AI Workshop Requirements

Becoming an IFPS Accredited Instructor (AI):

Register for upcoming ITW


  • Individuals must hold at least one IFPS certification before attending the Instructor Training Workshop (ITW.)
  • Maintain IFPS membership and certification(s).
  • Register for and attend an Instructor Training Workshop (ITW.) Do not make travel arrangements at registration time. The workshop schedule is fluid; once we have a firm head count and presentation timings, You will be notified to make your travel arrangements.
  • Select a topic from the topics list and prepare to present the selected topic for 40-minutes, with a 5-minute Q&A session.*
  • An AI applicant must sign an AI agreement upon completion of the ITW.
  • Individuals must have taken and passed a JP test in order to become a JP proctor.

Additional Information

The AI workshop is a one or two-day workshop to acquaint you with the IFPS certification program and to assess your instructional abilities. It is not a program to teach instructor skills but rather to assess your instructor skills.
What will be covered during the Workshop:
  • Deep dive into IFPS programs will be covered in a ½ day session.
  • The applicant will conduct a 40-minute presentation with a five-minute Q&A session. Note: Speaking for less than 40 minutes will result in an incomplete assessment.

At least 14 days prior to the Workshop - Submit a presentation outline on the selected topic. The outline should be submitted by e-mail as a .DOC, .PPT, etc. In lieu of an outline, full presentations may be e-mailed.

Assessments: You’ll be assessed by three CFPAIs and workshop peers. The assessment is based on a numbered scale; you must score 3.0 out of 5.0 to be approved as an IFPS Accredited Instructor. CFPAI assessments count as 75% of your score, and workshop peers as 25%. You are expected to assess your peers' presentations in addition to being assessed by them.
Assessments are based on:
  • Knowledge of the topic,
  • Public speaking aptitude,
  • Appropriate use of training materials and aids,
  • Ability to follow submitted outline, and
  • Question and answer session.

 Suggested Topics:

Air Dryers
Caliper use in measuring
Communication Protocols
Control Network Architecture and Components
Cv Calculations
Directional Valves
External Shock Absorber Calculations
Flow Control Valves
Fluid Analysis
Fluid Power Conductors
Fluid Power Fittings and Connectors
Hydraulic Component Testing
Hydraulic Stiffness
IEC 61131-3 Programming Standard
Input/Output Devices
Interpret Bode Diagrams
IP and NEMA Ratings
ISO and SAE Pump shafts and mounts
Ladder Logic
Linear Transducers
Logic Cartridge Valves
Math for Certification
Mechanical Advantage (levers)
Micrometer uses in measuring
Natural Frequency
Ohm’s Law
OSI Model
PID Control
Pneumatic logic components and circuits
Power Steering
Pressure Control Valves
Prime Movers
Proportional Valves
Pump Controls
Pump Controls
Reading Electrical schematics

Regenerative Circuits
Screw-in Cartridge Valves
Semi-rotary actuators
Servo Valves
Sizing a cooler
Sizing Vacuum Pads
Sonic Conductance
Symbols and Circuits
System Block Diagrams
System Design Example
Thread Identification
Tube bending
Use of a multimeter
Use of torque wrench
Vacuum Generators
Vehicle Drive Calculations
Wiring Considerations