Forklift operator training

Self-directed online course

Our online forklift training course prepares operators for the practical workplace evaluation. Our course is affordable, easy-to-use, mobile-friendly, OSHA-compliant, and can be completed in as little as one hour.

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What’s included:

  • Self-directed online course
  • Knowledge quiz

You will earn:

  • A certificate of completion

Fast and effective

Our course is fun, informative, and can be completed in as little as one hour.


This training meets the most current OSHA standards and prepares operators to stay safe and compliant on the job.

Learn at your own pace

Start and stop the course as needed, and your progress will be automatically saved.

Instantly print certificate

Upon completion, you can instantly print your certificate of completion.

Available in Spanish

¡Nuestro curso está disponible en español! Contact us for details.

Class 7 (rough terrain)

Add-on available for rough terrain forklifts. Contact us for details.

Lift your career to new heights!

Our forklift training is fun, fast, and effective. Our course leads you intuitively through all the steps to becoming an operator. Watch our getting started video to learn more!

Take it for a spin

View our sample course and test it out yourself before you enroll! (Demo preview only available on desktop or laptop computers.)

What will I learn in the online forklift training?

Topics covered include:
Common forklift features and operation
Capacity and stability
Inspection and maintenance
Workplace operation
Common hazards

This training is based on the federal regulations set out by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), as well as safety standards from ANSI/ITSDF.


Is this a forklift certification?

Per OSHA rules, there are three steps to forklift certification:

  1. Complete an OSHA-compliant classroom training (covered in this online course)
  2. Receive workplace training from your employer
  3. Be evaluated by your employer on the forklift you will operate on the job

Our course covers the first step—OSHA-compliant classroom training. Your employer is responsible for tracking your practical evaluation and certification. If you need practice on an actual forklift, we offer in-person classes to help you get up to speed.

Can I purchase seats for my whole team?

We can set your company up with a unique training portal that allows you to purchase and track training for each of your employees. Contact us to get started!

What types of forklifts are covered in this training?

Our course provides operators with the knowledge needed to operate safely on a class 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 forklift. We also have a Class 7 add-on training for rough terrain forklift operators.

How will I receive my certificate of training?

At the end of the course, you’ll take a quiz. You have unlimited attempts to pass. Students who pass with an 80% or better will receive a certification of completed training that can be printed immediately.

Looking for Instructor training?

With our range of OSHA-compliant instructor training options, you can find a solution to fit the unique needs of your business.

What do I need to complete the course?

You can complete this course on a smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer. All you need is an internet connection! If you’re on a mobile device, you can download our learning portal app for easy access.

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How long is your online course?

Some training courses can take days or weeks. With our online course, operators can become certified in as little as one hour. On average, it takes around four hours.

Where do I begin?

Click enroll now to begin. Create an account to purchase your desired course. Launch the course, read all study materials, take the test and receive certification.

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.

Is this course compatible with my iPhone, iPad, or other mobile devices?

You can use your PC, Macintosh, iOS, or Android mobile phone, tablet, and more to access this course and exam. If you’re on a mobile device, simply download the mobile application, sign in, and start the course!

Can I demo this course before purchasing?

Yes! Click here to launch our online demo.

*Note: Progress is not saved in trial edition and the demo is only avaiable on desktop.

How long do I have to complete the Forklift Operator Certification Course?

You can take as long as you need to complete the course materials and pass the exam. You can take it whenever is most convenient, and you have unlimited tries to pass the final exam.

How long does it take to get forklift certified?

Some training courses can take days or weeks. With our online course, operators can become certified in as little as one hour.

What are the course policies?


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