All CITs are required to complete the IPC Essentials course in IPC EDGE by February 1, 2017.

IPC Essentials now appears in My Summary. ESS will appear under the Program column for anyone that has already completed the course. The certificate number will not appear--only ESS under the program column.

CQI News


IPC Essentials Update on Language Translations for ESL

As you are aware, on November 1, 2016, IPC Essentials, a required course for all MITs and CITs, was introduced in the IPC EDGE online education portal. In order for current MITs and CITs to maintain certification privileges and status, the IPC Essentials course is to be completed by February 1, 2017.  All future CIT's and MIT's are required to successfully complete the course during their certification training.
 
  IPC has recognized the need to provide IPC Essentials in additional languages to accommodate those individuals who are unable to speak or read English.
 
  We are currently working on translations including Spanish, German, French and Chinese. The IPC Essentials course in those four languages is expected to be available by April 1, 2017. You will be notified by email when the IPC Essentials translated versions are available.
 
  Therefore, if you need to take the course in one of these four languages and have not previously taken your CIT exam in English, the mandatory date for completion of IPC Essentials will be extended from February 1, 2017 to May 1, 2017. 
 
  If you have questions or concerns related to language translations, please create a help desk ticket or email ipcedge@ipc.org 
  
  Thank you for your continued support in providing the highest level of training and certification to the electronics industry.

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CQI Price Restructuring
 
  Online Certification Exams:  Effective January 1, 2017, a flat fee of $35.00 will be charged for all online certification exams. The fee includes any and all exams that will result in a certificate.  All mandatory and optional modules are included and can be taken anytime within the 2-year certification cycle. As part of the flat fee, students will be entitled to one free exam retake if they fail on the first try.  Once the free exam retake is used, an additional charge of $10 is applied for each retake.
 
  Online Print Exams
: Due to increased cost of programing and maintenance of the online print exam program, effective January 1, 2017, the online print exam charge will be $50 per student. Students will still be entitled to one free exam retake. Once the free exam retake is used, an additional charge of $10 is applied for each retake. All optional modules are included and can be taken anytime within the 2-year certification cycle.
 
  IPC Essentials

 
  All CITs and MITs are required to complete the IPC Essentials Course in IPC EDGE. The course must be completed by February 1, 2017. Any instructor who does not complete the course by this deadline will be prohibited from scheduling classes in CQI after the deadline. Once the course is completed and passed, you will be able to schedule classes.
 
  The cost for the course is $95 for non-members and $75 for members.
 
  Please NOTE: You are able to use the same login credentials for both the Certification Portal and IPC Edge.
 
  New Policy: CQI Expiration of Invoices
 
  As stated in the lasts version of the IPC Policies and Procedures, CQI invoices will expire one year after purchase. This change will become effective as of February 1, 2017. Please keep this update in mind as you place your orders for CQI Exams.
 
  Please NOTE: Any invoice ordered prior to February 1, 2017 will be valid until the funds are completely used.

   
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IPC Certification Exam Pricing Change

     

At IPC, we are investing in and continually looking for ways to improve the certification portal and our processes. We are sending this communication to you regarding pricing for 2017.

     

On Line Certification Exams:  Effective January 1, 2017, a fee of $35.00 will be charged for all online certification exams. The fee includes any and all exams that will result in a certificate.  All mandatory and optional modules are included and can be taken anytime within the 2-year certification cycle. As part of this program students will be entitled to one free exam retake if they fail on the first try.  Additional exam retakes will be charged at $10 each.

     

On Line Print Exams: Due to increased cost of programing and maintenance of the online print exam program, effective January 1, 2017, the online print exam charge will be $50 per student. As part of this program as well, students will be entitled to one free exam retake. Additional exam retakes will be charged at $10 each. All optional modules are included and can be taken anytime within the 2-year certification cycle.

