Certifications Offered

The International Fluid Power Society is the only organization that provides comprehensive technical certification offerings for all professionals in the fluid power and motion control industry.

IFPS certification tests provide an objective, third-party assessment of an individual’s skill level. Certifications are portable and recognized industry-wide. Individuals who successfully master a level of competency are issued a credential. In order to keep pace with changing fluid power and motion control technologies, certifications must be renewed every five years. Although formal training is not a requirement, IFPS offers various training options. Test Fees

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 IFPS Certifications
 
  
Fabricates, assembles, and tests hose and assemblies. The Connector & Conductor certification requires a three (3)-hour written and a three (3)-hour job performance (hands-on) test.
Hydraulic
Pneumatic
Electronic Controls

Analyzes and designs systems, selects components, and instructs others in operations and maintenance. All Specialist certifications require a three (3)-hour written test.
Mobile Hydraulic
Industrial Hydraulic
Pneumatic
Master Mechanic


Fabricates, assembles, tests, maintains, and repairs systems and components. All Mechanic certifications require a three (3)-hour written and a three (3)-hour job performance (hands-on) test.
Certified Fluid Power Technician
Mobile Hydraulic
Industrial Hydraulic
Pneumatic
Master Technician

Troubleshoots, tests, and modifies systems; and prepares reports. All Technician certifications require a three (3)-hour written and a three (3)-hour job performance (hands-on) test. 
 
Certified Fluid Power System Designer

Is an expanded credential focusing on advanced, system level hydraulic, pneumatic, and electronic controls expertise along with verifiable industry experience and is open to all qualifying individuals. 
 Certified Fluid Power Engineer

Certified Professional Engineers or degree equivalent (BS from ABET recognized university) may apply for this certification. Additional requirements must be met.
 Certified Accredited Instructor

Certified professionals who have extensive background and instructional experience in the fluid power industry, they are accredited to educate/train and prepare individuals for IFPS Certification
 Certified Authorized Job Performance Proctor

Certified professionals who are accredited to proctor the job performance (hands-on) section of Mechanic and Technician level certification tests and/or Connector & Conductor certification tests.
 

 
  

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