Certified Interconnect Designer – Basic (CID): Anyone interested in becoming a Printed Circuit Board (PCB) designer or developing a foundation in PCB design using practical applications of IPC standards to transform an electrical circuit description into a PCB design that can be manufactured, assembled, and tested. This includes Engineers and individuals in Sales, Purchasing, Research & Development, Quality, and Test with an interest in PCB design. Please note that successfully obtaining the CID certification is a prerequisite for enrolling in the Certified Interconnect Designer – Advanced (CID+) certification.
Certified Interconnect Designer – Advanced (CID+): A Certified Interconnect Designer (CID) interested in progressing their knowledge and expertise beyond the core competencies of PCB design. An Advanced Certified Interconnect Designer (CID+) is a subject matter expert with a high level of knowledge and understanding of PCB design to ensure both mechanical and electrical performance.