IPC-WHMA-A-620 Certified Specialist Training

Start date: 04 August 2020

Certificate: Certificate of Course Completion

Programme overview

This training provides a detailed overview of the IPC/WHMA-A-620 "Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Harness Assemblies". The standard describes the acceptability criteria for crimped, mechanically secured and soldered interconnections and the corresponding lacing/restraining criteria associated with cable and harness assemblies. Most electrical/electronic assemblies and products get connected, one way or another, to something else via a cable or wire harness of some sort, or include internal connections and cabling. Faulty cables can be amongst the hardest items to diagnose, especially as many cable harnesses are used in adverse environments such as automotive or aerospace. You don't want your products to fail due to a fault in a wire harness.

Course Dates 2020

4th – 7th August

2nd – 6th November


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Learning outcomes

The objective of this programme is to improve individual discrimination skills, i.e. to improve accuracy of discrimination between an ‘acceptable’ or ‘defect’ cable assembly per the IPC/WHMA-A-620 criteria. The programme will also teach individuals to consistently and correctly apply the accept / defect criteria. The candidates will be evaluated on their knowledge of the IPC/WHMA-A-620 material through open-book course assessments.

Who is the course for

Assembly Operators, Quality Controllers, Inspection Personnel and others responsible for the quality and reliability of Cable/Wire Assemblies.


  1.  Policies and Procedures, Forward, Preparation, Cable Assemblies and Wires, Testing
  2. Crimp Terminations, Insulation Displacement Connections
  3. Soldered Terminals
  4. Connectorization, Molding/Potting
  5. Splices
  6. Marking & Labelling, Wire Bundle Securing, Shielding Cable/Wire Harness Protective Coverings
  7. Coaxial and Twinaxial Cable Assemblies
  8. Solderless Wrap and Ultrasonic Welding

Trainer Profile

ATEK Training Services Ltd

Rob Mullane.

ATEK Training Services Ltd is Ireland’s leading electronics manufacturing training service provider, with a reputation for providing first class training to the electronics industry.


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