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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


What is Fluid Power?

Challenging Conventional Thinking By Andrew Smulski, President, Fluid Conveyance, Danfoss Power Solutions. If you were asked to envision a fluid power …

Technician to President: Jeff Hodges Becomes the 64th of IFPS

Welcoming a new era, Hodges brings 29 years of experience in the Fluid Power Industry. By Jeff Hodges. I was awestruck and honored when I was asked to be the …

Happy Fluid Power Professionals’ Day!

To everyone who works in the industry, the IFPS and Fluid Power Journal wish you a Happy Fluid Power Professionals

Facebook and Instagram Photo Contest

Enter before June 19th Follow us on Facebook (The IFPS) and Instagram (fluidpowersociety) and join in the fun by sending fluid power in action pics using …

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 …

IFPS Committees Busy at Spring Meeting

IFPS conducted its spring meeting Feb. 27-March 2 in New Orleans, reporting that, even with a virtual option, attendance was more than 90% in person.  IFPS …

Grants for Educator Training Available

IFPS recently announced a grant program for educators to take their first certification test for free. Educators already certified through IFPS can use the …

IFPS Membership vs. Certification FAQs

Many people ask about the difference between certification and IFPS membership. Here are answers to that question and others we are frequently asked. Q: What …

HS Test Available in Spanish

IFPS recently released a Spanish-language version of the Hydraulic Specialist certification test. The new version was developed to provide greater …

Notable Words: Certification Benefits Professionals and Their Companies

By Thomas Blansett, CFPS, CFPAI, Technical Director, IFPS. Many articles about certification focus on benefits to the individual, and I certainly don’t …

IFPS Spring Meeting Open to All Members

The IFPS Spring Meeting will be held in person and virtually Feb. 27–March 2 in New Orleans.  Why attend? You’ll meet a dedicated (and fun) group of …

IFPS Releases Mechanic Training Modules

This online at-your-own-pace training module takes the IHM and MHM study manuals and brings them to life! The mechanic training modules heavily emphasize …

IFPS Releases Math Training Modules

A recent study found that more than 68% of participants cited a lack of confidence as the biggest stumbling block to a student’s ability to succeed in math. …

Newly Released Review Training PowerPoint Presentations

IFPS recently released review training PowerPoint presentations to help instructors and students prepare for certifications.  Presentations for five …

Hall of Fame Nominations Open

Nominations are open for the Fluid Power Hall of Fame, which honors professionals who have significantly enriched fluid power. Anyone can nominate an …

Fluid Power Math Training Module Available

An online at-your-own-pace training module of the 21-part Fluid Power Math Workshop is now available. Dan Helgerson, CFPAI, teaches fundamental fluid power …

IFPS Spring Meeting Set for This Month

IFPS’s spring meeting takes place in person and virtually Feb. 27-March 2 in New Orleans.  At the meeting, each of the five IFPS committees – education, …

IFPS Offers IFPE Sessions on Certification and Efficiency

At the International Fluid Power Exposition March 14-18 in Las Vegas, IFPS hosts three educational sessions on various topics. IFPS CEO Donna Pollander leads a …

Newly Released Training Modules

IFPS recently released training modules for the industrial and mobile hydraulic mechanic certifications. The online at-your-own-pace training modules are based …

IFPS Launches Online Instructor-led HS Review

IFPS often receives requests for instructor-led review training, so it has launched an online course for the Hydraulic Specialist certification. Tom Blansett, …