Surface Soldering Badge Details


The successful completion of the Snap-on Surface Soldering Certification enables graduates to demonstrate solid understanding of the fundamentals of making proper surface soldering connections such as is done in the manufacture and repair of printed circuit boards (PCBs). The skills acquired during this comprehensive training are valuable TOOLS FOR LIFE that can lead to rewarding careers in the global marketplace.

The surface soldering process is the cornerstone of printed circuit boards (PCB), also called printed wiring board (PWD) .When properly performed, soldering joints results in a reliable connection between a contact and conductor that incorporates dependable electrical and mechanical characteristics.

Snap-on and NC3 have combined their industrial experience and expertise to develop a certification that includes hands-on training on tools that are vital to a broad spectrum of critical industries. Those who earn this certification will be proficient in the fundamentals of surface soldering which is an essential component of key electrical industries.


  • Understand the types of soldering involved for a PCB
  • Understand the different techniques for soldering surface mount and through hole components
  • Understand the specific safety considerations for PCB soldering
  • Apply proper surface soldering techniques for common surface mount and through hole PCB components
  • Evaluate the quality of soldered parts on both surface mount and through hole components
  • Create a hand-soldered PCB board by applying the knowledge and skills from this course


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