Who is this course for?

This course is tailored for assembly process engineers, quality assurance supervisors, and other professionals responsible for ensuring the quality and reliability of soldered electronic assemblies.

Topics covered

    • IPC-6012 Scope/Applicable Documents
    • Material Requirements
    • Visual Requirements
    • Dimensional and Conductor Requirements
    • Structural Integrity Requirements
    • Solder Mask, Electrical, and Cleanliness
    • Special Requirements
    • Quality Assurance Provisions

What's included?

    • Downloadable student files from IPC (CIT only)
    • IPC Certificate upon successful completion of class and test
    • Snacks, refreshments, and lunch daily

Training location

Training will be held at Element Baltimore in Hunt Valley, Maryland.

Registration and course information

Contact William Graver (Master IPC Trainer) for scheduling, registration, pricing, or technical questions. Email or call +1 410-937-3996.

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About our Master IPC Trainers

William Graver

William Graver

William Graver is a seasoned professional with more than 30 years in the PCB and PCA manufacturing industry. Currently serving as a Program Manager / Master IPC Trainer at Element's Baltimore lab, he specializes in PCB/PCA Failure Analysis and IPC training, and holds the following certifications:

    • MIT (Master IPC Trainer) IPC-A-600
    • MIT (Master IPC Trainer) IPC-A-610
    • MIT (Master IPC Trainer) IPC-6012
    • MIT (Master IPC Trainer) IPC/WHMA-A-620

Russell Shepherd

Russell Shepherd

Russell Shepherd is a seasoned professional with more than 30 years of hands-on experience in the PCB test industry, complemented by two decades of dedicated training. Currently, he serves as the General Manager at Element's facility in Anaheim, CA. Russ also serves as the chair of IPC’s Flexible Circuits Test Methods and Microsection committees, in addition to serving as the vice chair of IPC’s SIR/ECM and CAF task groups. He holds the following certifications:

    • MIT (Master IPC Trainer) IPC-A-600
    • MIT (Master IPC Trainer) IPC-6012
testing services

Element in Printed Circuit Board (PCB) & Printed Circuit Board Assembly (PCBA)

Ensure the highest quality and compliance of your printed circuit boards with Element's comprehensive testing services. Our expertise covers all PCB stages, from raw materials to failure analysis, adhering to industry standards like IPC and MIL-PRF. Our advanced methods, including visual assessment, cross-sectioning, and Highly Accelerated Thermal Shock (HATS2™) Testing, ensure efficient and reliable evaluations.


Element's over 30 years of experience positions us as a trusted partner for PCB qualification and conformance testing, offering expert support and root cause analysis when needed.

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