The IPC Designers Council was established in 1992. It is an international society of individual designers, with the mission is to facilitate and promote orderly exchange and integration of design concepts concerning printed boards and related technologies. The Certified Interconnect Design (CID) program was an initiative of the Designers Council


Objective evaluation of core competencies in design is provided by this professional program, based upon industry standards rather than specifications of just one company. Courses enhance and assess knowledge: how to transform an electrical circuit description into a PCB design that can be manufactured, assembled, tested.

Certification demonstrates a real commitment to excellence. Your personal and organizational investment in continuing education and professional development makes a difference to employers and their customers.

CID (Certified Interconnect Designer-Basic) and CID+ (Advanced) are valuable professional credentials recognized throughout the electronics industry.

Designers Certification Course Description

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