Certification Levels Available
Certified Fluid Power Accredited Instructor
Certified Fluid Power Authorized Job Performance Proctor
Certified Fluid Power Authorized Job Performance Proctor Connector & Conductor
Certified Fluid Power Engineer
Certified Fluid Power Specialist (Must Obtain CFPHS, CFPPS)
Certified Fluid Power Hydraulic Specialist
Certified Fluid Power Pneumatic Specialist
Electronic Controls Specialist
CFPMEC – in development
Mobile Electronic Controls
CFPIEC – in development
Industrial Electronic Controls
Certified Fluid Power Master Technician (Must Obtain CFPIHT, CFPMHT, & CFPPT)
Certified Fluid Power Industrial Hydraulic Technician
Certified Fluid Power Mobile Hydraulic Technician
Certified Fluid Power Pneumatic Technician
Certified Fluid Power Master Mechanic (Must Obtain CFPIHM, CFPMHM, & CFPPM)
Certified Fluid Power Industrial Hydraulic Mechanic
Certified Fluid Power Mobile Hydraulic Mechanic
Certified Fluid Power Pneumatic Mechanic
Certified Fluid Power Master of Industrial Hydraulics (Must Obtain CFPIHM, CFPIHT, & CFPCC)
Certified Fluid Power Master of Mobile Hydraulics (Must Obtain CFPMHM, CFPMHT, & CFPCC)
Certified Fluid Power Master of Industrial Pneumatics (Must Obtain CFPPM, CFPPT, & CFPCC)
Certified Fluid Power Connector & Conductor
Fluid Power System Designer
Know Your IFPS Membership Benefits
When you join IFPS, you have the benefit of the Society’s 50 years of expertise and experience representing the fluid power and motion control industry. Your membership supports a nonprofit organization dedicated to the unique interests of fluid power engineers, specialists, technicians, and mechanics throughout their careers.
IFPS membership and certification are two different entities: once IFPS technical certification is achieved, the certification must be renewed every five years; IFPS membership is optional, but it is also highly recommended. Here’s why:
- Online training discount: $99 for members only!
- Discount of 5% on Online Job Performance Review sessions offered through CFC-Solar, Inc.
- Certification test fee discount
- Recertification fee discount
- Discount on EVERYTHING in the IFPS store – books, patches, publications, safety cards, posters, etc.
- Hertz Car Rental discounts
- ScriptSave – prescription savings card
- FREE study manual downloads
- FREE industry-related Web seminars by Accredited Instructors
- FREE certification “Task and Outcome” web seminars: Tasks and outcomes from our study manuals are presented bi-monthly by Accredited Instructors.
- FREE (only available to members) access to our growing archived web seminars
- Professional Development Points: Earn points for every year you are a member. Personal Development Points are important when it is time for you to recertify.
- FREE subscription to Fluid Power Journal
- FREE subscription to IFPS monthly E-News
- Only members can find other members in the IFPS directory.
- Social Media: IFPS has Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter connections.
- Members have access to the “Members Only” section of the IFPS website.
Visit www.ifps.org or call 800-308-6005.
IFPS Fluid Injection Injury Safety Cards
The IFPS recommends that, in every circumstance, factory, piece of mobile equipment, or application of any fluid power product or its controls, every employee and employer is responsible to know, understand, and practice the safety policies and procedures already in place. (See the September/October issue for more information on the IFPS safety initiatives and visit www.ifps.org for important safety resources.)
Safety cards have been issued to all IFPS members as well as non-members who recertified in 2013. These cards contain information on obtaining five (5) critical pieces of information for doctors and emergency medical technicians in treating fluid injection injuries.
If you would like to purchase safety cards and/or posters you may do so by visiting www.ifps.org. Cards are sold in packs of 10, 50, and 100.
Congratulations to the New IFPS Accredited Instructors and Authorized Job Performance Proctors!
IFPS supports career advancement through ongoing education and training. IFPS Accredited Instructors (CFPAI) and Authorized Job Performance Proctors (AJPP) are certified professionals who train, prepare, and test individuals for IFPS certification programs.
All Accredited Instructors and Authorized Job Performance Proctors have extensive backgrounds and instructional experience in the fluid power industry, are active members, and hold various levels of IFPS certifications.
Congratulations to the following new IFPS Accredited Instructors and Job Performance Proctors:
Paul Bowes - Pirtek USA, AJPPCC, CFPMHM, CFPCC
Vincent Gianfrancesco – Bjorge & Associates, AJPP, CFPMHT
Kevin Hatton – Kaman Industrial Technologies, CFPAI, CFPECS, CFPS, CFPCC
Rance Herren – National Oilwell Varco, CFPAI/AJPP, AJPPCC, CFPSD, CFPECS, CFPMT, CFPCC
Bill Lesswing – Pirtek USA, AJPPCC, CFPCC
Paul McGavin – Eaton Corp., CFPAI, CFPCC
Gilbert Moyers – Pirtek USA, CFPAI/AJPP, AJPPCC, CFPMHM, CFPIHM, CFPPM
Tim Petrishen – Altec Industries, Inc., CFPAI/AJPP, CFPMHM
Jim Popovich – Washtenaw Community College, CFPAI, CFPS
William Don Radmer – Altec Industries, Inc., CFPAI/AJPP, CFPMHM, CFPMHT
Edwin Rybarczyk – E. R. Consultants, Inc., CFPAI/AJPP, AJPPCC, CFPS, CFPCC
Steve Smith – Horner Industrial Group, CFPAI, CFPIHM
For information on becoming an IFPS Accredited Instructor, please visit www.ifps.org / Education & Training or call IFPS headquarters at 800-308-6005.
2013 IFPS Web Seminars
IFPS Members: FREE • Non-Members: $40.00
“Task and Outcome – Pneumatic Specialist”
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Presented by: Bill Hotchiss, CFPAI, SunSource
“Slip-In Cartridge Valves”
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern
Presented by: Jim Lane, CFPAI, Motion Industries, Inc.
Poppet-type (commonly called “Slip-In” or “DIN”) valves have been used in hydraulic systems for many years. They are commonly known as “two-port check valves.” In this form, they serve as a one-way valve, allowing free flow in one direction while blocking flow in the reverse direction. With some refinements, these valves can be controlled to overcome the normal blocking action, thereby allowing control of flow in both directions. This is the basis of the control concept known as “cartridge valves.” This webinar will discuss the sizing and applications of directional, pressure, and flow control slip-in cartridge valves. It will also discuss the manifolds required when applying these components in a modern industrial or mobile hydraulic system.