This IPC-A-610 “Operator Proficiency” re-certification class is designed for students who are currently certified to IPC-A-610.  The purpose of this class is to assist electronic manufacturers to produce high quality products at the lowest possible cost by providing a greater understanding of the soldering and assembly processes through our first-rate "IPC standard” continual training. 

It is a 2-day extensive review of the IPC-A-610 Specification.  The students will participate in a discussion and an overview of the IPC-A-610 document.  When there are revisions and/or amendments to this standard, students will discuss the applicable changes.  At the conclusion of the class, students will be subjected to a written examination.

Students who successfully complete this class will be awarded an IPC-A-610 Operator Proficiency Certification, which is valid for two (2) years. For ongoing reference, students may purchase their own copy of the IPC-A-610 Specification at an additional cost.

The IPC-A-610 Operator Proficiency Certificate is valid for 24 months. It is important to get re-certified before your certification expires.


  • Terms and Definitions

  • Handling Electronic Assemblies

  • Mechanical Assembly

  • Component Installation Location/Orientation

  • Soldering

  • Cleanliness

  • Markings

  • Coatings

  • Laminate Conditions

  • Discrete Wiring Assembly

  • Surface Mount Assemblies

  • Overall Review

  • Written Examination

  • Review Examination

To ensure the integrity and high quality of our training, we hold small classes with eight (8) students maximum per class.   In this fashion, the student/teacher ratio is low and our instructor can provide more one-on-one time and attention to all students with their hands-on exercises (which they deserve), allowing our training to be more personalized and tailored to the needs of each individual.

Our small, warm classroom size offers a nice, casual, relaxing and comfortable setting and is conducive to your learning.  Our goal is to make your learning experience a worthwhile, enlightening and enjoyable one!  All required training tools, equipment, accessories and materials will be provided to you, for your effective learning.   You simply show up and ready to learn & enjoy! 

Our normal class schedule is 8:00 am to 5:00 pm daily, although we’re flexible and will be happy to accommodate your special schedule circumstance as best as we possibly can, to ensure your timely training need & requirement.  Also, we offer both on-site and off-site classes to our students, including customized training.  You may participate in our standard classes, which are offered to the general public, that are held off-site at our facility.  And for group training, if you wish, for your convenience, we will be happy to conduct the class on-site at your facility.    

Although the IPC classes are industry-standard certification courses, our instructor understands that your work is important to you and that you want the right training which

meets your specific requirements; hence in addition to IPC’s standard class curriculum, we also offer the flexibility to include additional customized training to address your precise training needs, as necessary.  Simply advise us.  We want to provide you with the best, value-added training available, that is advantageous to you and to your business organization, and we're excitedly looking forward to being of service to you!



Tuition: $1,320 (plus the appropriate NMGRT if taught in New Mexico), where NMGRT = New Mexico Gross Receipt Tax


"IPC-A-610G, Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies" Specification Book: Required for training

Note: If you already have this book of the latest revision, please bring it to class for your training use.  Thank you very much.


Prerequisite:  Our "Enhanced IPC-A-610 Certification" class or equivalent "IPC-A-610 Certification" class 


Certification: IPC-A-610 (valid for two years) - Please click here for an Overview of the IPC Certification & Re-Certification Policies & Procedures for Application Specialist (previously called Operator / Worker Proficiency).


Target Audience: Assemblers, soldering operators, rework operators, inspectors, electricians, technicians, engineers and managers who desire to expand their comprehension and require the proper explanation and interpretation of the requirements of the IPC-A-610 Specification.


Instructor: Lilia Ortega (Certified IPC-A-610 & IPC-J-STD-001 & IPC-7711/21 & IPC/WHMA-A-620 Instructor)


An experienced, highly qualified IPC-certified &NASA-certified trainer and assembly specialist with excellent practical, industrial skills and multiple years of experience and expertise in electronic assembly manufacturing, Lilia, who is fluent in Spanish, is much passionate and dedicated to helping her students acquire the correct necessary skills & knowledge such that they can become proficient in their electronic assembly workmanship, enabling them to efficiently and effectively perform their functions with high quality. In addition to her classroom instructions, Lilia performs electronic assembly on a regular basis.  Consequently, she not only understands the standard classroom lecture materials / theoretical concepts but also possesses the applied, hands-on experience, which in turn, enables her to share these concrete real-world skills with her students in their classroom learning, making our training value-added, practical, and more beneficial.


Related Courses: IPC-A-610 Certification & IPC J-STD-001 Certification & Solder (Hands-On) &

IPC-7711/7721 Certification


Hours: 16


Class Size: 7 maximum


Dates: (please click here for our training class schedule)


Times: 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. There is a 1-hour lunch (not included) scheduled from 12 P.M. to 1 P.M. each day. There are two 10-minute coffee breaks, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.


Training Location:

10100 Cochiti SE

Suite A

Albuquerque, NM 87123

(please click here for a map)


What to bring: Pencil and paper for taking notes


What to wear: Casual, comfortable clothes

Inclement weather:  Should we experience inclement weather at any time during the training period, please check our web site at www.skolnik-tech.com or call us at (505) 299-1157 early in the morning on the class date prior to start of class, for instructions regarding the training schedule for that particular class date.  Thank you.

Registration: (please click here to register)


Lodging Accommodation (for our valued out-of-town guests):

Homewood Suites by Hilton Albuquerque-Uptown

7101 Arvada Ave. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone:  (505) 881-7300




Skolnik Technical is also an active member of the ESD Association.