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Available IFPS Certifications
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

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

(In Development) Mobile Electronic Controls

(In Development) Industrial Electronic Controls


IFPS Updates PS Test and Study Manual

IFPS has announced upgrades to the pneumatic specialist certification test and study manual.  The PS upgrades reflect the knowledge and skills needed by …

IFPS Announces Hall of Fame Inductees

IFPS has announced the induction of two fluid power professionals into the 2022 Fluid Power Hall of Fame. IFPS will induct Robert E. Kraft and posthumously …

IFPS Names Photo Contest Winners

IFPS announced the winners in this year’s Fluid Power Professionals’ Day Photo Contest. The winners were, from left to right, Hector Rodriguez, Gwynne …

Q. How did you get started in the fluid power industry?   A. My first exposure to fluid power was as a machinist for a hydraulic cylinder manufacturer in my …

IFPS Releases New IHM Study Manual

IFPS has upgraded the study manual for the industrial hydraulic mechanic certification, and it is now available for test preparation. Anyone taking the IHM …

IFPS Annual Meeting Set for September

IFPS’s annual meeting takes place Sept. 26-29 at the Embassy Suites Downtown in San Diego. Events kick off with a Sept. 26 technical workshop titled …

Wanke Remembered as ‘Industry Icon’

By Michael Degan, Editor, Fluid Power Journal. Shock and sorrow shook the fluid power community after the sudden death last week of Tom Wanke, an industry …

Breaking News: Fluid Power Giant Tom Wanke Dies

By Michael Degan, Editor, Fluid Power Journal. Tom Wanke, director of the Fluid Power Industrial Consortium at Milwaukee School of Engineering and a well-known …

Happy Fluid Power Professionals’ Day

June 19 is Fluid Power Professionals’ Day. The International Fluid Power Society designated Blaise Pascal’s birthday as a day to honor all industry …

IFPS Launches Mentorship Program

IFPS recently announced details of its 2022 mentorship program. The program runs from Aug. 1 to Nov. 16 and connects emerging professionals with experienced …

Upcoming Webinars

Selection of Hose Size for Laminar Flow BJ Wagner, CFPAI/AJPP/AJPPCC, CFPHS, CFPMMH, of Manitowoc Crane Group, looks at the differences between laminar and …

June is Safety Month

Safety is everyone’s responsibility. Take the responsibility to improve safety standards whenever an opportunity presents itself. Did you know that there are …

The Value of IFPS Certification

By Donna Pollander, ACA, Executive Director, International Fluid Power Society Business growth and success rely on a workforce with the right skills, in the …

Executive Profile: Chauntelle Baughman

Q. How did you get started in the fluid power industry? A. I graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in industrial distribution with job offers …

2022 IFPS Spring Meeting Highlights

The IFPS spring meeting, held in Charleston, South Carolina, was conducted in person and virtually, and it’s exciting to report that meeting attendance was …

Searchable Online Books Available

Fluid Power Math, the Fluid Power Symbology Guide, and the Fluid Conveyance Guide are now available to IFPS members for online viewing.  Members who purchased …

Membership and Certification FAQs

Q. What is the difference between renewing my membership and renewing my certification? A.Membership and certification are two different entities. When you …

Webinar on Hydraulic Training Modules Set

IFPS is offering a “lunch-and-learn” web seminar on two hydraulic training modules – “Understand the principles of levers” and “Calculate the …

IFPS Launches Employer Resources Web Page

A newly designed page on the IFPS website, Employer Resources for Certification, helps employers decide which IFPS certification best matches an employee’s …

Upcoming Workshops

IFPS OFFERS TWO WORKSHSOPS on certifications for Accredited Instructor (AI) and Authorized Job Performance Proctor (AJPP). The workshops take place March 22-23 …













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