The International Fluid Power Society announces its latest certification, the Fluid Power Support Associate (FPSA).

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

The International Fluid Power Society is excited to announce the release of its latest certification, the Fluid Power Support Associate (FPSA). This certification is the first to be released since 2010 and is designed to recognize non-technical individuals who work in the fluid power industry and demonstrate an understanding of the terminology and principles used within the industry.

The FPSA certification is tailored for non-technical professionals involved in various aspects of the fluid power industry, from administration and inside sales to purchasing, shipments, and beyond. Candidates for this certification will demonstrate an understanding of key industry terminology, fundamental fluid power concepts, component functions, and safety protocols related to work within the fluid power industry.

To achieve certification, candidates must pass a proctored, multiple-choice, 75-question, three-hour written exam.

"The Fluid Power Support Associate certification is a significant milestone for the IFPS; for many years, leaders in the industry sought a certification tailored to non-technical roles within fluid power," said IFPS CEO Donna Pollander. "It showcases IFPS’ commitment to advancing professionalism across the fluid power workforce and offering skill and knowledge enhancement opportunities to all who work with fluid power."

Beginning with the first Fluid Power Hydraulic Specialist Certification in 1980, the IFPS has become the recognized industry leader in Fluid Power & Motion Control Certifications. Our certifications cover diverse job descriptions within the industry, including mechanic, technician, specialist, and engineer. The IFPS has nearly 10,000 active certifications throughout the United States and many countries worldwide.


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