The "IPC/WHMA-A-620, Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies" CIS Re-Certification class is designed for students that are currently certified to IPC/WHMA-A-620, who need to renew their certification prior to its expiration.  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 basics of cable and wire harness fabrication and installation through our first-rate "IPC standard” continual training. 


It is a 2-day extensive review of the IPC/WHMA-A-620 specifications.  The students will participate

in a discussion and an overview of the IPC/WHMA-A-620 standard.  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.


IPC/WHMA-A-620 describes acceptability criteria for crimped, mechanically secured and soldered interconnection and the corresponding lacing/restraining criteria associated with cable and harness assemblies.  Classes of products are defined and include criteria for Target, Acceptable, Process Indicator and Defect conditions to support the collection of visual quality acceptability requirements for each class.


Certification demonstrates commitment to customer requirements and greatly facilitates certification to ISO Certification or other quality assurance initiatives. By having earned this portable credential, you'll receive immediate recognition, legitimacy and value throughout the electronics industry.


Students who successfully complete this class will receive an IPC/WHMA-A-620 CIS certificate.

The IPC/WHMA-A-620 certification is valid for 24 months, and it is important to get re-certified

before your certification expires.



  • Wire Preparation
  • Soldered and Crimped Terminations
  • Insulation Displacement
  • Ultrasonic Welding and Splicing
  • Molding/Potting
  • Cable Assemblies – Coaxial & Twin axial
  • Wire Bundle Securing & Shielding

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/WHMA-A-620C, Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness 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:  IPC/WHMA-A-620 Certification Class

Certification: IPC/WHMA-A-620 (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, technicians, operators, etc. and anyone who is involved in the fabrication and installation of cables and wire harnesses, as well as quality control and manufacturing engineers who desire to expand their comprehension of the basics of cable & wire harness fabrication and installation and their associated quality criteria specified by the IPC/WHMA-A-620 standard

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: Solder (Hands-On), IPC-A-610 Certification, IPC J-STD 001 CertificationIPC-7711/7721 Certification

Hours: 16

Class Size:  5 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.