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Updated IFPS Accredited Instructor Certification

The IFPS Certification Committee recently updated the requirements for becoming an Accredited Instructor (AI) as well as the AI Instructor Training Workshop framework.

The AI workshop is a two-day workshop to acquaint you with the IFPS certification program and to assess your instructional abilities. It is not a program to teach instructor skills, but rather to measure your instructor skills.

Updated Requirements

  • Individual must hold at least one IFPS certification before attending the Instructor Training Workshop (ITW.) (See below.)
  • Maintain IFPS membership and certification(s).
  • Register for and attend an ITW.
  • Select a topic from a topics list and prepare to present the selected topic for 40 minutes, with a 5 minute Q&A session.
  • An AI applicant must sign an AI agreement upon completion of the ITW.
  • Submit a presentation outline on the selected topic. The outline should be submitted by e-mail as a .DOC, .PPT, etc. In lieu of an outline, full presentations may be e-mailed. 

Updated Workshop Framework

Deep dive into IFPS programs will be covered in a ½ day session.

The applicant will conduct a 40 minute presentation with a five minute Q&A session. Note: Speaking for less than 40 minutes will result in an incomplete evaluation.

Evaluations

  • In addition to the facilitators’ evaluations, all applicants will evaluate each other’s
    presentations.

Evaluations will be based on:

  • Knowledge of topic,
  • Public speaking aptitude,
  • Appropriate use of training materials and aids,
  • Ability to follow  submitted outline, and
  • Question and answer session.

In order to be approved as an IFPS Accredited Instructor a minimum evaluation score of 4.0 out of 5.0 is required.

IFPS Accredited Instructors have extensive backgrounds and instructional experience in the fluid power industry. In addition to their instructor accreditation, they are committed IFPS members and hold various levels of IFPS certifications.

To register for the upcoming AI Training Workshop to be held March 19-21, 2018 in Detroit, Mich., please visit www.ifps.org or call 800-308-6005.

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