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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


A Few Weeks Left to Be Heard 

We want to hear from you! The ongoing salary survey from Fluid Power Journal and the International Fluid Power Society tells us more than how much money you …

June is Safety Month

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

Test Your Skills: The Function of a Prime Mover

A complete hydraulic system must include an initial energy source. This energy source is referred to as the prime mover, and it must be considered when …

Dear Hydraulic Specialist Test Candidate

I am writing to let you know IFPS made some changes to the Hydraulic Specialist (HS) Study Manual. Don’t worry if you are already preparing for the test …

Test Your Skills: Types and Applications of Compressors

The generic term “supply side” is often used to refer to the complete package that includes the compressor, drive motor and associated hardware, as well as …

Make Your Voice Count! 

Let us hear from you!  The 2021 salary survey from Fluid Power Journal and the International Fluid Power Society is live now until June 30. The survey …

Geared-Up Grad Sweepstakes

Sweepstakes open to all college and tech school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The IFPS “Geared-Up Grad” Sweepstakes is a chance to connect …

Outline of the soon-to-be-released upgraded mobile hydraulic mechanic study manual

Job responsibility 1.0: Understand hydraulic components and their operation. Understand hydraulic symbols. Understand the function and operation of system …

RG Group Names New Executives

RG Industries recently named two new members of its executive team. Steve Bennis was named CEO of RG Group, and Patrick Gross was announced as president and …

Test Your Skills: Understand the Application of Hydrostatic Systems

The typical hydrostatic transmission consists of a closed circuit where a pump provides flow to a hydraulic motor without the use of directional valves. The …

Spring Meeting Dates Changed

The International Fluid Power Society’s in-person spring meeting, previously scheduled May 4-7, has been rescheduled and will take place May 3-6 at the …

Update on the Mobile Hydraulic Mechanic Certification

The International Fluid Power Society expects to release an updated mobile hydraulic mechanic certification by the end of the year. The certification is …

A New Road to Hydraulic Specialist Certification

IFPS released the hydraulic specialist (HS) certification test, designed to be comprehensive, in 2017. The test benchmarks competencies showing that, as a …

The Certification Journey

Are you interested in certification but unclear on how to get started? Here are the steps to becoming a certified fluid power professional. 1. Select your …

Upcoming Web Seminars

Register at ifps.org/web-seminars Feb. 18: Testing Mobile Hydraulic Equipment: A Basic Overview Presented by Bradley Wagner, CFPAI, Manitowoc Cranes, Product …

IFPS Members-Only Benefits

Discounts Robust member perks program with local and national discounts, 1M+ redemption locations, and $4,500+ in per-member savings. Member forum. Study-group …

Test Your Skills: The Difference Between Isothermal and Adiabatic Conditions

Hydraulic accumulators use weights, springs, or gas pressure to generate the precharge force against the fluid that is stored for use in the system. …

Congratulations to our newly Certified Fluid Power Accredited Instructors (CFPAI) and Authorized Job Performance Proctors (AJPP)

Approved candidates hold at least one certification, conducted a preplanned presentation, and were evaluated by a panel of subject-matter experts and peers …

IFPS 2021 Spring Meeting

IFPS will host a condensed virtual spring meeting March 8-11, with plans to hold an in-person meeting May 4-7 in San Antonio, Texas, at the Embassy Suites, San …

Test Your Skills: Calculate the Kinetic Energy

It is common practice to position shock absorbers to cushion loads attached to air cylinders, rather than to subject the air cylinders to shock loading …



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