team able to apply the standard you need the Application Specialist (or CIS) level.
  • To take responsibility for your own training at least one of your team must gain the Certified IPC Trainer (or CIT) level to train and certify other staff. Any company which has a large number of staff who will benefit from IPC J-Std knowledge and certification may find it more beneficial to have a CIT to train and maintain its own employees.

Electronics Yorkshire has Master IPC Trainers delivering CIS and CIT certification across all five practical and classroom-based IPC programmes.

IPC J-STD-001 course overview

The course describes the materials, methods and verification criteria for producing high quality soldered joints; it emphasises the importance of process control.

The basic techniques of soldering are explained along with details on relevant factors such as flux, solder composition, soldering to terminals, through-hole, surface-mount devices and relevant inspection. Acceptance criteria are also fully covered.

Importantly, this is not a beginner’s soldering course and candidates must have hand soldering experience. The course includes practical elements including work on plated through hole components and surface mount devices to validate inspection to the IPC J-STD-001.

J-STD-001 covers three classes of quality assurance:

Class 1 General electronic products - such as cameras, audio/video and domestic appliances. The lifetime of these products is limited, and a failure is not critical.
Class 2 Dedicated service electronic products - such as printers, copiers, computers and general production equipment. The lifetime of the products is longer than class 1, the amount of usage is higher, and an uninterrupted service is desirable.
Class 3 High reliability/critical products - such as military, aerospace and medical. Not only is the product lifetime extended but the products must function without interruption and downtime is not an acceptable option.


J-STD-001 is a modular programme. Apart from mandatory modules your staff may only need the elements relevant to your company; however both IPC and Electronics Yorkshire strongly recommend that all modules are taken. For Certified Trainers all modules are mandatory; CIS courses listed in the Training Calendar include all modules.

  Application Specialist Certified Trainer
Module 1 – Overview of J-Std-001 requirements and general requirements Mandatory Mandatory
Module 2 – Assembly and soldering of wires and terminals Optional Mandatory
Module 3 – Assembly and soldering of through-hole connections Optional Mandatory
Module 4 – Assembly and soldering of surface mount components Optional Mandatory
Module 5 – Theory and application of inspection techniques including a practical exercise Optional Mandatory

The IPC J-Std-001 Table of Contents can be accessed here.


Pass rates and notes:

Application Specialist Certified Trainer
A minimum of 70% is required on each closed and open-book written test and practical exams on Modules 2, 3 and 4 to achieve a pass An average of 80% is required across all the closed and open-book written tests and practical exams on Modules 2, 3 and 4 to achieve a pass
On completion of the course, the Application Specialist will receive a copy of the IPC J-Std-001 Standard On successful completion of the course, the IPC J-Std-001 Trainer will receive all IPC materials to carry out the Application Specialist training. These include:
  • CD-ROM with teaching visuals
  • Instructor Guide
  • Copies of the J-Std-001 through to -006 and a copy of the T50H
  • Artwork of soldering test boards
  • IPC J-Std-001 Written Examination
Students opting for just Module 5 will also get questioned on Modules 2-4 Application Specialist training materials, manuals and course certificates can only be purchased by Certified IPC-J-Std-001 Trainers

Each course provides a global IPC certification valid for two years. For students who have previously achieved either Application Specialist or Certified Trainer J-STD-001 Certification within the last two years a relevant Recertification course is available.

IPC J-STD-001 course location options

Click here to check out upcoming training course dates or contact Electronics Yorkshire for details on 0113 274 4270; or email peterm@electronicsyorkshire.org.uk

This course is held at Electronics Yorkshire’s Training and Technology Centre of Excellence, off the A6120 Ring Road, north of Leeds.

Electronics Yorkshire
Airedale House
Clayton Wood Rise
LS16 6RF

We can also conduct training on your premises; call us to discuss this option.

IPC J-STD-001 course duration and booking

Training courses at our training and technology centre:

Certified Trainer
Application Specialist
Certified IPC Trainer (CIT) course is 5 days

All modules are mandatory.

A copy of the IPC Standard and IPC's training materials are included for each student

Certified IPC application Specialist (CIS) course is 4 days

Module 1 is mandatory and takes one full day. All modules are covered within four days; omitting modules is unlikely to reduce overall attendance time.

A copy of the IPC Standard is included for each student.

CIT Recertification is available - ask for details
CIS Recertification is available - ask for details

Electronics Yorkshire Full Members undertaking training at our Leeds centre receive a 10% discount on training costs. Discounts can also be offered for multiple bookings.

If, within seven days of the course commencement date, there are insufficient students booked onto this course, Electronics Yorkshire maintains the right to cancel and offer alternative dates.

IPC training programmes are intensive courses concluding in examination. Students should have the necessary standard of knowledge and experience to support their attendance on a course and to undertake the examination. If students have any concerns about qualification to attend any course they should contact Electronics Yorkshire’s training staff in advance for advice.

Cancellation and postponement details can be found in our Terms and Conditions.

On site training at customer's location:

Certified Trainer
Application Specialist
Certified IPC Trainer (CIT) is a 5-day course

All modules are mandatory.

Course materials are provided during the training; one copy of IPC's training materials is included and more can be purchased separately from Electronics Yorkshire.

Certified IPC application Specialist (CIS) is a 4-day course

Module 1 is mandatory and takes one full day. Each individual module requires a different amount of classroom time. All modules are covered in four days.

Course materials are provided during the training; one copy of the standard is included and more can be purchased separately from Electronics Yorkshire.

CIT Recertification is available - ask for details
CIS Recertification is available - ask for details

Please call us on 0113 274 4270 for prices and to book the course of your choice.

IPC J-STD-001 'challenge tests' for CIS and CIT can also be booked, please contact us to discuss the options involved.

Older standards

Please note that the latest standard revision is IPC J-STD-001F. This supersedes the following training courses: IPC/EIA J-STD-001, IPC/EIA J-STD-001A, IPC/EIA J-STD-001B, IPC/EIA J-STD-001C, IPC/EIA J-STD-001D, IPC J-STD-001A, IPC J-STD-001B, IPC J-STD-001C, IPC J-STD-001D, IPC J-STD-A, IPC J-STD-B, IPC J-STD-C, IPC J-STD-D, IPC J-STD A, IPC J-STD B, IPC J-STD C, IPC J-STD D