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Available IFPS Certifications
CFPAI
Certified Fluid Power Accredited Instructor

CFPAJPP
Certified Fluid Power Authorized Job Performance Proctor

CFPAJPPCC
Certified Fluid Power Authorized Job Performance Proctor Connector & Conductor

CFPE
Certified Fluid Power Engineer

CFPS
Certified Fluid Power Specialist (Must Obtain CFPHS, CFPPS)

CFPHS
Certified Fluid Power Hydraulic Specialist

CFPPS
Certified Fluid Power Pneumatic Specialist

CFPMT
Certified Fluid Power Master Technician (Must Obtain CFPIHT, CFPMHT, & CFPPT)

CFPIHT
Certified Fluid Power Industrial Hydraulic Technician

CFPMHT
Certified Fluid Power Mobile Hydraulic Technician

CFPPT
Certified Fluid Power Pneumatic Technician

CFPMM
Certified Fluid Power Master Mechanic (Must Obtain CFPIHM, CFPMHM, & CFPPM)

CFPIHM
Certified Fluid Power Industrial Hydraulic Mechanic

CFPMHM
Certified Fluid Power Mobile Hydraulic Mechanic

CFPPM
Certified Fluid Power Pneumatic Mechanic

CFPMIH
Certified Fluid Power Master of Industrial Hydraulics (Must Obtain CFPIHM, CFPIHT, & CFPCC)

CFPMMH
Certified Fluid Power Master of Mobile Hydraulics (Must Obtain CFPMHM, CFPMHT, & CFPCC)

CFPMIP
Certified Fluid Power Master of Industrial Pneumatics (Must Obtain CFPPM, CFPPT, & CFPCC)

CFPCC
Certified Fluid Power Connector & Conductor

CFPSD
Fluid Power System Designer

CFPMEC
(In Development) Mobile Electronic Controls

CFPIEC
(In Development) Industrial Electronic Controls



 

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 …

IFPS Releases Fluid Conveyance Guide

Member Price: $19.95 • Nonmember PRICE: $38.95  The new Fluid Conveyance Guide assembles information from other publications into one easily searchable …

Hall of Fame Nominations Open

Nominations for the Fluid Power Hall of Fame are now being accepted and remain open until April 15. A panel of judges reviews the applications and announces …

Hydraulic Specialist Online Training Modules Available

IFPS has revamped Hydraulic Specialist online training modules, which are helpful when preparing for the HS certification test or just to boost skills. Members …

IFPS Announces VFD Webinar

IFPS will host a web seminar titled Variable Frequency Drives in Hydraulic Applications on Jan. 20 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Eastern. Presented by Alan Froslie, …

Registration Open for IFPS Spring Meeting

The International Fluid Power Society’s spring meeting is scheduled for March 7-10 in Charleston, South Carolina. In addition to meetings with IFPS …

IFPS Welcomes New Board Members

IFPS elected two new directors-at-large to the board of directors at the fall meeting in October. The members take office this month. Stephen Blazer, PE, CFPE, …

Fluid Power Engineer Jack Slater Dies

Memorial service set for March. John G. “Jack” Slater, 95, of Milwaukee, who was inducted into the Fluid Power Hall of Fame in 2020, died Nov. 30. …

Live Q&A Session on HS Certification

Preparing to take the hydraulic specialist certification and a little stuck? IFPS Technical Director Tom Blansett, CFPAI, will answer your questions on the …

IFPS Announces 2022 Board of Directors

The International Fluid Power Society is pleased to announce that Denis Poirier Jr., CFPHS, CFPAI, CFPAJPP/AJPPCC, CFPCC, CFPIHM, was elected 2022 president …

New Job Performance Test Locations Announced

Need a job performance test to complete your certification? IFPS recently added testing locations in 14 U.S. states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, …

Study Manual FAQs

A frequently asked question is, How can I get an IFPS Certification Study Manual? Members can download study manuals for free. Others can purchase a download …

Five Facts About IFPS Certification

1IFPS certifications are portable. Example: Mary Smith, CFPHS. The certification designation goes with you wherever your career takes you. 2IFPS …

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