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FAQs

You have questions, we have answers. If you can’t find what you’re looking for in our FAQ section below, use our online submission form.

Is the class preapproved for companies, courts or senior citizens?

Not at this time. However, if you provide the name and contact information of the insurance company we can send our material for review and approval.

What if I need a replacement card?

Damaged/voided cards can be replaced at no charge if they are returned to Evergreen Safety Council. If a student needs a replacement card the charge is $15.00.

How do I register for an instructor class?

You can register for the training online with a credit card by or fill out a registration form and submit it to Evergreen Safety Council.

How do I maintain my certification?

To recertify and maintain your certification as an EverSafe Driving Instructor you must:

1. Teach at least one (1) EverSafe Driving class each year (using Evergreen Safety Council’s class material only).

2. Attend a four (4) hour EverSafe Driving Instructor recertification class every three (3) years, no later than 60 days after your certification has expired.

3. Attend any required material update courses.

4. Sign a new Memorandum of Understanding every three (3) years.

How long is the instructor certification valid?

The certification is valid for three years.

What do we submit after completing the class?

A roster for each class taught needs to be sent to Evergreen Safety Council within five days of the course completion.

What materials will I receive in the class?

Participants receive all necessary training materials—instructor manual, DVD, CD with PowerPoint presentations, Teaching Techniques handbook and a participant guide—in an embossed carrying case, plus a three-year instructor certification.

What are the class hours?

Sign-in begins at 7:30am and the class runs from 8am to 5pm.

How long does the class last?

The class lasts for two days.

What are the prerequisites to taking the EverSafe Driving Program Instructor class?

You must have a valid driver’s license and be comfortable standing and teaching in front of a group.

When is retraining required?

Forklift operator retraining is required every 3 years. Retraining is required sooner if the operator fails the evaluation, uses unsafe behavior, or has an accident or near miss. The forklift code requires that all forklift operators be evaluated by the employer by operating the forklifts in the actual work environment.

How can I register?

You can register online by visiting our registration portal, located in the top right corner of this window.

Where is the class located and how long does it last?

It is a one-day course, lasting from 8am to 4pm (end time will vary). Maximum class size is 12.

Course takes place monthly at Evergreen Safety Council in Kirkland, WA

What if the operator already has experience?

Even “experienced operators” are required to successfully pass the training and evaluation by a qualified trainer.

Who should undergo training?

Every person who operates a powered industrial truck. Each operator must have documentation of training and evaluation.

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