Our Programs

Forklift Training

What is a forklift certification?

Operating a forklift requires certification to ensure that operators have the skills and knowledge needed to safely operate a forklift in the workplace. Our forklift training program helps drivers achieve and retain their forklift certification.

You can get started right away via our online application. You can also give us a call at (509) 416-2509 or visit our contact form here.



You must meet the following criteria to be eligible for participation in these courses:

  • You must be at least 18 years of age

  • You must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or hold a valid work permit

  • You must have a valid driver's license from the state of Washington or Oregon

  • You must fill out a registration package

  • You must be able to pass the DOT physical and drug screen

  • You must have a valid social security number

  • You must have a high school diploma or GED. If you do not, you must pass an ability to benefit test.

Refresher Policy

Certification must be reobtained and undertaken in the following circumstances:

  • Once every three 3 years minimum (evaluations also occur every 3 years)

  • When unsafe operation of the forklift is observed

  • When there is a near-miss or close call

  • When the forklift operator is involved in an accident

  • When the operator is assigned to a new type of forklift

  • When site conditions change affecting the ability to operate the forklift



Day 1 8 hours of classroom instruction, hands-on training, and evaluation

2022-2023 Class Calendar

Forklift classes are every Saturday.

Training Requirements

The course minimum training hours per segment are listed for all license and endorsement courses.

Course Hours
Class A4016167018160
Class B4088101480
B to A201616501880
School Bus200100030
Passenger & School Bus200100030