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InterCEPT Counterfeit Inspection and Testing of Electronic Parts Certification Program
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.

Target Audience:
Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM), Independent Distributors, Government Agencies, Test Laboratories

Job Functions:
Quality, Purchasing, Sales, Inspection and Testing

Certified Inspector 1 & 2
Certified Program Manager
Scope and Knowledge:

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

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 note that if you have already completed any of these classes above, you do not need to re-take them.

Certification Requirements:

  • Successful completion of the required InterCEPT courses during a one-year period.
  • Obtain a passing grade on the required InterCEPT final examinations.
  • Certification candidates must apply for this certification by submitting an application which is subject to approval. The application must include three examples of test reports of inspections completed by the applicant.
Upon successful completion of requirements, the candidate will be awarded an InterCEPT Counterfeit Inspection and Testing of Electronic Parts Certification.

Cost:

Inspector 1 – Visual Inspection Only (Four InterCEPT classes)
  • Tuition: $1,125.00
  • ERAI Member Discount: $900.00

Inspector 2 – Visual Inspection and Advanced Techniques. Includes Inspection 1 class suite plus two additional Inspector 2 classes. (Six InterCEPT classes)
  • Tuition: $1,575.00
  • ERAI Member Discount: $1,260.00
Certification Renewal Requirements:

Recertification is necessary every five years and requires successful completion of current InterCEPT Counterfeit Inspection and Testing of Electronic Parts class suite.


Please contact interceptinfo@counterfeittraining.com for more details.