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May 2012

Meeting Reminder

The next Chapter meeting is on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 4H building 6021 S.Conway Road, Orlando 32812. This month's meeting is being held in conjunction with the Mobile Hydraulic Technician (MHT) job performance review and exam which is proctored by Greg George. The MHT candidates will be receiving 16 hours of review to help prepare for the exam. It is anticipated that most if not all of the candidates reviewing for the MHT exam Thursday will stay for the evening meeting at 6:30 pm. Snacks and refreshments will be provided and as usual the meeting is scheduled to conclude between 8:00-8:30 pm.


One of the topics on the meetings agenda will be the proposal of a third educational webinar to be held during the summer recess. In previous years topics have included the advantages of becoming IFPS Certified and ways to reduce energy costs. We will have an update on this in the June edition of this newsletter.




One of the primary missions of the IFPS is to facilitate and promote the advancement of technology and professionalism of the fluid power & motion control industry through Awareness, Education and Certification. 


Job Performance for Mechanic & Technician 

It gives the Chapter great pleasure to be able to offer a IFPS Job Performance (JP) test for Mechanic and Technician level Certifications in October. Once again the Chapter will be offering a review course to help you prepare under the expert guidance of Greg George, IFPS Accredited Instructor and Certified Proctor who will also be proctoring the exam.   


Please note that this JP test is the basis for six (6) certifications including MHM, IHM, PM, MHT, IHT and PT. Each of the required written exams can be conducted separately at any of the IFPS Certification Testing Locations advertised on the ifps.org website.


Chapter 49 will be hosting a Review Course and Exam October 18th-20th at the 4H Building, Orange County Extension Services, 6021 S. Conway Rd, Orlando, FL 32812.


For further information on these classes and exams please contact Chapter 49 at florida49er@ifps.org


Connector & Conductor 

PIRTEK USA is pleased to host the Connector & Conductor Certification to the members of Chapter 49 & 50. In addition, PIRTEK USA's Training Manager & IFPS Proctor, Mike Metcalf will host a study session the day before the exam.



July 19th & 20th, 2012 Review & Exam

Oct. 18th & 19th, 2012 Review & Exam


501 Haverty Court, Rockledge, Fl 32955


For details and to sign up, please contact Mike Metcalf at 321.508.7496 or mmetcalf@pirtekusa.com   


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