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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


Certification Testing Locations

Individuals wishing to take any IFPS written certification tests can select from convenient locations across the United States and Canada. IFPS is able to …

Tentative Certification Review Training

IFPS offers onsite review training for small groups of at least 10 persons. An IFPS accredited instructor visits your company to conduct the review. Contact …

Fluid Power Symbology Guide

Member Price: $12.85 • Non-member: $16.00 This 30-page guide presents fluid power symbols commonly used within ISO 1219-1 and 2 standards and illustrates the …

Make Sure You Have the Most Up-To-Date Hydraulic Specialist  Study Manual

Your Hydraulic Specialist Study Manual should be dated 4/5/2021. If your study manual has any other date, you can still use it. However, the updated study …

Geared-Up-Grad Sweepstakes Winner

Conrad Adams from Purdue University was the winner of the IFPS Geared-Up-Grad Sweepstakes. Conrad majors in mechanical engineering and has participated in some …

Keeping the Lights on During the Pandemic

During the pandemic, Altec customers still had to keep the lights on. From utilities to telecommunications to tree care to lights and signs, all industries had …

Animated Hydraulic Circuits Available

                    The IFPS color-coded, animated mp4 and wmv files of each circuit operation use …

2021 Spring Meeting Recap

The IFPS Spring Meeting was held virtually and in person in San Antonio, Texas. It was great to see everyone in person! IFPS thanks all the companies who …

IFPS Names Hall of Fame Inductees

The success of the fluid power industry lies not in pumps, valves, and cylinders. Rather it is through the efforts of dedicated individuals that the industry …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …











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