IPC Designer Certification Program


CID (Certified Interconnect Designer-basic) and CID+ (advanced)

This professional development program provides objective evaluation of core competencies in PCB design, based upon industry standards rather than specifications of just one company. Courses enhance and assess technical knowledge: how to transform an electrical circuit description into a PCB design that can be manufactured, assembled and tested.

CID (Certified Interconnect Designer-Basic, Required before Taking CID+) and CID+ (Advanced), are valuable technical education programs with significant benefit for PCB designers with at least 2 years of hands-on experience. Because Designer Certification builds a foundation in design decision-making and practical application of IPC standards, the program is open to all engineering staff and managers with interest in design: Sales, Purchasing, R&D, Quality, and Test.

IPC Designer Certification is not just for designers. Many professionals in supporting industries are being certified: electrical and mechanical engineers, PCB fabrication engineers, assembly techs, manufacturing engineers and parts engineers. Certification can be a valuable step in a person's career. Earning your CID or CID+ is a great way to be recognized for understanding the standards behind electronic design and manufacturing.