Do you or someone you know have an interest in becoming a Certified IPC Trainer? Trainers within the industry are in demand as the need for more assembly workers is on the rise. Trainers assist with the growth process with every new employee they encounter and continue to add value to those with experience. Here are some steps to take to become a trainer.
Requirements to Become an IPC Trainer for the First Time
For IUPC, there are two types of levels specifically for trainers. Certified IPC Trainers (CIT) can train and certify only Certified IPC Specialists (CIS). A Master IPC Trainer (MIT) can train and certify both CITs and CISs. To become certified as a CIT the candidate must complete the required courses they will eventually train in. For example, if a trainer plans to teach a J-STD-001 CIS class they must have gone through the J-STD-001 CIT certification course first. MITs go through the same process as CITs, but are required to certify a minimum number of students and must submit an MIT application fee to IPC.
Understanding IPC’s Policies & Procedures
As a trainer, it is your responsibility to become well-acquainted with IPC’s Policies & Procedures for both CIT/MIT and CIS. The document contains all rules and regulations from certification requirements, exam fees, and roles of a trainer. For more information regarding IPC’s Policies and Procedures please visit IPC Policies & Procedures for CIT/MIT.
Preparing for the First Class
For first-time trainers, teaching a class for the first time can be nerve-wracking. One tip to consider before training is to become familiar with the classroom setup. Make sure you have the necessary equipment and books to successfully conduct the class. Second, while you are conducting the class, give the students time to practice. Whether if it is the workmanship project or going over review questions, allowing the students to feel comfortable in what they are doing gives them more confidence. Last, always check for understanding. At times students may feel intimidated or too shy to ask questions in class.