This "IPC J-STD-001, Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies" training class is designed for operators that work with electronic & electrical products and who are required to be certified to IPC J-STD-001. For example, anyone with assembly tasks, duties, and functions, who is responsible for ensuring the quality & reliability of electronic & electrical assemblies, should become certified to IPC J-STD-001, including assemblers, operators, electricians, technicians, engineers, manufacturing supervisors, etc.

The class will present knowledge of the IPC J-STD-001 general requirements and test methods as it pertains to Wire & Terminal Assembly and Soldering, Through-Hole Technology requirements, and Surface Mount Technology.  It covers the materials, methods and verification criteria for producing high quality soldered interconnections.

This certification class is a 5-day training session and it is a combination of both theory lecture and hands-on exercise, covering the subjects that are presented in the IPC J-STD-001 document.  It is a comprehensive, hands-on solder training program that provides companies the necessary tools to increase employee skills and performance.

Adopted for use by the Department of Defense (DoD) on July 19, 2001, the "IPC J-STD-001, Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies" document specifies, illustrates and describes the materials, the acceptance criteria & method for manufacturing soldered electrical and electronic assemblies.

This training and certification has immediate recognition, legitimacy and value throughout the electronics industry. Our instructors are highly qualified, certified, and registered IPC instructors. As a comprehensive and technically accurate program, the IPC J-STD-001 Training & Certification program provides our instructors with high quality materials and detailed instructional plans for successfully training operators.

The theories will be learned and reiterated immediately by the related hands-on practices. We highly believe that the hands-on exercises are valuable as they reinforce the theoretical concepts learned and provide the students with an opportunity to effectively test what they have studied.

Students who successfully complete this class will be awarded an IPC J-STD-001 Operator Proficiency Certification, which is valid for two (2) years.  Our IPC J-STD-001 “Operator Proficiency” Re-Certification class is a 2-day extensive review of the IPC J-STD-001 Specification and is designed for students who require to renew their  certification prior to expiration.  The students will participate in a discussion and an overview of the IPC J-STD-001 document.  When there are revisions and/or amendments to this standard, students will discuss the applicable changes.  Please feel free to review our IPC J-STD-001 “Operator Proficiency” Re-Certification class web page, for further details.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This class involves the ability to interpret and understand technical information. Therefore, past knowledge with technical specifications is recommended.  The ability to solder through-hole and surface mount components are also recommended for this IPC J-STD-001 training class. If you have not had any previous hands-on soldering experience and are unfamiliar with the handling of electronic assemblies and/or with component installation location & orientation, we highly recommend that you initially enroll in our "Solder Hands-On" and/or "IPC-A-610 Certification" training class to acquire the basics & best practices of soldering, prior to enrolling in this IPC J-STD-001 training class.


  • Introduction & Course Overview

  • Safety in Electronic Assemblies

  • General Requirements of IPC J-STD-001

  • Wire & Terminal Assembly and Soldering

  • Through-Hole Technology Requirements

  • Surface Mount Technology Requirements

  • Wire & Terminal Demonstration and Lab Work

  • Through-Hole Technology Demonstration and Lab Work

  • Surface Mount Technology Demonstration and Lab Work

  • Inspection Methodology & Controlling Processes

  • J-STD & EIA Requirements for EOS/ESD

  • IPC J-STD-001 Test Methods

  • Machine Assembly Requirements

  • Defects & Process Control

  • Related Industry Standards

  • Comprehensive Program Review

  • Graduation (Certification)

To ensure the integrity and high quality of our training, we hold small classes with eight (8) students maximum per class.   In this fashion, the student/teacher ratio is low and our instructor can provide more one-on-one time and attention to all students with their hands-on exercises (which they deserve), allowing our training to be more personalized and tailored to the needs of each individual.

Our small, warm classroom size offers a nice, casual, relaxing and comfortable setting and is conducive to your learning.  Our goal is to make your learning experience a worthwhile, enlightening and enjoyable one!  All required training tools, equipment, accessories and materials will be provided to you, for your effective learning.   You simply show up and ready to learn & enjoy! 

Our normal class schedule is 8:00 am to 5:00 pm daily, although we’re flexible and will be happy to accommodate your special schedule circumstance as best as we possibly can, to ensure your timely training need & requirement.  Also, we offer both on-site and off-site classes to our students, including customized training.  You may participate in our standard classes, which are offered to the general public, that are held off-site at our facility.  And for group training, if you wish, for your convenience, we will be happy to conduct the class on-site at your facility.    

