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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 Announces 2020 Hall of Fame

A special award was established to acknowledge individuals who have dedicated their careers and have made significant contributions to fluid power technology. …

Why You Need the New Fluid Power Reference Handbook

The new IFPS Fluid Power Reference Handbook is beyond just facts and figures it guides you through to help make the best design decisions. Randall Bobbitt, …

Safety Is Everyone’s Responsibility and Not Just in Pandemic Times

Did you know there are General Safety Guidelines for all fluid power technologies in EVERY IFPS Certification Study Manual? The IFPS supplies free Fluid …

Adding Hydraulic Fluid to the Reservoir

Adding make-up fluid to the reservoir ranks among the most important maintenance tasks because of the consequences of doing it incorrectly. Be aware that a …

A Different Way to Celebrate Your Day!

Fluid Power Professionals’ Day is June 19. It’s a day to acknowledge everyone in our industry. In honor of our industry in today’s world, the IFPS will …

Robert J. Sheaf Receives IFPS Emeritus Certification Status

Robert Sheaf was awarded Emeritus Certification status during the recent IFPS 2020 Spring Meeting. Mr. Sheaf is the fourth recipient of an IFPS Emeritus …

Understand the Function of Hydraulic Components in Circuits: The Application of Pumps and Intensifiers

Pumps A pump is a device where there is a mechanism for increasing and then decreasing the size of a volume chamber by means of rotary and/or reciprocating …

Dear IFPS Associate

During this unprecedented time, the IFPS is making every effort to keep our ship sailing smoothly. However, I ask for your patience with any orders you may …

IFPS Launches a Member’s Only Technical Forum

fo·rum /ˈfôrəm/ noun a place, meeting, or medium where ideas and views on an issue can be exchanged. “it will be a forum for IFPS members to exchange …

Fluid Power Reference Handbook – Limited First Edition

Get your hardcover copy of the Fluid Power Reference Handbook at the introductory price of $149.99. The limited first edition, leatherette, gold embossed …



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