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IPC Advanced Designer Certification (CID+)

Continuing the educational series for PCB Design, the IPC Advanced Designer Certification or CID+ (Advanced Certified Interconnect Designer) is the ultimate professional industry certification for a designer looking to obtain what we would consider the highest possible PCB Design status in the industry. This certification gains you instant recognition in the industry as a designer that has obtained, executed and applied the concepts of design from schematic capture to production of a final product rolling out the door.

This 4-day, lectured course (3-days lecture, 1-day testing and review), delves into design and fabrication issues that go beyond the fundamentals of layout, component placement and routing consideration to understanding fabrication materials, testing of not only electrical, but physical aspects of boards, electrical and signaling issues, complex component mounting strategies and requirements, and fabrication considerations for high end designs and circuitry.

Taught by recognized industry professionals, this program enhances your experience by exposing you to IPC Certified Instructors that have a broad expertise and appreciation for the process. Although this course is open to anyone who has completed the IPC Designer Certification CID and is involved in the development, design and fabrication, at any level from sales, management, procurement, or quality in printed circuit board production, it is primarily taken for the advancement of the designer.

Upon successful completion of the course and passing of the exam, you will receive a certification that is recognized throughout the industry, bringing additional credentials to your technical expertise.

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1101 Gorman Street

Raleigh, NC 27606

PCB Carolina (TM) 2021

Exhibitor List


3G Shielding Specialties


​Abatek Americas



​American Circuits

American Standard Circuits

​Amitron Corporation


Arrow Electronics

Assembly Technologies

Aurora Technical Sales

​Averatek Corporation

Better Boards

C & C Technologies


​Carolina Electronic Solutions

​Circuit Technology

Conductive Containers

Creation Technologies

DayStrong Rubber Products

Device Solutions

Downstream Technologies


​EFI Polymers

Electronic Interconnect

Electro-Rep Associates


​EMA Design Automation

​GRT Electronics

Hanwha Techwin Automation





JBC Tools

JMC Tool & Machine

Keysight Technologies

​Keystone Compliance

Leader Tech

Lincoln Tech Solutions




Oak-Mitsui Technologies

​Oasis Scientific


​PCB Power


​Performance Tech Sales

PFC Flexible Circuits

Phase Dock

PICA Manufacturing Services

PKG Research Lab

(NC State Univ)

Polar Instruments

Printed Circuit Design & Fab


Roush Yates MFG Solutions

Royal Circuit Solutions



Sierra RF


​Specialty Coating Systems

​SSI Electronics

​Sunshine Global Circuits

TFS Inc.

​The Test Connection (TTCI)

​Touchstone 3D



Valtronic Technologies

​VPI Technology Group

​Wallace Electronic Sales

WDL Systems

​Wireless Research Center

CID+ (Advanced) Instructor

Dave Seymour, CID+

PCB Designer, Keysight Technologies

Dave has over 35 years of experience designing PCBs for the telecommunications industry. He has designed cutting edge network interface boards for Tekelec, Catapult Communications, and Ixia, A Keysight Business.  He has been on the Board and Technical Steering Committee for the RTP Chapter of the IPC Designers Council.

CID Instructor

Kelly Dack, CID+

As an IPC CID Designer Instructor, Kelly shares more than his personal experience as a PCB Designer. His connection to the electronics industry as an interviewer for I-CONNECT007’s exclusive event coverage, REALTime with…, allows him to query and share perspectives from some of the industry’s most dynamic and influential personalities in the interviews he conducts.
- More than thirty years’ PCB Design experience
- Design in aerospace, medical, telecom and gaming industries
- IPC CID Designer Certification Instructor

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