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

Module Description
Module 01 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)
Module 02 Crimp Terminations (Section 5), Insulation Displacement Connections (IDC)(Section 6)
Module 03 Soldered Terminations Section 4)
Module 04 Connectorization (Section 9), Molding/Potting Section 10)
Module 05 Splices Section 8)
Module 06 Marking and Labeling(Section 12), Wire Bundle Securing (Section 14) Shielding (Section 15),
Cable/Wire Harness Protective Coverings Section 16)
Module 07 Coaxial and Twinaxial Cable Assemblies Section 13)
Module 08 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.