IFPS Upgrades IHM Certification

Sunday, June 19, 2022


The IFPS released a new and upgraded Industrial Hydraulic Mechanic Certification and is now available to order! The new release includes an enhanced study manual and test.

  • If you are scheduled to take the certification test before September 1, 2022, continue using the study manual you already have.
  • If you are taking the certification test after September 1, 2022, you will need to download the new study manual.
  • IFPS members may download a free study manual.

If you have any questions, please contact Kyle Pollander.

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Areas of the Study Manual that were added and reworked:

  • Both the written and Job Performance portions are included in one study manual.
  • Pages and pages of full-color photos and graphics available to download!
  • Principles of operation explained for commonly found components within an industrial hydraulic system – pumps,
             valves, actuators, and accessories.
  • Color-coded cutaway illustrations of hydraulic components to aid in understanding operation.
  • Symbology updated to conform to ISO 1219 standard.
  • Expanded content on troubleshooting to include decision-tree aids.
  • Detailed content on pressure, flow, and directional control valves
  • Improved graphics throughout and many real-life photos to assist in visualization.
  • Basic hydraulic calculations useful in troubleshooting
  • Safety tips
  • Basic principles of electrohydraulic control – open loop and closed loop
  • Electrohydraulic valves
  • Sensors used in electrohydraulic systems.

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