     

We want to thank you for your participation in the IPC certification programs. We will continue to improve the IPC certification programs as well as delivering new certification products.

     

Thank you from the IPC Certification Team

     
   

The IPC Professional Training and Certification Policies and Procedures document has been updated. This document is effective immediately.

Instructors will need to update the PowerPoint slides to reflect the new changes.

The updated P&P module slides for both CIT and CIS courses are available through the Instructor Support Page. Please go to the IPC Instructor Support [ link: http://www.ipc.org/ContentPage.aspx?pageid=Classroom-Training-and-Certification ]. Locate the course you will be teaching and then download the file to train CIT or to train CIS candidates.

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IPC EDGE

  • Certificates offered in IPC Edge IPC Edge provides both a printable certificate for the learner and an additional PDF certificate for employee training records. 
  • As an operator-level credential, certificates demonstrate completion of the online IPC Edge course.  
  • The certificate does NOT qualify instructors or students to teach or interpret IPC standards, or assure proficiency in the physical skills required to create products to the requirement of IPC standards

Certification Portal

Downloads:
Certificates and Online Print Tests can now be downloaded and will no longer be emailed. You have the option to download the test and certificates on a student by student basis or for the whole class at once.  Please note, the download button only appears within the start and end dates of the exam. If you do not see the button, you can edit the class date to make the button visible.

Student Enrollment:
If a student does not show up to a class, instructors should not have someone else take the test in that student's name. The student should be deleted and the new student should be enrolled. Failure to follow this process will result in additional cost.

Tips!
Trainers – Don't forget to check the expiration date of the student's previous certificate when conducting a recertification. If the student is recertifying within 90 days before or 90 days after the last expiration date, the new certificate expires 24 months from the original certificate expiration date.

Lost certificate -. If you need a new, printed copy of your lost certificate, please contact the CIT or MIT who conducted your class. Your instructor should be able to retrieve an e-copy of the certificate.

As a reminder: the next Certification Portal QA session will be held on Tuesday, September 20th at 10:00am CT. The meeting information for this session is below. QA sessions are now held on the third Tuesday of every month.

  1. Please join my meeting.
    https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/110347429
  2. Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) - a headset is recommended.  Or, call in using your telephone.
  3. The GoTo meetings will be every 3rd Tuesday of each month.

United States: +1 (312) 757-3117
Australia: +61 2 8355 1039
Austria: +43 7 2088 1033
Belgium: +32 (0) 28 93 7001
Canada: +1 (647) 497-9379
Denmark: +45 69 91 89 21
Finland: +358 (0) 923 17 0555
France: +33 (0) 170 950 585
Germany: +49 (0) 692 5736 7208
Ireland: +353 (0) 19 030 050
Italy: +39 0 693 38 75 50
Netherlands: +31 (0) 208 080 208
New Zealand: +64 9 925 0481
Norway: +47 21 54 82 21
Spain: +34 911 82 9890
Sweden: +46 (0) 853 527 817
Switzerland: +41 (0) 435 0167 65
United Kingdom: +44 (0) 330 221 0099
Access Code: 110-347-429
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Meeting ID: 110-347-429
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Certification Portal Issues and Answers

     

     

A4 Certificates

     

IPC is now offering the A4 certificates for all languages except for the English and Spanish languages.

     

Old Pending Classes

     

If you have pending classes over 6 months old, please submit the class or delete them. If for any reason you are unable to delete the class, please create a help desk ticket so that a certification team member can assist you.

     

Tips!

     

Workmanship for J-STD-001:

     

When submitting a class, please mark the workmanship portion as Passed/Failed and then you can submit.   

     
          
  1. Click on the name of student
  2.       
  3. Click the pencil to the left of the module
  4.       
  5. Select Passed/Failed from Workmanship drop down menu
  6.       
  7. Click the check mark to save your changes. CIT extension procedure:
  8.      
     

