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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


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 …

A Message from Donna Pollander, ACA, IFPS Executive Director

One of the things I’ve learned in my 20-plus-year tenure as executive director is that people get certified for many reasons. I’ve heard everything from …

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 …



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