The printed circuit board is loaded with expensive components...and it does not work! There is no starting over, and the choices seem ominous: scrap it or send it out. Either way, it's going to cost you. Do you have a third option? IPC's Rework, Repair and Modification Training and Certification Program offers your company the money-saving alternative: fix it yourself to IPC standards!

This train-the-trainer program teaches industry-approved techniques on through hole and surface mount rework, land, conductor and laminate repair. It also provides a flexible, highly skills-oriented training program with teaching materials that enable a qualified representative from your company to train operators on a variety of procedures from the IPC-7711/7721 Rework of Electronic Assemblies, Repair and Modification of Printed Boards and Electronic Assemblies.


Companies participating in IPC's Rework, Repair and Modification Training and Certification Program send candidates to Approved IPC-7711/7721 Training Centers for forty hours of intensive, hands-on instruction. Candidates who pass the classroom exam and skills demonstrations are recognised by IPC as 7711/21 Certified IPC Trainers and leave with a lesson plan, visuals and materials for training Application Specialists (operators) on up to nine different assembly rework and repair modules. Certified IPC Trainers are certified for twoyears.

Certified IPC Trainer training covers common rework and repair techniques. Application Specialist training is modular and only the introductory module, Common Procedures, is a required element. Other Application Specialist level modules are taught based on a company's needs. Application Specialists are certified for two years for each module taken.


  • Product classifications, skill levels, tools and materials
  • Basic surface mount and through hole component removal
  • Land preparation and component installation
  • Primary heating methods: conductive, convective, etc.
  • Handling electronic assemblies
  • Wire splicing procedures
  • Through hole component removal and installation
  • Chip and MELF rework procedures
  • SOIC/SOT, J-lead and QFP rework
  • Printed wiring board circuit and laminate repair
  • Conformal coating removal

Who Should become a Trainer? While there are no formal entrance requirements, Certified IPC Trainer candidates must have excellent soldering skills and an ability to impart knowledge. Training, manufacturing and quality assurance supervisors with considerable experience in both teaching and assembly rework procedures are strongly encouraged to receive this certification.


Internationally recognised certification, the savings, the skills improvement and the materials. This program provides Certified IPC Trainers and their companies with a valuable industry-recognized credential. Clearly, the greatest asset of this program can be measured in dollars saved on restoring very expensive electronics assemblies. IPC-7711/7721 Certified IPC Trainers also receive teaching materials for conducting all the modules of Application Specialist training.

These materials include:

  • A copy of the industry standards IPC-7711/7721 Rework of Electronic Assemblies, Repair and Modification of Printed Boards and Electronic Assemblies
  • Full colour teaching visuals, artwork for test/practice kits, student manual files, report and assessment forms, answer keys, instructor guide etc
  • Equipment parts list and artwork for test/practice kits * Please note: Exams are now ordered online on the IPC Certification Portal

Certified IPC Application Specialist manterials and online examinations with certification can be purchased from IPC only by IPC-7711/7721 Certified IPC Trainers.

The certification term for IPC-7711/7721 Certified IPC Trainers is two years.
Re-certification is available at IPC Authorised 7711/21 Training Centres.


The fee for the IPC-7711/7721 Certified IPC Trainer course includes all materials for the course, lunches and refreshments each day and (after successful completion of the course) the IPC-7711/7721 Certified IPC Trainers Kit.

CIT Course Fee: AU$3,500 excl GST
SMCBA Members Discount: $300

CIS Course Fee rework and repair: AU$1600 excl GST
SMCBA Members Discount: $300

CIS Course Fee rework only (3 days): AU$1100 excl GST
SMCBA Members Discount: $150


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