Need an Extension Request

     
          
  1. Log on to the IPC Certification portal at http://certification.ipc.org
  2.       
  3. Enter your email and password.
  4.       
  5. Once you are logged in click My Certification Summary
  6.       
  7. Click on the Request Extension link located in the date column
  8.      
     

Once you click on the request extension link, the website will be updated with an asterisk by your expire date to indicate the extension has been granted and you will receive an auto-generated extension notification via email.

     

*Please note, as long as you are recertifying within 90 days prior to or 90 days after your recertification date the extension link will be available.

     

Q&A session schedule change

     

The IPC Certification Team has decided to reduce the recurring weekly Q&A session to once a month due to low participation.  We plan to continue our weekly calls as scheduled through August of 2016 and will do our first monthly call on Tuesday beginning on August 16th at 10:00am Central Standard Time.

     

In these scheduled Q&A sessions, the IPC staff will answer any question about the Certification Portal, and if required, guide you through the use of the Certification Portal. The information below is for the Q & A sessions.

     

Recurring Q&A Session

     

Tuesdays – 10:00 am CST

     

Join the meeting: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/110347429

     

Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) - a headset is recommended. 

     

Or, call in using your telephone.

     

United States: +1 (312) 757-3117
      Australia: +61 2 8355 1039
      Austria: +43 7 2088 1033
      Belgium: +32 (0) 28 93 7001
      Canada: +1 (647) 497-9379
      Denmark: +45 69 91 89 21
      Finland: +358 (0) 923 17 0555
      France: +33 (0) 170 950 585
      Germany: +49 (0) 692 5736 7208
      Ireland: +353 (0) 19 030 050
      Italy: +39 0 693 38 75 50
      Netherlands: +31 (0) 208 080 208
      New Zealand: +64 9 925 0481
      Norway: +47 21 54 82 21
      Spain: +34 911 82 9890
      Sweden: +46 (0) 853 527 817
      Switzerland: +41 (0) 435 0167 65
      United Kingdom: +44 (0) 330 221 0099

     

Access Code: 110-347-429
      Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting

     

Meeting ID: 110-347-429

     

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Certification Portal Hot Topics Webinar Series:

The IPC Certification team is excited to bring you another monthly Hot Topics Webinar. The first Hot Topics Webinar was very successful and we will continue to cover specific topics of interest on the certification portal each month.

The hot topic webinar will be Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 12:00 pm CDT zone. Topics to be discussed are:

      
  • Online Print
  •   
  • Improvements to the portal
  •   
         
    • Updating a Student's Name
    •    
    • Entering Workmanship
    •    
    • Printing Certificates
    •   
      
  • Updating student contact details
  •   
  • Updating/Correcting CIS Expiration Dates
  •   
  • Help Resources

Register Now for the Webinar
  Webinar ID: 146-478-179

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the webinar online.

The IPC certification team would like to thank you for joining our webinar and we look forward to answering your questions. We encourage you to pass this on to others in your organization who will benefit from this webinar.

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Certification Portal ISSUES and ANSWERS

April, 2016

At IPC, we continue to identify system issues and make continual improvements
to the IPC Certification Portal.  As this program evolves, we will work
hand-in-hand with you to achieve maximum success. Please look for this
Newsletter in the certification portal in the task bar “CQI News”, we will
be providing updated information on a continuous basis.

Did you know ...

There are multiple ways to contact the IPC Certification Group? 


  1. IPC Helpdesk
    Contact the IPC Helpdesk
    Please contact us for Certification Portal
    and/or Online Testing related questions and/or issues.
  2. IPC Certification Hotline: +1-847-597-2982
    Please
    contact our hotline for all urgent requests.
  3. IPC General Inquiries: certification@ipc.org
    Please contact us via email for all
    general IPC certification & training related inquires.