Although the IPC classes are industry-standard certification courses, our instructor understands that your work is important to you and that you want the right training which

meets your specific requirements; hence in addition to IPC’s standard class curriculum, we also offer the flexibility to include additional customized training to address your precise training needs, as necessary.  Simply advise us.  We want to provide you with the best, value-added training available, that is advantageous to you and to your business organization, and we're excitedly looking forward to being of service to you!


Tuition: $1,940 (plus the appropriate NMGRT if taught in New Mexico), where NMGRT = New Mexico Gross Receipt Tax

"IPC-J-STD-001G, Requirements for Soldered Electrical & Electronic Assemblies" Specification book: Required for training (Note: If you already have this book of the latest revision, please bring it to class for your training use.  Thank you very much.)

Prerequisite:  Our "Solder (Hands-On)" Class or equivalent

Certification: IPC J-STD-001 (valid for two years) - Please click here for an Overview of the IPC Certification & Re-Certification Policies & Procedures for Application Specialist (previously called Operator / Worker Proficiency).

Target Audience: Assemblers, production operators, rework operators, inspectors, technicians, quality control, manufacturing and process engineers, as well as managers who desire to expand their comprehension of the process and quality criteria in the IPC/EIA J-STD-001 Specification and/or receive verification of their hand soldering skills.

Instructor: Lilia Ortega (Certified IPC-A-610 & IPC-J-STD-001 & IPC-7711/21 & IPC/WHMA-A-620 Instructor)

An experienced, highly qualified IPC-certified &NASA-certified trainer and assembly specialist with excellent practical, industrial skills and multiple years of experience and expertise in electronic assembly manufacturing, Lilia, who is fluent in Spanish, is much passionate and dedicated to helping her students acquire the correct necessary skills & knowledge such that they can become proficient in their electronic assembly workmanship, enabling them to efficiently and effectively perform their functions with high quality. In addition to her classroom instructions, Lilia performs electronic assembly on a regular basis.  Consequently, she not only understands the standard classroom lecture materials / theoretical concepts but also possesses the applied, hands-on experience, which in turn, enables her to share these concrete real-world skills with her students in their classroom learning, making our training value-added, practical, and more beneficial.

Related Courses: J-STD-001 Re-Certification & Solder (Hands-On) & IPC-A-610 Certification & IPC-7711/7721 Certification

Hours: 40

Class Size: 7 maximum

Dates: (please click here for our training class schedule)

Times: 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. There is a 1-hour lunch (not included) scheduled from 12 P.M. to 1 P.M. each day. There are two 10-minute coffee breaks, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

Training Location:

10100 Cochiti SE

Suite A

Albuquerque, NM 87123

(please click here for a map)

What to bring: Pencil and paper for taking notes

What to wear: Casual, comfortable clothes

Inclement weather:  Should we experience inclement weather at any time during the training period, please check our web site at www.skolnik-tech.com or call us at (505) 299-1157 early in the morning on the class date prior to start of class, for instructions regarding the training schedule for that particular class date.  Thank you.

Registration: (please click here to register)

Lodging Accommodation (for our valued out-of-town guests):

Homewood Suites by Hilton Albuquerque-Uptown

7101 Arvada Ave. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone:  (505) 881-7300



Should my organization consider IPC training & certification for our associates?

If your organization is involved in electronics manufacturing, you should definitely consider IPC training & certification for personnel who are involved in the production of circuit boards and assemblies. 

Electronics assembly normally involves a great amount of labor-intensive work, such as hand soldering and repair & rework techniques.  Even today, much of an assembly’s quality & reliability depends on the ability and consistency of the skilled operators.  

In 1995, IPC responded to requests for an official industry-standard training & certification program for electronic assembly acceptance, while the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) certification programs were being cancelled.  With so many operators and technicians in facilities around the world, skills, knowledge, as well as experiences, vary vastly, IPC realized that a healthy electronics manufacturing industry was reliant upon standardized training, uniform procedures, and guidelines for everyone involved in lieu of unique, different ways of doing things. 

The IPC programs also greatly facilitate ISO certification, which has become important in international trading.   ISO quality programs require documented training programs, which are successfully fulfilled by the IPC industry-developed training classes.  Today, the IPC training and certification program contributes to the high quality and reliability of electronics assemblies everywhere, including the avionics & aerospace, automotive, and medical electronics industries. 

Many companies have implemented the IPC training and certification program with excellent results, and share the following common beliefs, values, and appreciations for its impressive impact (ref. IPC Review, Oct/Nov 2007 Issue).

