J-STD-001 Certification – PCB Assembly Std

J-STD-001 Certification – PCB Assembly Std

IPC J-STD-001 Certification & Benefits

The J-STD-001 certification program offers those interested in company-wide PCB assembly an industry traceable program. The program provides either instructors or technicians with a credential that represents their understanding of the J-STD-001, the industry’s most robust assembly standard for printed circuit boards. Read more about the J-STD-001H

The J-STD-001 program is the PCB assembly standard in the industry and consists of both acceptance criteria discussions as well as “how to” solder instruction and demonstration/verification of hand-soldering skills. 

For those in the aerospace industry requiring the assembly of electronic products to the Space addendum standard the training consists of additional material which emphasizes the specific nuances of electronic assembly for space applications. 

What are the IPC J-STD-001 Certification Benefits?

Receive professional recognition of skills and experience.

Acquire certification through formal, educational-based training.

Learn about evolving technologies and tomorrow’s challenges.

Technical certification provides a standard for identifying and evaluating required knowledge, skills, selling, and support.

Educational and experimental processes are designed to ensure valid, reliable and accurate assessment of knowledge and expertise.

Learn to perform to defined standards and levels of capabilities.

Recognizes and rewards demonstrated ability.

Validates that a candidate has satisfied a comprehensive set of technical performance requirements.

Increases productivity and credibility within the organization.

Certified employees have been found to solve problems faster, work better in teams and show a higher level of confidence in their own abilities and solutions.

Measures competence levels in a particular product or technology.

Customers looking for high levels of service from certified, technical professionals.


The Program:

The acceptability of electronic assemblies is the most widely used standard published by the IPC. It maintains an international reputation as the source for end product acceptance criteria for the consumer and high reliability printed wiring assemblies.

This is an industry-consensus program that includes training, certification and instructional materials based on the J-STD-001 assembly standards and criteria. This certification will demonstrate your commitment to customer requirements and assists any company dedicated to ISO-9000 or other quality assurance initiatives as the J-STD-001 is a certified training program relying on ANSI standards.

This training and certification are highly recognized throughout the electronics industry. Thousands of individuals have been trained and certified as J-STD-001 Class “A” Instructors in the first five years of the program. The IPC J-STD-001 Training and Certification provides instructors with high-quality materials and detailed instructional plans for training operators.

The J-STD-001 training and certification program has two tiers of instruction. Instructor candidates are sent by their parent companies to receive intensive training on the J-STD-001 from an IPC-approved certification center. Candidates are certified once they complete their course of study and pass the certification examination. If they feel they do not need the training course, candidates may opt to take a “challenge test” administered by one of the certification centers. Certified instructors are provided instructional materials for training workers in a 24-hour Worker Proficiency training program. Instructors are considered certified for two years after the course completion date. They must then re-certify at an IPC-approved certification site.

What Materials do I Receive While Taking Part in IPC J STD-001 Class?

All IPC J-STD-001 Certified Instructors receive materials for teaching the Operator Proficiency training course, including:

Access to the latest full-color visuals covering all aspects of the standard and training course

An instructor guide for conducting all the Application Specialist training modules

Access to the online training portal for open and closed book examinations for all the Application Specialist Training Modules

Official serialized IPC certificate of course completion. 

Anyone responsible for the quality and reliability of electronic assemblies should consider becoming an IPC-J-STD-001 Class “A” Instructor. Trainers and quality supervisors versed in electronic assembly are excellent candidates for Class “A” training, as are engineering and manufacturing supervisors with assembly responsibilities.

The IPC-J-STD-001 training and certification program offers those interested in company-wide quality assurance initiatives. An IPC-sponsored program supports the commitment to continuous improvement of product quality and reliability. The program provides individuals with a portable credential that recognizes their understanding of the IPC-J-STD-001. All IPC-J-STD-001 Class “A” Instructors receive materials for participating in the Class “A” training, as well as instructional materials for conducting worker proficiency training.

Topics Covered in IPC-J-STD-001

IPC Master Instructors for IPC J-STD-001

BEST master instructors, with many years of electronics and wire harness assembly experience will instruct all levels of this IPC certification course. They will bring relevant samples, photos and experiences into the classroom. In addition their soldering skills including "tricks of the trade" learned over many years will be imparted to the students. For classes where there are multiple companies represented the experience of employees from those companies will also be part of the richness of training experience.