There is a simple way to update a student’s email
address

You can update your student’s email right in your class. It
is simple and easy to do. You won’t have to contact us or have to submit a help
desk ticket.
To update the email address:


  1.  Click on the pencil to the right of the student’s name
  2. Update the email address
  3. Click the check mark to save your changes

Paper Certificates No Longer Accepted
As of May
1, 2016
, IPC will no longer exchange paper certificates for credit in
the Certification Portal. If you still have paper certificates and would like a
credit issued, IPC must receive them by April 30, 2016. No
Credits or refunds will be offered after May 1, 2016.

Policy and Procedure Reminder
As a reminder, it is a
violation of policy for anyone other than a currently certified CIT or MIT to be
in possession of training materials. This includes, but is it not limited to,
Instructor Guides. The training material should only be used to deliver training
that will lead to an official IPC certificate. Please review the Policies and Procedures and feel free to contact us with any
questions. 

Have a question? We want the IPC Online Certification Portal
to meet all of your needs.
In order to achieve this, IPC has regularly
scheduled Q & A sessions. These sessions take place on Tuesdays at 10:00 am
Central Time. IPC staff will answer any question about the Certification Portal,
and if required, guide you through the use of the Certification Portal. The
information below is for the Q & A sessions.

Recurring Q&A Session
Every Tuesday — 10:00 am CST

1. Please join my meeting.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/347753245

2. Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) — a headset is recommended. Or,
call in using your telephone.

United States: +1 (312) 757-3119
Australia:
+61
2 9091 7603

Austria:
+43
7 2088 0716

Belgium:
+32
(0) 28 08 4372

Canada:
+1
(647) 497-9380

Denmark:
+45
69 91 84 58

Finland:
+358 (0) 931 58 1773
France:
+33
(0) 170 950 590

Germany:
+49
(0) 692 5736 7300

Ireland:
+353 (0) 15 360 756
Italy:
+39
0 699 26 68 65

Netherlands:
+31
(0) 208 080 759

New
Zealand: +64 9 974 9579
Norway:
+47
21 04 30 59

Spain:
+34
931 76 1534

Sweden:
+46
(0) 852 500 691

Switzerland:
+41
(0) 435 0026 89

United
Kingdom: +44 (0) 20 3713 5011

Access Code: 347-753-245
Audio PIN: Shown after joining the
meeting

Meeting ID: 347-753-245

Thank you for your ongoing support,
IPC Training and Certification
Team

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Certification Portal Hot Topics Webinar Series:

The IPC Certification team is introducing a monthly Hot Topics Webinar series.

The webinars will cover specific topics certification portal each month.

The first hot topic webinar will be Thursday, April 28th at 12:00pm CT. Topics to be discussed are:

      
  • How to schedule a class
  •   
  • How to retrieve your password/student password
  •   
  • How to get Certificates
  •   
  • Troubleshooting Online Exam – Internet Connection

Register Now for the Webinar
  Webinar ID: 127-809-563

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the webinar online.

The IPC certification team would like to thank you for joining our webinar and we look forward to answering your questions.

We encourage you to pass this on to others in your organization who will benefit from this webinar.

IPC has updated the IPC/WHMA-A-620 and IPC - A-610 Training files. The changes made are for both CIS and CIT training programs.

As the instructor, you will need to replace the existing slides with the slides provided in the link below. To assist you with this, each link also includes a “How to” PowerPoint. Please be sure to follow these instruction carefully. It is important to note that the process for CIT courses is different from CIS courses.

The exam questions affected by the amendment have been modified so that they do not conflict with either the base document or the amended training

If you have any questions related to these changes, please visit the Certification Help Desk and select Training Material Questions

IPC/WHMA-A-620 wam 1

To train CIT

To train CIS

IPC-A-610 wam 1

To train CIT

To train CIS

March, 2016

We at IPC continue to identify system issues and make continual improvements to the IPC Certification Portal. As this program evolves, we will work hand-in-hand with you to achieve maximum success.

