By Edgar Suarez, Manager – Technical Programs, Hydraulic Institute
The HI 41.8 committee is proud to announce it has completed its work on its HI 41.8 Program Guideline for Pump System Certification which is now available for free download on the HI website. HI 41.8 program guideline builds on the work done in HI 40.9, which identifies the core learning outcomes for industry professionals, and establishes the formal credentialing requirements for a Pump System Certified (PSC) Level 1 and Level 2 certification, including a standardized examination and renewal process. The certification provides third-party validation by the Hydraulic Institute (HI) that individuals have the knowledge, training, and experience necessary to understand and apply core pump system fundamental knowledge.
The benefit of the certification is that it creates a benchmark on the core knowledge requirements for the pumping and fluid handling industry to help fill the knowledge gap created by experienced professionals retiring from the workforce. When a new employee is hired, companies have the critical task of educating and training them on the company’s processes, products, or services they deliver. However, before starting on this, the fundamentals must be known, which this certification program will support.
In combination with training and educational offerings developed by Pump Systems Matter and the Hydraulic Institute, the Pump System Certified Level 1 and Level 2 will set a standard of knowledge and experience and create a learning path for new professionals in the pumping and fluid handling industry.
In the next phase of the certification projects, the HI 41.8 committee will form a testing subcommittee of subject matter experts who will develop, review, and approve test questions for the certification exam based on the requirements in the HI 41.8 program guideline. If you are interested in supporting the subcommittee’s efforts, you can submit test questions for the subcommittee to consider.
For more information on submitting test questions or other ways to support the certification development efforts, please contact the committee secretary, Edgar Suarez.
To download a free copy of HI 41.8, click here.