Search Reported Parts

Search Companies

Search Member Inventories

ERAI Blog

 



ERAI Blog

New InterCEPT Certification Programs

Kristal Snider
ERAI, Inc.

InterCEPT has developed two new certification programs designed for individual students in the electronics industry who want to take an extra step to further their counterfeit mitigation knowledge. Counterfeit techniques and, accordingly, detection methods and avoidance best practices are constantly changing and evolving. InterCEPT Certification programs are designed to verify an individual’s technical knowledge and skills and provide recognition to the individual’s commitment to quality.

What InterCEPT certification means for you...

Provides proof of your skills and knowledge to an employer or potential employer
Affirms your competency and dedication to stay informed about the mitigation of counterfeit parts
Increased employer confidence and commitment to quality

What InterCEPT certification means for your company...

With millions of dollars lost per year due to counterfeits, the continuous growth of counterfeit parts entering the market has a tremendous effect on all organizations in the chain of supply. Many employers, customers and certification standards now include personnel training requirements. Conventional training and off-site educational opportunities place increasing time, budget and travel constraints on you and your personnel. InterCEPT provides your organization with:
Training solutions to meet customer, standards and federal requirements
Proficient employees versed in counterfeit mitigation
Increased customer, organizational and employee confidence to quality products and services
Flexible online classes with administrative tools to easily monitor training patterns

The Certification Process:

Each program has individual requirements. However, all programs will require that a student take a specified set of InterCEPT classes. Once you have completed the classes and have met the eligibility criteria, an application for certification can be submitted to InterCEPT along with any other required documentation. Your application will be reviewed to confirm your documented skills to ensure the credibility of InterCEPT’s certification program. Upon approval, you will receive your training certificate. Please remember that certification is valid for 5 years after which you will need to apply for recertification.


The Certification Programs:


InterCEPT Visual Inspector 1

An individual who completes the InterCEPT Counterfeit Inspection and Testing of Electronic Parts Certification is a person qualified to inspect and record the results of a counterfeit detection inspection on an electrical, electronic or electromechanical part. The certified inspector will have an understanding of the knowledge and skills necessary to perform a visual inspection, knowledge of the tests used to detect counterfeit electronic parts and knowledge of best practices used in the mitigation of counterfeit electronic parts.

An InterCEPT Certified Inspector 1 (Visual Inspection) has demonstrated the knowledge covered in the following InterCEPT classes:
CF-02: Understanding the Global Electronics Supply Chain and How Counterfeits Enter the Supply Chain
CP-01: Developing and Implementing a Documented Counterfeit Mitigation Program
TM-01: Counterfeit Inspection and Testing of Electronic Parts: Test Methods Overview
TM-02: Counterfeit Inspection and Testing of Electronic Parts: Visual Inspection and Criteria for Acceptance or Rejection

InterCEPT Certified Program Manager

A program manager is responsible for ensuring that products are manufactured in an organized manner to ensure that all customer requirements are met. In the electronics industry, a project cannot be successful without a pro-gram manager with the knowledge and experience necessary to avoid the risk posed by counterfeit parts. An individual who completes the InterCEPT Program Manager Certification for Counterfeit Electronic Parts is a person who understands the history, impact and solutions for mitigating counterfeit electronic parts.

The required courses include an understanding of how counterfeit parts enter the supply chain, developing a counterfeit mitigation program, an overview of the various industry standards developed to combat counterfeit electronic parts and an overview of the various counterfeit detection test methods for counterfeit electronic parts. These topics are all necessary to ensure that the customer requirements for the mitigation of counterfeit electronic parts are appropriately communicated to employees and flowed down throughout the supply chain.

An InterCEPT Certified Program Manager has demonstrated the knowledge covered in the following InterCEPT classes:
CP-01: Developing and Implementing a Documented Counterfeit Mitigation Program
TM-01: Counterfeit Inspection and Testing of Electronic Parts: Test Methods Overview
CF-02: Understanding the Global Electronics Supply Chain and How Counterfeits Enter the Supply Chain
ST-01: Industry Response to Counterfeits: An Overview of the Industry Standards

InterCEPT Visual Inspector 2 - Coming soon

An InterCEPT Certified Inspector 2 (Visual Inspection, Surface analysis, X-Ray, Decapsulation and XRF) will complete all requirements for an Inspector 1 in addition to the following:
TM-03: Counterfeit Inspection and Testing of Electronic Parts: XRF, Decapsulation, Radiography and Criteria for Acceptance or Rejection; and
TM-04: Counterfeit Inspection and Testing of Electronic Parts: Surface Testing and Criteria for Acceptance or Rejection.

Please visit www.counterfeittraining.com to sign up or email interceptinfo@counterfeittraining.com for additional information.

SEE MORE BLOG ENTRIES



Subscribe to ERAI Blog

Email:

TAGS