Certificates

Now that we have certificates being emailed consistently, certificates will no longer be displayed to the students as they complete their online exams. Instructors will only receive the certificates via email once the class has been completed. We will begin removing the certificates from the online exam one week from this notification date.

When adding new student, please note that their name will be printed on their certificate exactly as it is typed. Please use proper case when entering your student's information.

Translations

IPC has made a number of exams available for online testing in different languages. In some cases, we have the translated exam, but do not have translated training material available. The list below contains current exams available for online testing that will not have translated materials available. This means your student can test in the language that they are comfortable, but you as the instructor will not have training materials in that same language.

Danish 600H CIS

Danish 7711/21B CIS

Danish 620B CIT

Danish 620B CIS

Danish 7711/21B CIT

Estonian 620B CIS

Estonian 620B CIT

Estonian 610E CIS

Estonian 610E CIT

Korean 610F CIT

Korean 610F CIS

Korean J001F CIT

Korean J001F CIS

Romanian 7711/21B CIT

Romanian 610E CIT

Romanian 610F CIT

Romanian J001F CIT

Romanian J001F CIS

Romanian J001E CIT

Thai 610E CIS

Thai J001E CIS

Vietnamese 610E CIS

Vietnamese J001E CIS

 

CQI Q&A Sessions and Demos

The last full demo of the Certification portal was offered on Wednesday, February 24th. Full demos will not be offered live by IPC after this date. Demos of the portal will be posted under the Help tab for anyone who is interested.

The question and answer sessions will be reduced to once a week. These will be offered every Tuesday. Interested parties can use the call information at the bottom of this email to join the call.

New students

IPC has noticed an increase in duplicate records in our database. It is the trainer's responsibility to check to see if the student already exists in the IPC database before adding them as a new student or having them create a new profile.

You have two options to see if a student exists on the Add Student page:

  1. Look the student up by last name first name
    1. If you see the student's record, click on their name to add them to your class
      1. If changes are needed to the student's record, you can note the needed changes in the "Student Comment Box: or create a help desk ticket
  2. Look the student up by email
    1. The ability to lookup a student by email is a feature that was added to the portal in December. It is located at the bottom of the Add Student page.

IPC Certifications Counts by company

IPC Certification counts by company is offered on IPC's main site. This look up provides the ability to see how many certified employees a company has by program. New records added to the Certification portal will not display until their record has been added to the company by an IPC staff member. Due to the large volume of records, this may take several months to display. We are currently working on the back log and have a process in place to decrease the amount of time it takes to display these records going forward.

Have a question? We want CQI to meet all of your needs. In order to achieve this, IPC has regularly scheduled Q & A sessions. These sessions take place every Tuesdays at 10:00 am Central Time. IPC staff will answer any question about CQI, and if required, guide you through the use of the Certification Portal. The information below is for the Q & A sessions.

Recurring Q&A Session

Every Tuesday – 10:00 am CST

1. Please join my meeting.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/347753245

2. Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) - a headset is recommended. Or, call in using your telephone.

United States: +1 (312) 757-3119
Australia: +61 2 9091 7603
Austria: +43 7 2088 0716
Belgium: +32 (0) 28 08 4372
Canada: +1 (647) 497-9380
Denmark: +45 69 91 84 58
Finland: +358 (0) 931 58 1773
France: +33 (0) 170 950 590
Germany: +49 (0) 692 5736 7300
Ireland: +353 (0) 15 360 756
Italy: +39 0 699 26 68 65
Netherlands: +31 (0) 208 080 759
New Zealand: +64 9 974 9579
Norway: +47 21 04 30 59
Spain: +34 931 76 1534
Sweden: +46 (0) 852 500 691
Switzerland: +41 (0) 435 0026 89
United Kingdom: +44 (0) 20 3713 5011

Access Code: 347-753-245
Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting

Meeting ID: 347-753-245

Thank you for your ongoing support.

IPC Training and Certification Team