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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


IFPS Safety Cards

IFPS issues Fluid Injection Injury Safety Cards to all of its members and certified professionals. These cards contain information on obtaining five (5) …

IFPS Members $99 Online Training

Online courses deliver a broad-based understanding of the most important fluid power subject matter concepts. Courses begin with the basics: physics laws, …

Electronic Controls Specialist Certification Re-released

IFPS Electronic Controls Specialist Certification has been re-released. This certification is designed to review and test understanding, specification, and …

Accredited Instructor and/or Job Performance Proctor Training Workshops

IFPS supports career advancement through ongoing education and training. Accredited Instructors are certified professionals who educate and prepare candidates …

You Can Influence the Fluid Power Industry with Chapter Outreach

By Scott Gower, CFPS Talking to others about oneself is natural. Explaining one’s career in fluid power to the Average Joe is often complex, and the …

IFPS 2016 Spring Meeting

March 21 – 24, 2016 • Embassy Suites Downtown San Diego, CA Join the IFPS for the 2016 Spring Meeting scheduled for March 21-24 at the Embassy Suites …

IFPS Electronic Controls Specialist Certification Update

Subject matter experts have been hard at work revising the IFPS Electronic Controls Specialist Certification (study manual, pre-test, written test) with …

In Memoriam: Russell Henke

After a long battle with Alzheimer’s, Russell “Russ” Henke died at the age of 91 on November 2, 2015. Russ is described by his wife of 68 years, …

IFPS Staff News

Jeff Morrow has been named business development manager for the International Fluid Power Society (IFPS). With over 20 years of experience in marketing and …

2015 IFPS Annual Meeting

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IFPS Pathways to Success

To keep pace with the broad and ever-changing needs of industry, the International Fluid Power Society provides many specific and complementary certifications …

The IFPS and the Military

G.I. Bill Information The IFPS is an approved organization by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide reimbursement for certification …

IFPS Chapter 5 ACGO Tour

Scott Aldridge, a long-standing Chapter 5 member, organized a tour at ACGO, a manufacturer of agriculture machinery equipment, for Chapter 5’s September …

International Fluid Power Society Announces Its 2016 President

The International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) is pleased to announce that Rance Herren, CFPSD, CFPECS, CFPMT, CFPAI, National Oilwell Varco, was elected the …

Holiday Gifts That Last the Whole Year

You can never go wrong with Cash! Buy a 2016 raffle calendar for $20.00 and support the Fluid Power Educational Foundation (FPEF). In addition, you’ll get 52 …

How to Prepare for an IFPS Certification Test

Consider these tools as you prepare for one of the IFPS technical certification tests. The IFPS staff is always ready to help. Email askus@ifps.org or call …

How Did You Celebrate?

Thank you to all who celebrated June 19th – Fluid Power Professionals’ Day. The IFPS received emails from professionals in the industry sharing how they …

2015 Minnesota Skills Competition

Hosted by Hennepin Technical College, Eden Prairie Campus Dinner provided by SunSource, Continental Hydraulics, and Power Systems Student of the Year Award One …

In Memoriam

Raymond F. Hanley, CFPE/AI – Emeritus Raymond F. Hanley, a tremendous advocate of the IFPS and fluid power industry, passed away near his home in …

2015 IFPS Spring Meeting Recap

February 25-28, 2015  •  Magnolia Hotel  •  Houston, TX Special thanks to the 35 International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) professional members who …











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