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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



 

Committees Report at IFPS Annual Meeting

IFPS held its annual meeting Sept. 26-29 in San Diego. While the meeting was also available virtually, IFPS reports that 90% of the meeting’s attendance was …

Notable Words: Board President Looks to ‘the next 50 years’

By Denis M. Poirier Jr., CFPHS, CFPAI, AJPP, AJPPCC, CFPIM, CFPCC, 2022 IFPS Board President and Chairperson. You may not realize this, but the International …

IFPS Online Training Opportunities

IFPS has a range of online resources for professional study and training. Interactive Hydraulic Specialist Study Manuals Whether studying for the hydraulic …

IFPS Names Pollander CEO

Donna Pollander, executive director of the International Fluid Power Society, has been promoted to CEO of the organization. IFPS’s board of directors …

Executive Profile: Brian Kenoyer

Q. How did you get started in the fluid power industry?   A. I was hired as a hydraulic engineer with JLG Industries. I had little prior experience besides …

Certification Facts

FPS often receives questions from fluid power professionals about certification and how to become certified. Here are 10 things everyone should know about IFPS …

IFPS Annual Meeting Set for This Month

IFPS’s annual meeting takes place Sept. 26-29 at the Embassy Suites Downtown in San Diego. Events kick off with a Sept. 26 technical workshop titled …

New Handbook Edition Released

A second edition of the Fluid Power Reference Handbook is now available. Highlights of the second edition include: • An expanded symbology section ISO 1219 …

IFPS Seeks Bilingual Volunteers

IFPS is looking for volunteers who speak English and Spanish to help translate certification tests. Qualified volunteers must hold an IFPS certification, sign …

IFPS Updates PS Test and Study Manual

IFPS has announced upgrades to the pneumatic specialist certification test and study manual.  The PS upgrades reflect the knowledge and skills needed by …

IFPS Announces Hall of Fame Inductees

IFPS has announced the induction of two fluid power professionals into the 2022 Fluid Power Hall of Fame. IFPS will induct Robert E. Kraft and posthumously …

IFPS Names Photo Contest Winners

IFPS announced the winners in this year’s Fluid Power Professionals’ Day Photo Contest. The winners were, from left to right, Hector Rodriguez, Gwynne …

Q. How did you get started in the fluid power industry?   A. My first exposure to fluid power was as a machinist for a hydraulic cylinder manufacturer in my …

IFPS Releases New IHM Study Manual

IFPS has upgraded the study manual for the industrial hydraulic mechanic certification, and it is now available for test preparation. Anyone taking the IHM …

IFPS Annual Meeting Set for September

IFPS’s annual meeting takes place Sept. 26-29 at the Embassy Suites Downtown in San Diego. Events kick off with a Sept. 26 technical workshop titled …

Wanke Remembered as ‘Industry Icon’

By Michael Degan, Editor, Fluid Power Journal. Shock and sorrow shook the fluid power community after the sudden death last week of Tom Wanke, an industry …

Breaking News: Fluid Power Giant Tom Wanke Dies

By Michael Degan, Editor, Fluid Power Journal. Tom Wanke, director of the Fluid Power Industrial Consortium at Milwaukee School of Engineering and a well-known …

Happy Fluid Power Professionals’ Day

June 19 is Fluid Power Professionals’ Day. The International Fluid Power Society designated Blaise Pascal’s birthday as a day to honor all industry …

IFPS Launches Mentorship Program

IFPS recently announced details of its 2022 mentorship program. The program runs from Aug. 1 to Nov. 16 and connects emerging professionals with experienced …

Upcoming Webinars

Selection of Hose Size for Laminar Flow BJ Wagner, CFPAI/AJPP/AJPPCC, CFPHS, CFPMMH, of Manitowoc Crane Group, looks at the differences between laminar and …

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