Operator Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Harness Assemblies

IPC/WHMA-A-620 is the first industry standard for cable and
wire harness fabrication and installation. The Operator program is modularized
to allow for maximum flexibility to meet individual needs. This training will
familiarize the student with the general requirements of the IPC/WHMA-A-620
Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Harness Assemblies, and concludes
with a qualifying examination.


Upon successful completion of this training program
participants will be certified as Application Specialist. With this portable
credential, you’ll receive immediate recognition and value throughout the
Electronics Industry.

  • Reference the IPC/WHMA-A-620 standard to make acceptable/reject decisions
  • Interpret terminology and their definitions
  • Successfully pass the written exam with an 70% or better


Module 1 – (required)

Introduction/IPC Professional Policies and Procedures (section 1); Foreword and
Applicable Documents (section 2); Cable/wire preparation (section 3); Measuring
Cable Assemblies (section 11); Testing Cable Assemblies (section 19)

Module 2 – (optional)

Crimp Terminations (section 5) and Insulation Displacement Connections (section

Module 3 – (optional)

Soldered Terminations (section 4)

Module 4 – (optional)

Connectorization (section 9) and Molding/Potting (section10)

Module 5 – (optional)


Module 6 – (optional)

Marking/Labeling (section 12); Wire Bundle Securing (section 14); Shielding
(section 15); Protective Coverings (section 16)

Module 7 – (optional)

Coaxial and Twinaxial Cable Assemblies (section 13)

Module 8 – (optional)

Solderless Wire Wrap (section 18)



Satisfactory completion of this course:

  • Successfully pass Modules 1 & 2 with an average score of 70% or better
  • Successfully pass Modules 3-8 with a score of 70% or better


  • IPC/WHMA-A-620 Standard
  • IPC “Application Specialist” (CIS) Certificate

Prerequisite: none

Course Length: 4 days

Price: Call for quote

Certification Length: 24 months