NFPA, FPDA and IFPS - What's the difference?
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The International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) professional organization of individuals dedicated to enhancing the quality of certifications, educational opportunities, technology evolution, and professionalism within the fluid power and motion control industry. The IFPS was started in Detroit, Michigan, in 1960 by a group of 30 professionals interested in supporting the future of the fluid power industry and the ever-changing technologies involved. Today, our membership boasts nearly 4,500.
Beginning with the first Fluid Power Hydraulic Specialist Certification in 1980, the IFPS has become the recognized industry leader in fluid power and motion control certifications. Fifteen different certifications are currently offered with two certifications in development. These certifications cover diverse job descriptions within the industry including mechanic, technician, specialist, system designer, and engineer. The IFPS has nearly 10,000 active certification holders throughout the United States and in many countries around the world.
The IFPS is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and strongly supports the Fluid Power Educational Foundation (FPEF) along with other industry associations including The FPDA Motion & Control Network (FPDA), The National Fluid Power Association (NFPA), and the Canadian Fluid Power Association (CFPA).
Our Mission: The International Fluid Power Society will globally pursue and promote the application of Fluid Power technology through certification, standardization and education essential to professional growth.
For further information contact:
International Fluid Power Society
Donna Pollander, ACA, Executive Director
P.O. Box 1420
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034-0054