What current certificate holders are saying about achieving their ECS certification:
I wanted a competitive advantage over other fluid power sales people. My IFPS certifications are proof of my knowledge. It builds immediate trust with my customers and prospects. They can be assured in my abilities.”
Matt Kennedy, CFPECS, CFPS, Sales Territory Manager, FORCE America
I set a goal for myself to become a Certified Fluid Power Engineer in 2015 when I achieved my CFPHS. Most recently I passed the Electronic Controls Specialist certification. As electronics become more and more the standard in fluid power, I think engineers and technicians that deal with controlling hydraulics with most anything other than a manual control would benefit from ECS training/testing.”
Ross Groening, CFPECS, CFPHS, Project Engineer, Roto-Mix LLC
Getting certified as a CFPS (Hydraulic and Pneumatic Specialist) is a requirement of my job. I went the extra mile to get certified as a CFPECS. The knowledge gained from studying for these exams has already proven to be invaluable. Being certified provides instant trust and credibility with customers. Truly understanding hydraulics and pneumatics allows for a better understanding of a client’s needs. I can properly recommend systems, and avoid potential downfalls and problems of a poorly designed system. Anyone in the fluid power industry could benefit from getting IFPS certified.”
Jordan Pritt, CFPECS, CFPS, Territory Manager, Gulf Controls
I received my ECS certification in 2013. I also was eager to learn, given my prior background in mobile electronic controls, including fluid power systems. I feel that the knowledge gained while studying for the exam was helpful in my previous job in sales. I was able to understand the control language and speak with my client’s engineers much more comfortably. I would recommend this test to anyone I know that deals frequently with fluid power controls, particularly if it is necessary to understand multiple communication protocols.”
Joe Barron, CFPSECS, CFPS, Mechanical Engineer, Knorr Brake Company
I saw getting ECS certified as a means to get an affirmation that my accumulated knowledge was accurate and useful.
Passing the test has served as a confidence-builder for my employer that I have significant knowledge with regards to electronic controls and electro-hydraulics, and how it relates to fluid power. I would definitely recommend the ECS certification.
It demonstrates competency.”
Paul Stephens, CFPECS, Engineer, Engineered Systems
I achieved my ECS in 2009. It was a logical next step after getting PS certified the year before. I still use the ECS training manual as a reference. As electronic controls become more and more a part of fluid power, this certification is ideal to prove your qualifications.”
I was ECS certified in 2012, and I consider it a personal and professional achievement. I wanted to learn more about electro-hydraulics. It certainly made me more familiar with the terms and overall electronic controls subject matter. As a result, I am now able to troubleshoot and produce logic for our in-house HPU, as well as obtain signals from various sensors. Not only do I recommend the ECS certification, I would also recommend any of the certifications from IFPS. They are very informative, and the study manuals continue to be useful as job reference material. They are proof you know what you say you know.”
Dave Tetzlaff, CFPHS, CFPECS, CFPE, Senior Project Engineer, Ordered Motion Systems, Inc.