“Education and training are critical elements for the success of any organization, particularly in fundamental skills such as hand soldering, electronics assembly, and inspection.   Participation in IPC programs has been crucial for providing standardized, industry-accepted skills as efficiently & effectively as possible.  Our customers expect our operators to be certified to IPC standards and that our product is assembled to the quality levels defined by IPC standards.  Our success with defect prevention and elimination, process control, methodology, and technology leadership is closely aligned with the success of our IPC training & certification implementation.”         

“Participation in the IPC training & certification program allows our company to ensure that practical, beneficial, and standardized training is included in industry-used programs.  Through the use of these programs, consistent training is established that allows employees the versatility to move from one product type to another.  Using industry-accepted programs also assures our customers of the skills and knowledge of our employees.  Quality-build product is accomplished when you empower employees with the knowledge and verification of your customers’ specified requirements.”

“IPC training & certification is vital to our business.  When we approach a new customer, the fact that our people have been trained to IPC-A-610 is a big selling point.  It gives the customer confidence in our ability to provide quality product to the industry’s highest standards.  A key advantage to IPC training is that it involves all of the technicians at once; they all learn together at the same time.  This enhances their ability to work together, collaborate, and support one another’s skills levels.”

What is the difference between IPC-A-610 Standard & IPC J-STD-001 Standard?

With the cancellation of MIL-STD-2000 and other Department of Defense soldering/material standards, IPC/EIA J-STD-001 is the sole industry-consensus standard covering soldering materials and processes. Produced by IPC and EIA, this standard describes the materials, practices, requirements, methods and verification & acceptance criteria for producing quality soldered electrical & electronic interconnections and assemblies. Its intent is to utilize the process control methodology to ensure consistent quality levels during the manufacture of products.

This standard recognizes that electrical and electronic assemblies are subject to classifications by intended end-item use. Three general end-product classes have been established to reflect differences in producibility, complexity, functional performance requirements, and verification (inspection/test) frequency. It should be recognized that there may be overlaps of equipment between classes. IPC/EIA J-STD-001 presents clear & precise requirements for all three standard classes of construction and fully complements IPC-A-610.

Class 1: General Electronic Products - Includes products suitable for applications where the major requirement is the function of the completed assembly.

Class 2: Dedicated Service Electronic Products - Includes products where continued performance and extended life is required, and for which uninterrupted service is desired but not critical. Typically the end-use environment would not cause failures.

Class 3: High Performance Electronic Products - Includes products where high continued performance and performance-on-demand is critical, equipment downtime cannot be tolerated, end-use environment may be uncommonly harsh, and the equipment must function when required, such as life support or other critical systems.

As mentioned above, IPC-A-610 synchronizes to the requirements expressed in other industry consensus documents and is used with the material and process standard IPC J-STD-001. IPC-A-610 does complement IPC J-STD-001; however has criteria outside the scope of IPC J-STD-001 defining handling, mechanical and other workmanship requirements. It is invaluable for all inspectors, operators and trainers as it specifies the industry-accepted workmanship criteria for electronics assemblies, including component orientation and soldering criteria for through-hole, SMT and discrete wiring assemblies, mechanical assembly, cleaning, marking, coating, and laminate requirements, supported and unsupported holes, high voltage applications, jumper wires, etc.

In summary, both IPC-A-610 and IPC J-STD-001 utilize the same soldering acceptance criteria & requirements. However, IPC J-STD-001 primarily focuses on the soldering issues, whereas IPC-A-610 provides a broader application, including mechanical assembly aspects. The two standards balance each other, and many manufacturers use both of them. In particular, the users may specify IPC J-STD-001 since this standard requires controls during their manufacturing process that the end-item inspection standard IPC-A-610 does not address.

For example, if the assembly has various components that are known to be functionally damaged by high heat, IPC J-STD-001 requires that an acceptable process be developed and documented, and that documentation exist to ensure that the appropriate method is followed during manufacturing. With today’s computer controlled reflow ovens, etc., this is not much of an issue as the process data is typically logged automatically. If the reflow process gets out of control and runs too hot for those sensitive components, most likely the solder connections would appear fine visually and the assembly would progress to the next assembly level. However, if the required IPC J-STD-001 documentation indicated that an assembly was subjected to unacceptably high temperatures during reflow, the engineers will become involved regarding the acceptability for use. It could save a lot of money to detect & to remove a marginal assembly before additional unnecessary cost is incurred at the next level assembly & testing.

In general, when IPC J-STD-001 is cited or required by contract, the requirements of IPC-A-610 do not apply unless separately or specifically required. When IPC-A-610 is cited in conjunction with IPC J-STD-001, the order of precedence is to be defined in the procurement documents.


Skolnik Technical is also an active member of the ESD Association.