Article By: Haley Nemeth
Since 1960, the International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) has provided an objective, third-party assessment of skill levels and knowledge for thousands of fluid power professionals, making it the industry standard for the fluid power and motion control industries. Having a certified workforce can:
- Help increase your company’s credibility
- Ensure your employees are all fully trained by standardizing skills assessments
- Make your company’s work environment safer and more efficient
Individuals with certifications must re-certify every five years to ensure their knowledge and skills are always up to date. Certifications cover industrial hydraulics, mobile hydraulics, and pneumatics at the specialist, mechanic, and technician levels. Study materials are available, as are certification review training sessions through third-party accredited instructors.
IFPS Announces Certification Grant for Educators
On March 8, 2023, IFPS announced a new grant program for educators to take their first certification test, FREE! Educators already certified through IFPS may use the grant for the Instructor Training Workshop (ITW) to become an Accredited Instructor and/or Job Performance Proctor. All Educators (high school, tech school, career center, college, or university) with proof of employment are eligible to apply.
The grant funds are to be used for certification testing or ITW.
Please share this opportunity with educators in your network! The grant application can be found at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdp_lPAWDXpaXt0nWA2-Qzvd3W9kOMGO-nKQn3Jpd5zFeh9bg/viewform.
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