Fluid Power SME is strong and enthusiastic supporter of certification for Hydraulic and Pneumatic industry professionals.
The International Fluid Power Society is the preeminent global organization uniquely qualified to assess and credential those working in Fluid Power. We are honored to advocate on their behalf to empower opportunity for individuals in our industry.
"Train people well enough so that they can leave.
-Richard Branson, Chairman The Virgin Group
Treat them well enough so they don't want to."
The How and the Why
The industrial world around us is changing and now more than ever, there is an expectation that those in the skilled trades are credentialed. More than academics, certification is a demonstrated measure of competence, evaluated and affirmed by objective, third party entities.
IFPS Certification empowers Fluid Power distributors, manufacturers and end-users with:
A fully trained and certified workforce
The ability to set standards for assessing the skill level of current or potential employees
A safer and more efficient workforce
Competency standards for advancement in the industry
An effective sales and recruiting tool.
IFPS Certifications Offered
Mechanic: Fabricates, assembles, tests, maintains, and repairs systems and components. All Mechanic certifications require both a written and a hands on job performance test.
Technician: Troubleshoots, tests, and modifies systems; and prepares reports. All Technician certifications require both a written and a hands on job performance test.
Specialist: Analyzes and designs systems, selects components, and instructs others in operations and maintenance.
Connector & Conductor: Fabricates, assembles, and tests hose assemblies. Connector & Conductor certification requires both a written and a hands on job performance test.
System Designer: A multi-certification credential focusing on advanced, system level hydraulic, pneumatic and electronic controls expertise along with verifiable industry experience and professional references.
Engineer: A multi-certification credential for licensed Professional Engineers or individuals with an equivalent BS degree from an ABET recognized university along with verifiable industry experience and professional references.
Fluid Power SME can facilitate the training for certification of individuals in your organization with our own Accredited Instructors and Job Performance Proctors.
Certification Review Training is taught by IFPS Accredited Instructors and focuses on reviewing the principles that each test task and outcome is based on. This is not "teaching to the test" rather it is an exploration of the fundaments of a topic as it relates to how an individual would encounter it in actual operation. Topics are reinforced with real world examples and use of animated circuits.
Accredited Instructors (AI) are certified professionals with extensive backgrounds and instructional experience in the Fluid Power industry who train and prepare candidates for IFPS certification programs.
Authorized Job Performance Proctors (AJPP) are certified professionals who are accredited to proctor and grade the job performance (hands-on) section of Mechanic and Technician level certification tests.
Authorized Connector and Conductor Job Performance Proctors (AJPPCC) are certified professionals who are accredited to proctor and grade the job performance (hands-on) section of Connector & Conductor certification tests.
Fluid Power SME can proctor job performance tests in our offices or at your facility.