Hydraulic Specialist Certification Review


Are you seeking IFPS Hydraulic Specialist Certification? This course, sponsored by the International Fluid Power Society, will help you prepare for the exam.


What is the IFPS Hydraulic Specialist Certification?

It is a certification degree granted by IFPS based on passing a three-hour written test provided and proctored by IFPS. For more information, please visit the IFPS certification page.

Course Objectives

It is a three day review session held and provided by MSOE followed by the certification exam on the fourth day. The objective of the course is to provide instructions and review basics of hydraulics to maximize the chance of passing the exam. It is a non-CEU program, meaning MSOE will not grant credit units or a certificate. Study material is based on the IFPS study guide.

You will also earn 1.8 CEUs.

Who Should Attend

Certification is designed for candidates who are involved in hydraulic system sales, design, modeling and supervising system operation.

Topical Outline

  • Job Responsibility 1.0: Apply hydraulic circuits to perform desired tasks.
  • Job Responsibility 2.0: Analyze loads and motion.
  • Job Responsibility 3.0: Select components for hydraulic applications.
  • Job Responsibility 4.0: Prepare bills of material and schematics.
  • Job Responsibility 5.0: Recommend fluid, fluid conductors and fluid filtration.
  • Job Responsibility 6.0: Analyze and troubleshoot hydraulic systems.


June 19 – 21, 2017




Days 1-3: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Lunch: noon to 1 p.m.
Day 4 (Exam Day): 9 am – noon.
Continental breakfast and lunch will be served daily.
Beverages/Snacks provided throughout the day.


  • Review session and exam can be taken to a customer’s site for a minimum of 10 registrants.
  • Please consider bringing a pencil, eraser and non-programmable scientific calculator. Reference handbook will be distributed.
  • Review session fee does not include exam fee. It is the responsibility of the attendees to apply for the exam, pay the exam fee at IFPS and obtain the study manual no later than two weeks from the review session.
  • Register for the exam online at www.ifps.org/certification or call (800) 308-6005 x14.

Location and Lodging

Public seminars will be held at the headquarters of our new education partner, GS Global Resources, in Mukwonago, Wis.

  • Address: 926 Perkins Drive, Mukwonago, WI 53149 [MAP]
  • Training room #5050 on the second floor
  • Site contact person: Jeanette Cutberth at (262) 378-5225

For directions and hotel recommendation, please refer to the GS Global Resources website.

More Information

Dr. Medhat Khalil
Director of Professional Education & Research Development
Certified Fluid Power Hydraulic Specialist
Certified Fluid Power Accredited Instructor
(414) 277-7269

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