Certification

What is a Certified Fluid Power Specialist?

Why be Certified?

How can I be Certified

What Certifications are available?

Which Certification is right for me?

How Much does it cost?

Application for membership

Application for Certification

Application for Training

Corporate Membership

Application for Corporate Membership

 

 

CFPS

Definition

 

The U.S. Government Federal Occupational Code defines the special skills and knowledge required by Fluid Power Specialists as follows:

 

“Fluid Power applications engineer, Fluid Power sales representative, Fluid Power consultant.  Analyzes power transmission and motion control situations and designs appropriate hydraulic or pneumatic systems to perform required tasks. Selects appropriate components, designs or modifies complete circuit, prepares Bills of Materials, and specifies fluids, prime movers and appropriate fluid conductors. Troubleshoots non-performing systems to determine necessary repairs. Also, designs appropriate instrumentation and control systems (hydraulic, pneumatic, and electronic) for industrial and mobile machinery.  May become involved in sales activities, product warranty claims, and evaluation of prototype machinery. May become involved in instructional activities for Fluid Power Technicians and Fluid Power Mechanics concerning principles of hydraulics and pneumatics as well as the operation and maintenance of particular machines.”

 

Based upon this description, the Hydraulic Specialist must demonstrate expertise in the skill areas, as well as knowledge, comprehension and application of various principles addressed in this study guide. The study guide follows a simple format that uses outcomes and review questions to focus attention on what is important. If a candidate can master the outcomes by understanding the technical information and answering the review questions correctly, he or she should be able to achieve a passing score on the examination, and the honor of becoming an Hydraulic Specialist.

 

 

Corporate Membership

 

 

Type

Annual Fee

Individual Memberships

Or

Renewals Included

Certifications

Or

Re-certifications

Included

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Discount

Bronze

$2,500

10

10 Certifications

30 Re-certifications

4%

Silver

$5,000

20

20 Certifications

60 Re-certifications

6%

Gold

$7,500

30

30 Certifications

90 Re-certifications

8%

Platinum

$10,000

40

40 Certifications

120 Re-certifications

10%

 

Certifications include either Specialist Tests or any Mechanic /Technician Written with the required hands-on Job Performance Test