Training Program

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 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 one-day and two-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.

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.

Site-Specific Courses

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Upcoming Training Course Schedule

IDEA offers its Counterfeit Mitigation and Inspection Training Courses in cooperation with EPTAC Corporation. There are both one-day and two-day Training Courses available that focus on IDEA-STD-1010.

To register for any of the courses listed below, contact EPTAC directly at 800-643-7822 or by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Click here for a printable PDF version of the 2017 IDEA Training Course schedule .


IDEA Counterfeit Component Workshop (IDEA-TRN-2000 - one day)

$795.00 per person

January 16 Watertown, CT
March 3 Minneapolis, MN
March 9 Peabody, MA
May 8 Toronto, ON
August 11 Minneapolis, MN
September 15 Peabody, MA
September 25 Baltimore, MD
October 20 Toronto, ON
November 10 Schaumburg, IL
November 15 Santa Clara, CA



IDEA-STD-1010 Essentials (IDEA-TRN-2500 - two day)

$1,295.00 per person

January 5-6 San Diego, CA
February 23-24 Baltimore, MD
March 28-29 Palm Bay, FL
April 4-5 Anaheim, CA
June 8-9 Peabody, MA
June 29-30 Santa Clara, CA
July 10-11 San Diego, CA
September 5-6 Long Island, NY
October 4-5 Palm Bay, FL
October 9-10 Peabody, MA
December 18-19 San Diego, CA

Upcoming Events

Relevant industry events on IDEA's calendar


Symposium on Counterfeit Parts and Materials

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