IFPS offers a variety of OEM/end-user and industry education programs

As part of our mission to build and connect our members to an educated workforce, NFPA partners with other organizations—like the International Fluid Power Society (IFPS)—to make it easier for member companies to train and assess their employees.  Through its multifaceted work in education, training, and certification, IFPS strengthens and advances professional careers in the fluid power workforce.

Online Hydraulic Safety Awareness Training

IFPS, in conjunction with the Hydraulic Safety Authority of Canada, offers international online Hydraulic Safety Awareness Training courses. Courses provide an awareness of hydraulic hazards in the workplace, in-depth reviews of potential exposures to injury from hydraulic systems, and ways to reduce risk and eliminate hazards for workers, equipment, companies and the environment. IFPS offers four online hydraulic safety awareness training courses:

  • Fluid Injection Awareness – coming soon.
  • Exposure Level
  • High Risk Maintenance Level
  • Hydraulic Safety in Construction
Certification review training

Training is offered through third-party IFPS accredited instructors where you’ll learn how to use the math required for testing, analyze and design systems, select components and prepare and properly take certification tests

Web based seminars

Attendance earns Professional Development Points which can be applied when re-certifying.

Upcoming seminars
  • Proper Sizing of Conductors When Using Single Rod Cylinders
    April 16, 2015, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern
    Presented by: Ernie Parker, CFPAI, Hennepin Technical College
  • How to Fix an Air Leak So It Stays Fixed
    June 4, 2014, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern
    Presented by: Jon Jensen, CFPAI, SMC Corporation of America
  • Proportional Valve Amplifiers – Setup, Tuning, and Troubleshooting
    August 13, 2015, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern
    Presented by: Ken Dulinski, CFPAI, Macomb Community College
Books and Publications

IFPS offers industry books and publications which are available from their online store. In addition, IFPS offers fluid injection injury safety cards and posters.

Online education

Each course delivers a broad-based understanding of the most important fluid power subject matter concepts. Courses begin with the basics: physics laws, systems basics and design, basic analysis, and basic components and then demonstrate how these systems apply to our industry and how they work and interact with each other. Each training course features approximately 12-16 hours of trade-specific e-training filled with simulations, assessments, quizzes, tests, learning labs, and more. Online courses include:

To learn more about these education programs, visit www.ifps.org or call (800) 308-6005.

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