Job Performance Test

The Job Performance test is the “hands-on” portion of a certification test. It is a three (3)-hour test composed of five (5) or six (6) separate stations depending on the level. Only an IFPS Accredited Job Performance Proctor can conduct this test.

The IFPS Job Performance Test is required for Connector & Conductor certification test and  all Mechanic and Technician certification tests. All IFPS certification tests also require a written test. Retaking the job performance test: If you need to retake the Job Performance test, the entire test must be taken; specific station testing is not allowed.

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 Job Performance Test Locations
  
   
 Connector and Conductor (CC)


 December 15, 2016
Cincinnati, OH
 February15, 2017
Fairfield, OH
 March 8, 2017
Las Vegas, NV
 March 9, 2017
Virginia Beach, VA
 June 21, 2017Fairfield, OH
 August 24, 2017
Centennial (Denver) CO
 
 
 Mechanic and Technician
 November 18, 2016
Dallas, TX
 December 9, 2016
Irving, TX
 January 25, 2017
Fairfield, OH
 March 8, 2017
Las Vegas, NV
 March 15, 2017
Fairfield, OH
 May 24, 2017
Fairfield, OH
 June 23, 2017Centennial (Denver) CO
 July 14, 2017Centennial (Denver) CO
 July 21, 2017
Centennial (Denver) CO
 September 13, 2017
Fairfield, OH
 September 15, 2017
Virginia Beach, VA
 September 22, 2017
Bethlehem, PA
 October 6, 2017
Virginia Beach, VA
 October 20, 2017
Virginia, VA
 
 



Job Performance Stations for Mechanic and Technician Certifications

Station # 1 Identify Fluid Power Symbols:
Identify 20 components by their symbolic representation on a schematic drawing. The schematic at this station will be either Mobile Hydraulic, Industrial Hydraulic, or Pneumatic depending upon your test. You will be required to give a written explanation for each component. This is not a multiple choice station.

Station # 2 Identify Fasteners and Fittings:
This station has ten (10) fasteners and ten (10) fittings that require identification as to type, size, length, thread, and grade. Each item has five (5) multiple choice answers from which to choose.

Station # 3 Use of Multimeter:
This station is for testing the candidate in the use of a Multimeter.  There are 14 questions for readings taken on a test circuit board.  It is not multiple choice. The readings are for voltage, amperage, and resistance.

Station # 4 Measure a Pump Piston and Spool:
This station tests your ability to take measurements of a part that range from 1/16” to .0001” and requires using scales, calipers, and micrometers. A pump piston and a hydraulic valve spool are used for the measurements. This is not a multiple choice station.

Station # 5 Fluid Conductors:
Requires identifying size, type, and pressure ratings of two (2) steel tubes, two (2) rubber hoses, one (1) copper, and one (1) nylon tube. Dial calipers and data sheets are provided to aid in this task. This station is not multiple choice.

Station # 6 Tube Bend and Flare:
Bend and flare a tube assembly to fit a fixture. This tests the skills of measuring, cutting, flaring, and assembly for compound bending to fit a fixture. All tubing, tools, and data sheets are provided.


Job Performance Stations for Conductor and Connector Certification

Station # 1 Fasteners:      
There are 13 fasteners used at this station. Fasteners selected are typical of those used in the industrial and mobile marketplace. Fasteners are in a compartmented box with suitable tags. These tags are numbered to correspond with the test item number. Other items provided are dial caliper, scale, identification tables, and thread gage. All charts, tables, and station identifications are plastic laminated.

Station # 2 Fittings:
This test contains 12 fittings typical of those used in the fluid power industry. Fittings are in a compartmented box with suitable tags that correspond to test item numbers. Other items provided are Scale, Metric, and SAE thread guides. Thread gage. All charts, tables, and station identifications are plastic laminated.

Station # 3 Measurements:
Test station has five (5) hose assemblies. Each has two (2) or four (4) questions to be answered with the exception of number one (1) that has five. There are several coupling dimension charts that are provided to aid in answering the questions. Furnished with this station: scale, charts, dial caliper, and a protractor.

Station # 4 Hose and Tube Identification:
There are eight (8) hoses and two (2) tubes to identify. These items are tagged and in a compartmented box. This station includes: dial caliper, hose identification charts, hose pressure charts, tubing pressure charts, and station identification chart. All plastic laminated.

Station # 5 Diagnostics:
This station is for inspection and diagnostics of two (2) hose samples, six (6) hose assemblies, two (2) tube assemblies, and six (6) graphic hose assembly installations. All hose and tubing assemblies are in a compartmented box and labeled to correspond with test questions.

Station # 6 Tube Bend and Flare:
Bend and flare a tube assembly to fit a fixture. This tests the skills of measuring, cutting, flaring, and assembly for compound bending to fit a fixture. All tubing, tools, and data sheets are provided. 

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