TM-02: Counterfeit Inspection and Testing of Electronic Parts: Visual Inspection and Criteria for Acceptance or Rejection
Class Overview
This class will provide an in-depth discussion of external visual inspection associated with detecting counterfeit electronic parts. It will reference both the IDEA 1010B standard and the SAE AS6171 requirements for external visual inspection. The class includes video footage and images from a test lab to help the student understand how the visual inspection is performed.  Device images will be reviewed so that the student can recognize the indicators of counterfeit or sub-standard electronic components and understand the criteria for acceptance and rejection.

Note:  Students taking TM-02 are expected to have a working knowledge of what a counterfeit part is and where counterfeit parts come from. If you do not have sufficient background knowledge, InterCEPT recommends completion of CF-01: A Historical Overview of Counterfeit Electronic Part Activity: The Risk, Response, and Solution.
Class Content
  • External visual inspection
    • Equipment needed, equipment costs
    • How to perform the test including on-site video and step-by-step instructions
    • Criteria for acceptance
    • Criteria for rejection
  • Content of test reports
  • Training considerations
  • Outsourcing visual inspection
Learning Objectives
  • Understand the terminology for external visual inspection.
  • Understand how to perform the tests.
  • Understand the criteria for acceptance and rejection.
  • Understand the general format of the test report for external visual inspection.
  • Assess additional considerations including equipment needed, equipment cost, training and outsourcing options.

Target Audience
Industry Sectors:
Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM), Independent Distributors, Government Agencies, Test Laboratories
Job Functions:
Quality, Purchasing, Sales, Inspection and Testing
Class Information
Class Length: 1.5 hour
Class Tuition: $450.00
(ERAI Member Price: $360.00)
List of Prerequisites and Recommended Pre-Course Learning
Class Handouts
  • Glossary of terms and definitions reference in TM-02
  • Summary of visual inspection accept/reject criteria