IPC Designer Certification


IPC Designer Certification or CID (Certified Interconnect Designer) and CID+ are the industry’s only premier professional development programme targeted toward those working in the Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design industry.

Our trainers have a wealth of knowledge and experience in both professional development within the industry and in PCB and electronic design. The IPC is a worldwide membership organisation representing all facets of the industry including design, printed circuit board manufacturing and electronics assembly.

The CID professional development programme provides delegates with the foundations of design decision-making and an understanding of the practical applications of IPC standards in the design and manufacture of PCB’s. The course covers the fundamentals of component placement and track routing, design considerations, layout principles, component and assembly issues, all of which need to be met to create a high quality and effective end product.

This qualification is now being championed by many organisations that are keen for PCB designers to hold this qualification when undertaking electronic design work.



Who is the training for?

This course specifically caters to existing PCB design professionals who have a number of years’ experience, and would benefit from the recognition of their skills and confirmation that their designs comply with accepted international standards.

  • PCB assembly Professionals
  • Engineering staff and managers with interest in design
  • Sales
  • Fabrication Managers
  • Purchasing
  • Research and Development
  • Quality
  • Test Engineer


Course Information

Course content covered in IPC CID

  • PCB Design Considerations
  • Thermal, Reliability and Testing Issues
  • Physical Board Principles
  • PCB Layout Principles
  • Component Types
  • Component and Assembly Issues
  • PCB Surface Treatments
  • Printed Board Characteristics
  • PCB Design Documentation and Dimensioning

Course content covered in Advanced IPC CID+

  • PCB Material Properties
  • Assembly Test Implementation
  • PCB Design Standards to Meet Fabrication and Assembly Goals
  • Quality Life-cycle Tracking
  • Panelization Strategy for Manufacturing Processes
  • Electrical Clearance and Dielectric Spacing
  • General Principles of Impedance Control for PCB design
  • Component Comparison Between Area and Peripheral Arrays
  • Component Mounting Strategies
  • Material List Development
  • Documentation to Facilitate Design to Fabrication Interface

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