IDEA conducts several Training Courses throughout the year that provide orientation to counterfeit mitigation and training based on IDEA-STD-1010: Acceptability of Electronic Components Distributed in the Open Market and the IDEA-SG-2020 Study Guide for preparation for the IDEA-ICE-3000 Professional Inspector Certification Exam. The curriculum offers both lecture and hands-on experience, particularly in examination and the detection of substandard and counterfeit characteristics utilizing both non-magnification and magnification techniques. Seminars are available in both full-day and half-day formats.
The Courses are recommended for a number of professionals within the electronics industry, including management, component engineering, procurement, quality assurance, and inspection personnel. Registrants are not required to be candidates for the IDEA-ICE-3000 Exam.
In addition to public training events, IDEA also offers site-specific Courses. For more information about a private course at your location, please email your inquiry to
Note: Successful completion of the IDEA Training Course does not guarantee eligibility for the IDEA-ICE-3000 Exam. Candidates must be employees of an OEM, CM, EMS Provider, or IDEA General Member to meet eligibility requirements for the Exam. All prospective IDEA-ICE-3000 Exam candidates must contact IDEA prior to submitting an Exam application to confirm they have fulfilled all eligibility requirements.
Upcoming Training Course Information
IDEA is now offering its Counterfeit Mitigation and Inspection Training Course in cooperation with EPTAC Corporation. Click here for more information and to learn about upcoming dates for the Courses presented by EPTAC Corporation.