Introduction: How to Hold an IPC A-610 CIS Class

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This Instructable will teach you how to set up an IPC A-610 class, from materials listing to proper instruction in order to obtain an IPC A-610 CIS certification.

Step 1: Registration

Each student must have a legitimate login established at The student should bring their credentials along with them in class.

Step 2: Class Materials

1. Make sure all of the class materials are present. To hold a class, here is a checklist of items that you will need as an instructor:

a. Make sure that the PC/projector combination is working

b. Make sure each student has an IPC-A-610 standard, a notepad and writing utensils to take notes, the latest IPC Policies and Procedures (downloaded from the IPC training portal) and that each student have access to a PC for testing

c. Make sure each student has their login credentials (ie user name and password) for the IPC training portal

Step 3: Instructor Materials

Make sure all of the instructor materials including samples for an explanation, IPC A-610 CIS instructor guide, IPC A-610 CIS slide deck, instructor PC loaded with the IPC A-610 CIS training slides for showing the slide deck is loaded.

Step 4: Room Conditions

Make sure the room is clean, well-lit and is WiFi enabled.

Step 5: Instruction

Begin instruction. Testing should be completed after each instruction module for the IPC-A-610 CIS. The instructor should be present to proctor the exam, answering student questions as required. Review the results with the students.Modules 1/2 are required for certification. The other modules are optional.

The basic module 1/2 training and testing can be done in a few hours with the full certification budgeting 3 days.

Step 6: Wrap-Up

1. If necessary schedule any make up tests for those that have not passed a given module

2. After instruction of the modules has been completed, students can download their respective certifications for those that have passed the exam filling in the student’s credentials and signing the certificate. Fill in the instructor notes and submit the class on the IPC training portal