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 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.
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
TUITION & FEES
|8 hours of classroom instruction, hands-on training, and evaluation
2022-2023 Class Calendar
Forklift classes are every Saturday.