Trainings & Events

NTS Training and Events

Helping You Stay Ahead

Throughout the year, NTS hosts a number of events ranging from open houses to seminars, to training, and co-sponsored industry workshops. Through these events, our goal is to help educate, inform, and train customers on various topics including: testing (e.g. HALT, Vibration), standards and requirements (RTCA DO-160, MIL-STD-810), the global market (International Approvals), certification (Lightning, IPC) and many others.

Scroll down to see the upcoming training that are planned so far for this year and check back to see what new events have been added. Also, if there is a specific topic that you are interested in learning about, we want to hear it. Send an email to and we will try to make it happen.

If there’s a training you’d like to attend that’s outside of our Baltimore and Anaheim locations, please contact today.

Upcoming Classes and Seminars

MIL-STD-810H: Understanding, Planning and Performing Climatic and Dynamic Testing

MIL-STD-810H: Understanding, Planning and Performing Climatic and Dynamic Testing

This 4-day class focuses on the purpose of each test, the equipment required to perform each test, and the methodology to correctly apply the specified test environments. This class is applicable to ANY testing done to Environmental test standards including DO-160, IEC specifications, and all other documents which provide test methodology for environmental testing. The test methods explained and taught in this class apply to environmental testing of ANY equipment whether it is intended for military/aerospace, commercial, or consumer use.

Schedule and Registration:

Boxborough, MA  10/5/2020 - 10/8/2020

Plano, TX  11/9/2020 - 11/12/2020

Tempe, AZ  11/30/2020 - 12/3/2020

Lightning Protection of Avionics

Lightning Protection for Avionics is a four-and-one-half day course for engineers concerned with lightning protection design and certification for aircraft avionics and other electrical systems. The course includes a detailed study of lightning indirect effects and coupling mechanisms, analysis and testing of transient levels, specific protection-design scenarios and techniques, and a thorough discussion of certification plans and verification-test methods and procedures. Emphasis is given to the protection of flight-critical and essential systems. Current Schedule: Fall: October 5 - 9, 2020 Click here to register.

Lightning Protection of Aircraft

Lightning Protection of Aircraft is a four-and-one-half day course to familiarize aircraft and system or equipment design engineers with the interaction of lighting and static electricity with advanced technology aircraft. The course begins by bringing the student up-to-date with the fundamentals of lightning and static electrification of aircraft and their effects on structures and systems. This is followed by a thorough review of applicable regulations and standards. Current Schedule: Fall: September 28 - October 2, 2020 Click here to register.

Lightning Protection of Wind Turbines

This updated, three-day course will cover lightning interaction and effects and damage mechanisms on wind turbines, including especially the blades, and turbine electronics instrumentation control systems. The course includes an explanation of the most recent updates of the wind turbine blades manufactured of composite materials including carbon, and the process for integration of other electrical/electronic systems into blades, such as anti-ice, aerodynamic controls, and lighting. The course includes laboratory demonstrations of some of the standard test methods and examples of numerical simulations of lightning interactions with blades. Contact us to be added to communication when this course is scheduled.

IPC-WHMA-A-620: Requirements and Acceptance of Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies – Baltimore, MD

IPC-WHMA-A-620: Requirements and Acceptance of Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies

IPC/WHMA-A-620 describes acceptability criteria for crimped, mechanically secured, and soldered interconnection and the corresponding lacing/restraining criteria associated with cable and harness assemblies. Now at Revision C (published January 2017), WHMA-A-620 is the industry consensus standard for cable and wire harness fabrication and installation. Classes of products are defined and include criteria for Target, Acceptable, Process Indicator and Defect conditions to support the collection of visual quality acceptability requirements for each class. Program Benefits Certification demonstrates commitment to customer requirements and greatly facilitates certification to ISO Certification or other quality assurance initiatives. By having earned this portable credential, you’ll receive immediate recognition, legitimacy, and value throughout the electronics industry.

Schedule and Registration:

08/10/2020 - 08/13/2020

12/14/2020 - 12/17/2020

Baltimore, MD

IPC-6012: Qualification and Performance for Rigid Printed Boards – Baltimore, MD or Anaheim, CA

IPC-6012: Qualification and Performance for Rigid Printed Boards

The IPC-6012C standard establishes and defines the qualification and performance requirements for the fabrication of rigid printed boards. IPC received hundreds of requests from companies worldwide to support this critical standard with a formal training program that recognizes individuals as qualified instructors and application specialists. Now, IPC has an industry developed and approved comprehensive training and certification program based on IPC-6012 that gives companies all the tools they need to increase employee skills and performance. With supporting images from the IPC-A-600H, the IPC-6012 program incorporates content from both standards giving the students the technical knowledge to remain highly competitive in today’s market.

Schedule and Registration:

06/9/2020 - 06/12/2020

10/20/2020 - 10/23/2020

Anaheim, CA


09/14/2020 - 09/17/2020

Baltimore, MD

Click here to review our IPC Training Calendar

IPC-A-600: Acceptability of Printed Boards – Anaheim, CA or Baltimore, MD

IPC-A-600 Training and Certification Program

For years, IPC-A-600 has set the standard for PCB workmanship quality with its comprehensive acceptance criteria for target, acceptable and nonconforming conditions on bare printed boards. PCB manufacturers and assemblers alike rely on this internationally recognized document to improve their understanding of printed board quality issues as well as help enhance communication with their suppliers and customers. This makes IPC-A-600 one of the most widely used standards ever published by IPC, and a natural choice for certification.

Schedule and Registration:

08/19/2020 - 08/21/2020

11/11/2020 - 11/13/2020

Anaheim, CA


06/15/2020 - 06/17/2020

10/12/2020 - 10/14/2020

Baltimore, MD

Click here to review our IPC Training Calendar

IPC-A-610: Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies – Baltimore, MD or Anaheim, CA

IPC-A-610: Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies

With its comprehensive criteria for printed circuit board assemblies, IPC-A-610 is the most widely used inspection standard in the electronics industry — and has earned an international reputation as the source for end-product acceptance criteria for consumer and high reliability printed circuit assemblies. Now updated to lead free, and available in many languages, IPC-A-610 has been embraced by original equipment manufacturers and electronics manufacturing services companies worldwide. This training is available in several languages.

Schedule and Registration:

07/13/2020 - 07/16/2020

11/09/2020 - 11/12/2020

Baltimore, MD

Click here to review our IPC Training Calendar

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