IPC/WHMA-A-620 Requirements & Acceptance for Cable & Wire Harness Assemblies Training and Certification Program
IPC/WHMA-A-620C CIS (Specialist)
Targeting Excellence in Cable and Wire Harness Manufacturing
Provides Support for Lead Free, Testing and Modular Training at the Application Level! IPC/WHMA-A-620, Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire
Harness Assemblies, now at Revision C published January 2017,
is the first industry consensus standard for cable and wire
harness fabrication and installation. Classes of products are
defined and include criteria for Target, Acceptable, Process
Indicator and Defect conditions to support the collection of
visual quality acceptability requirements for each class.
These criteria are supported by 682 full-color illustrations.
The IPC Wire Harness Acceptability Task Group of the Product
Assurance Committee and the Wire Harness Manufacturers’
Association Industry Technical Guidelines Committee prepared
this standard. IPC/WHMA-A-620 describes acceptability criteria
for crimped, mechanically secured and soldered interconnection
and the corresponding lacing/restraining criteria associated
with cable and harness assemblies.
An industry developed and approved program that includes training,
certification and instructional materials based on the IPC/WHMA-A-620
is available to your company. individuals have been trained to be
IPC/WHMA-A-620 Certified IPC Application Specialist. A comprehensive
and technically accurate program, IPC/WHMA-A-620 Training and
Certification provides high quality materials and detailed
instructional plans that have been used by Application Specialists
at all levels, in manufacturing including buyers, sales teams and management.
| How the Certification Program Works
The IPC/WHMA-A-620 training and certification program has two
tiers of instruction. Certified IPC Trainer candidates are sent
by their parent companies to receive intensive training and are
then certified to provide Application Specialist training.
Application Specialist Training (CIS) is modular and training/certification
can be limited to the topics specific to an individual’s work requirements.
| Training Modules
IPC Professional Policies and Procedures Forward (Section 1),
Cable/Wire Preparation (Section 3), Measuring Cable Assemblies and Wires
(Section 11), Testing Cable Assemblies (Section 19)
Coaxial and Twinaxial Cable Assemblies Section 13)
Solderless Wire Wrap Section 18)
| Program Benefits
Those interested in company-wide quality assurance initiatives have an
IPC-sponsored program to support their commitment to continuous operations
and product improvement. IPC recognition sends a strong message to customers
that your company is serious about implementing J-STD-001.
The training program provides a detailed review of the J-STD-001G criteria
and concludes with a qualifying examination. The Application Specialist training
is modular and allows for any or all of the five sections of the document to be taught.
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