IPC/WHMA-A-620 Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies Training and Certification Program

Over the years the IPC/WHMA-A-620, Requirements, and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies have become the most important process, materials, and inspection standard for the cable and wire harness industry.

Support quality assurance initiatives with certification on this essential inspection standard for the wire harness industry

Developed with the support of the Wire Harness Manufacturer’s Association, this standard has earned an international reputation as the source for process control and end-product acceptance.

Some IPC/WHMA-A-620 Training Course Topics:

  • Personnel proficiency
  • Tools and equipment
  • Materials and processes
  • Preparation
  • Soldered terminations
  • Crimp Terminations (contacts and lugs)
  • Insulation Displacement Connection (IDC)
  • Ultrasonic welding
  • Splices
  • Connectorization
  • Over-Molding / Potting
  • Measuring Cable Assemblies and Wires
  • Marking / Labeling
  • Coaxial and Biaxial Cable Assemblies
  • Securing
  • Harness / Cable Electrical Shielding
  • Cable / Wire Harness Protective Coverings
  • Finished Assembly Installation
  • Solderless wrap
  • Testing
  • High voltage

Three different types of training are offered:
Depending on the specific task, role, and demands of the individual participant three certification models are offered:

  • IPC/WHMA-A-620 Certified IPC Specialist (CIS)

    focuses on the necessary knowledge for inspectors, operators, engineers, buyers and any other individual involved in the inspection of wire harness assemblies or those who have to make acceptance/rejection decisions regarding wire harness assemblies.

  • IPC/WHMA-A-620 Certified IPC Trainer (CIT)

    To perform CIS training courses it is a prerequisite to be certified as CIT. CIT candidates will benefit from the extra information handed to them in this training. This training is suited for trainers, but also engineering and manufacturing supervisors.

  • IPC/WHMA-A-620 Certified Standards Expert (CSE)

    The IPC Certified Standards Expert (CSE) is a professional specialist with in-depth knowledge of a specific IPC standard. The role of the IPC Certified Standards Expert (CSE) can vary per organisation. More information on this programme and the differences with the Certified IPC Trainer (CIT) programme can be found on the IPC website: https://www.ipc.org/ContentPage.aspx?pageid=Certified-Standards-Expert-CSE.

Training Modules
The entire document is covered in the CIT training program. The instructor will get well prepared to teach all of the CIS modules. For CIS training only Module 1 is a required element. The other modules may be covered based on the specific needs of your company. Thus a CIS training can be tailored to your candidate needs.

CIT Program benefits
To successfully prepare CIT candidates for their future role as trainers, the CIT program includes:

  • Tips on using the standard for inspection purposes
  • Administrative tasks for IPC certification
  • Tips on how to use the lesson plan and training materials
  • Necessary trainer skills

Optional Hands-on Training Available
This is an optional hands-on training module developed by the IPC-A-620 Technical Training Committee to provide the users with the practical basics of cable and wire harness fabrication. This training module can be added both to CIT and CIS training.

Make an investment in continuous improvement and quality enhancement today — with the IPC/WHMA-A-620, Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies Training and Certification Program.

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