As you prepare for one of our specialized IFPS Certification tests, consider these tools, which are designed to help you achieve success:

  • Certification Placement Indicator will help you decide which certification level to take.
  • Study Manuals - Each of our certification tests has a corresponding IFPS Study Manual. These manuals are continuously reviewed and updated by our Certification Committee and contain over 25 sample questions..
  • Certification Review Session - Review Training offered through third-party accredited instructors vary in hours.
  • Pre-test Questions - Each of our certifications tests has a corresponding on-line pretest.
  • IHT Interactive Game - Great lunchtime activity for a group if you are preparing for the IHT certification test or just want to test your knowledge. Dan Helgerson, CFPAI, designed a fun and interactive Q&A game. 
  • Core Competency - For IFPS Certification Retesting: If you are unsuccessful at your first attempt for becoming certified, don’t give up. Our Core Competency Reports are designed to help you pinpoint your weak spots. The report gives a breakdown of an individual's test results, including both the raw score and the percentage of questions right within each subtest and is accompanied with information indicating which questions correspond to each subtest.
  • Customized Training - An IFPS Accredited Instructor will engage groups of ten or more individuals interested in training and testing at a “your-choice” location. Additional fees apply if less than 10 individuals are interested. Please contact the IFPS Certification Coordinator for more information. Customized Training can range in length from two days to several weeks. It is fully customized to your machinery and personnel. Fundamental hydraulic and pneumatic training programs are typically one week in duration; however, they also can range from three days to two weeks.
  • Online Certification Review Sessions offered by CFC Industrial Training, Inc.
    • Hydraulic and Pneumatic Specialist Review Distance Learning - live sessions (20 hours) offered during the evening hours through CFC Industrial Training, Inc. Learn More.
    • Online Hydraulic Specialist Certification Review - Learn More.
    • Online Pneumatic Specialist Certification Review - Learn More.
    • Online Job Performance Review- CFC Industrial Training, Inc. offers online JP Reviews which includes stations 1-6 of the IFPS mechanic and technician job performance tests. Learn More.


  • Study groups are highly recommended. Create your own “in-house” study group, meet during lunch breaks, gather after work, etc. This is an excellent way to share strengths and knowledge with one another as all of you will be working together to achieve the same goal.
  • Suggested References 
    Lightning Reference Book
    Fluid Power Math for Certification


05/01/18 - 05/02/18
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Interactive HS Study Manual
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