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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


Test Your Skills: Size a Rotary Actuator

Rotary actuators are used to provide a partial rotation or pivoting action to a component where the space available is not practical for a cylinder and …

Nominate Now for Fluid Power Hall of Fame

IFPS is accepting nominations for its 2021 Fluid Power Hall of Fame awards. The Hall of Fame acknowledges individuals who have made significant contributions …

Date Changed for IFPS Spring Meeting

The date for the in-person spring meeting of the International Fluid Power Society has been changed. The meeting is now scheduled for May 4-7. The location …

Make Your Team Stronger

IFPS Corporate Commitment Packages help your bottom line with significant savings and offers opportunities for improved safety, improved reliability, greater …

Test Your Skills: Understand the Application of Regenerative Circuits

Regeneration is a general term that describes what happens when exhausting hydraulic fluid from the rod side of an actuator is directed back into the pressure …

Train-the-Trainer Workshop

Looking to improve your instructor skills? Interested in becoming an IFPS Accredited Instructor? Consider the Train-the-Trainer Workshop, a two-day virtual …

IFPS Welcomes Two New Board Members

Steve Bogush, CFPHS, CFPAI/AJPP, district sales manager at Poclain Hydraulics, was elected director-at-large at the 2020 virtual annual meeting. He will take …

IFPS Announces 2021 Officers

The International Fluid Power Society is pleased to announce that Rocky Phoenix, CFPMMH, was elected 2021 president and chair during the IFPS annual meeting. …

IFPS Charts 2021 Projects

IFPS held its 2020 annual meeting virtually on Sept. 25. The board of directors approved a number of projects by the education, marketing, membership and …

Test Your Skills: Electric Flow Control Devices

Flow control valves influence actuator speeds in a fluid power system. Increasing or decreasing the opening to flow at a throttling point adjusts the flow to …

Hydraulic and Pneumatic Specialist Study Group Web Seminars

While the nation was hunkered down during quarantine, Tom Blansett, CFPAI, Dan Helgerson, CFPAI, and Ernie Parker, CFPAI, were busy conducting free biweekly …

On-demand Web Seminars

Attention IFPS Members – Earn 1 professional development point toward your recertification by expanding your knowledge with our archived, on-demand web …

Certification for Today’s Mobile Hydraulic Mechanic

In 2021, IFPS will release an upgraded Mobile Hydraulic Mechanic Certification Study Manual that reflects the knowledge and skills needed for today’s mobile …

Newly Certified Accredited Instructors

Congratulations to our new certified fluid power Accredited Instructors (AI) and Authorized Job Performance Proctors (AJPP.)  The approved applicants, who …

Understanding the Function of Accumulators

Accumulators come in a variety of forms and have important functions in many hydraulic circuits. They are used to store or absorb hydraulic energy. When …

Fluid Power Reference Handbook Testimonials

The new Fluid Power Reference Handbook is the most comprehensive and up-to-date guide for our industry. It is my new go-to tool when designing systems. Scott …

Determine the Appropriate Solution to Control Air Cylinder Speed

Because air is a compressible fluid, controlling the speed of actuators is a unique problem. A pressurized air cylinder that is not under load will extend …

On the Horizon for 2021

Mobile Hydraulic Mechanic Certification for Today’s Mobile Hydraulic Mechanic The soon-to-be-released upgraded Mobile Hydraulic Mechanic (MHM) Certification …

Attention IFPS Members

The virtual IFPS Annual Meeting takes place Sept. 11 through Sept. 24. Committee meetings are listed below. You can register for one meeting or the entire …

IFPS Accolades

This is a great technical resource! Head and shoulders above any other fluid power reference book available today!” Sam Kaye, CFPSD, CFPMIP, CFPMMH, …



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