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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


Fluid Power Reference Handbook Testimonials

The new Fluid Power Reference Handbook is the most comprehensive and up-to-date guide for our industry. It is my new go-to tool when designing systems. Scott …

On the Horizon for 2021

Mobile Hydraulic Mechanic Certification for Today’s Mobile Hydraulic Mechanic The soon-to-be-released upgraded Mobile Hydraulic Mechanic (MHM) Certification …

Attention IFPS Members

The virtual IFPS Annual Meeting takes place Sept. 11 through Sept. 24. Committee meetings are listed below. You can register for one meeting or the entire …

IFPS Accolades

This is a great technical resource! Head and shoulders above any other fluid power reference book available today!” Sam Kaye, CFPSD, CFPMIP, CFPMMH, …

IFPS Annual Meeting

To the IFPS Membership, We have been closely monitoring activity related to the COVID-19 pandemic. With our board of directors, staff, and members’ safety in …

IFPS Announces 2020 Hall of Fame

A special award was established to acknowledge individuals who have dedicated their careers and have made significant contributions to fluid power technology. …

Why You Need the New Fluid Power Reference Handbook

The new IFPS Fluid Power Reference Handbook is beyond just facts and figures it guides you through to help make the best design decisions. Randall Bobbitt, …

Safety Is Everyone’s Responsibility and Not Just in Pandemic Times

Did you know there are General Safety Guidelines for all fluid power technologies in EVERY IFPS Certification Study Manual? The IFPS supplies free Fluid …

A Different Way to Celebrate Your Day!

Fluid Power Professionals’ Day is June 19. It’s a day to acknowledge everyone in our industry. In honor of our industry in today’s world, the IFPS will …

Robert J. Sheaf Receives IFPS Emeritus Certification Status

Robert Sheaf was awarded Emeritus Certification status during the recent IFPS 2020 Spring Meeting. Mr. Sheaf is the fourth recipient of an IFPS Emeritus …

Dear IFPS Associate

During this unprecedented time, the IFPS is making every effort to keep our ship sailing smoothly. However, I ask for your patience with any orders you may …

IFPS Launches a Member’s Only Technical Forum

fo·rum /ˈfôrəm/ noun a place, meeting, or medium where ideas and views on an issue can be exchanged. “it will be a forum for IFPS members to exchange …

Fluid Power Reference Handbook – Limited First Edition

Get your hardcover copy of the Fluid Power Reference Handbook at the introductory price of $149.99. The limited first edition, leatherette, gold embossed …

Fluid Power Hall of Fame Nominations Announced

The Fluid Power Hall of Fame, think the Academy Awards of fluid power, was established to recognize individuals who have made significant, lifetime …

IFPS 2020 Spring Meeting Recap

A volunteer Board of Directors governs the IFPS. These volunteers are supported by their employers and promote the safe application of fluid power technology …

New Fluid Power Reference Handbook Ships

Thank you to all the individuals who pre-ordered the IFPS a New Fluid Power Reference Handbook© – The Ultimate Resource for Hydraulic, Pneumatic, and …

Join Us In Tampa!

Attending an IFPS Meeting is a great way to meet and network with other passionate fluid power professionals. The IFPS 2020 Spring Meeting will take place at …

IFPS 2020 Spring Meeting

Join us February 24-27, 2020, as the IFPS holds its 2020 Spring Meeting at The Embassy Suites, USF, Tampa, Florida. This is a great way to network with …

Congratulations to Newly Certified Fluid Power Accredited Instructors!

Congratulations to our newly Certified Fluid Power Accredited Instructors (CFPAI) and Authorized Job Performance Proctors (CFPAJPP). The approved applicants, …

Hydraulic Hose Maintenance

Hoses are aligned and secured to achieve maximum possible performance. The pressure rating and quality of a hose can be used to predict its service life. Not …











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