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Powered Industrial Truck (Forklift) Operator Certification

Forklift Operator Certification Course Description: The course is designed to cover the general requirements for safe operation of Class 4, 5, & 7 Powered Industrial Trucks also known as Forklifts Mobile Powered Work Platforms and the requirements of the OSHA 1910.178 Regulations. The course includes professional classroom theory instruction, a participant workbook, final written exam, and hands-on evaluation of the operator.

Curriculum covers OSHA Regulations and ANSI Standards, types and classifications, safe operating practices, hazards, controls, inspections and maintenance, capabilities, stability, fueling, attachments, and manufacturer specific requirements.

Forklift Operator Practical Evaluation: An operator practical evaluation is included and will be conducted for use of the powered industrial truck type operated by the participant to ensure that the operator has the knowledge, skills, and competency needed to operate equipment safely. Operators must be evaluated on each Class and Model of forklift to be operated

Who Should Attend: Required for all employees who operate a forklift. Only trained and authorized personnel shall be permitted to operate powered industrial trucks. Participants must be a minimum of 18 years of age.


Safety Equipment Required: Attending participants are required to bring Hardhat, Safety Glasses, Work Gloves, Work Boots, Reflective Vest or Jacket and wear proper Work Clothing to participate in hands-on exercises and operator practical evaluation.  

Completion Requirements: Participants are required to be present and actively participate in all learning activities including hands-on exercises, written exam, and practical evaluation. Participants who successfully complete the program will receive a powered industrial truck operator training certification card. Employer specific training and authorization is required. Retraining and certification every 3 years or earlier due to unsafe act observed, a near miss or accident, and equipment or workplace changes.  

Learning Aids: Participants should come prepared with a note pad and pen. Guides and handouts will be provided at the start of the course. The presentation and materials are in English (Spanish translated courses are available upon request).

Course Length: Approximately 8 hours including classroom theory and activities followed by practical exercises and operator evaluations. We will be covering a great deal of information in a short period of time; your punctuality will be greatly appreciated.

Group Pricing (up to 8 participants): $600.00
Individual Participant Pricing: $85.00
Association Member Participant Pricing: $75.00
Retainer Client Participant Pricing: $10.00