Should I take the Forklift Operator Certification or Recertification course?

The Forklift Operator Certification is intended for operators who have never received a certification to operate a forklift.

The Forklift Operator Recertification is intended for operators who have been certified previously. An operator may need to complete a refresher recertification for any of the following reasons:

  • The operator has been observed to operate the vehicle in an unsafe manner
  • The operator has been involved in an accident or near-miss incident
  • The operator has been evaluated by their employer and revealed to not be operating the truck in a safe manner
  • The operator is asked to perform on a truck they are currently not certified to use
  • A workplace condition were to change in a way that could affect safe operation of the truck

Recertifiers will not be required to complete section quizzes, while certifiers will.