The right answer to the question “Is our company IPC certified?”

At the IPC offices, we frequently get asked how a company becomes IPC certified. At this time, only individuals can receive IPC certification, not facilities or companies. Companies that have employees who have current certifications traceable to an IPC Master Trainer can indicate that they employ individuals trained and certified to IPC-A-610, J-STD-001, IPC-7711/21, IPC-A-600 and/or IPC-A-620. Companies that employ certified designers can promote them as having CID, CID2012 or CID+ credentials.

IPC members are encouraged to use the IPC member logo on their promotional materials, websites, and shipping materials. Certified IPC Trainers (CIT) and Application Specialists (CIS) are encouraged to use their official IPC CIT or CIS logos on their business cards, e-mail signatures, and other correspondence.

There appears to be growing interest in facility or process certification. What do you think? Would it help your company’s quality and reputation?


  1. Andrew P Webster
    Posted July 17, 2012 at 5:42 pm | Permalink

    Yes, as a CIT, I get asked by Line Managers if it would be easier for IPC to register a corporation as manufacturing to IPC Standards and list the IPC J-Std that they use on web pages promo material. I’m all for this as long as we’re all aware that it’s the MITs/CITs and CISs that have Certification NOT the company they work for. I Guess IPC could keep a register of sorts.

  2. Posted July 17, 2012 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

    thanks for the feedback, Andrew!

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