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Forklift Certification Program

Forklift certification ensures you have the skills and knowledge required to operate a forklift in your workplace. The first step is the successful completion of a forklift operation course. Offered online, in-person, and onsite, there is a forklift course for everyone!

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The first step in forklift operation certification

There are three steps to forklift certification: Successful completion of a forklift training program, practical training on the forklift you’ll be operating, and a workplace evaluation. Evergreen Safety Council’s OSHA-compliant forklift training program, offered in-person or online, fulfills the requirements for the first step.

Completion of a forklift training class is not, in itself, sufficient to operate a forklift in the workplace. Certification is granted by your employer once you’ve completed your practical training and workplace evaluation.

Frequent Questions

What equipment requires formal training?

Sit-down counter balance, motorized hand trucks (pallet jacks), container top handlers, straddle carriers, side handlers, order pickers and tuggers.

Who should undergo training?

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

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.

Do I need a practical examination alongside this training?

Yes. After completing this course, you’ll receive a certificate of completed classroom training. Print this certificate and show it to your employer. Your employer will give you a practical evaluation on the forklift you will be using in the workplace, and document your certification in their records.

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