Required by Federal Law for forklift operators in the U.S.
The National Forklift Foundation offers the certification & training required for organizations and individuals seeking to operate a forklift. The interactive video training course was developed to encourage a safer workplace, while satisfying all 2022 State and Federal OSHA compliance requirements.
Once you complete the course and exam you will receive your forklift operator's wallet card & certification. This document can be easily validated by scanning the QR code linked to your unique operator ID. Additionally, your employer can validate your forklift certification by referencing the Certification ID # listed on the card. If you are seeking employment, include this document on all job applications.
Get forklift certified by watching high-quality interactive videos on any device (computer, phone, tablet). These training videos can be watched at your convenience and completed at your own pace. After you have completed the videos, you can then take the certification exam. You may take it as many times as you'd like until achieving a passing score to receive your operators license.
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The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 requires that Forklift Operators must complete the certification every 3 years. Also the Forklift Operator should receive a refresher course any time the operator is involved in a near missed accident or in an actual accident. Therefore, if you already have your certification and are looking to renew your forklift license you need to start the process again by creating an account and purchasing the training.
Below are the areas in which this certification is valid & accepted.
Complete the 1-hour online curriculum and test.
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Yes. To apply for a job as a forklift operator, this course fulfills all requirements necessary. Once you have received your certificate, you will give it to your current or future employer and they will then administer the hands on training and sign your certificate as mandated by OSHA.
In order to start the process to become a forklift operator, you must:
The requirements to complete certification include:
This course satisfies all of the requirements mandated through the Occupational Safety Health Administration, and provides the written documentation needed to provide to an employer.
Yes, it is the law. The Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA 1910.178 (i)(6)) requires all forklift operators be certified before operating a lift truck or warehouse product.
The reason this is mandatory is to help reduce the number of injuries due to unsafe operation of equipment in the workplace.
Yes, there is an option to watch the interactive training videos in Spanish.
Yes, you take take the training at your own pace. You can also take as long as you need to pass the forklift certification final exam, and once you register can take it on whichever day is most convenient. Furthermore, you can also take as many tries as necessary for you to pass the NFF final exam.
No, the certification program does not provide certification of the ability to drive. Instead we provide certification that our users possess to show sufficient understanding of how to properly operate a forklift. As a result, you can still earn your Forklift Operator Certificate even if you’ve made driving mistakes in the past.
No. It is NOT a requirement under federal OSHA law to own a valid driver’s license to operate a forklift truck.
While this written certification covers all of the different types of equipment mentioned above, it is still the responsibility of the employer to ensure that operators are trained and capable of operating the different brands & models of forklifts specific to each company.
It is required that operators get recertified every 3 years.
For more information, contact your local or Regional OSHA office (listed in the telephone directory under United States Government – Department of Labor – Occupational Safety and Health Administration). OSHA also has a Home Page on the Internet.
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