Forklift Certification: How to Prepare for Your Driving Test

July 17, 2013 by in Blog, Forklift Training

When you do online forklift certification, you can only complete one half of your training certification online. You will have to do the driving test with your employer once you have successfully passed the written test. So how do you prepare for the driving test to make sure you ace it the first time?


It never hurts to review the safety protocols you should follow when driving a forklift. All safety procedures should be covered during your study time before the written test. You should pay particular attention to any procedures that you may have slacked off on or don’t use on a regular basis. Once you have the theoretical knowledge down pat, you will be better able to put it to use.


Sure, you may drive an FL all the time, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t practice. It is especially important to practice those procedures that you decided needed work during your study time. Running through things before you test with your employer can save you from having to take the driving test again. You will likely have to go through a small obstacle as part of the procedure, so you may want to practice some maneuvering. You can ask your employer what course you will be taking so you can run through it beforehand.


One of the most common types of accidents is tipping the vehicle. This is a very dangerous thing, so you should be careful not to get out of balance. You should practice loading the lift and raising it so you can be sure that the lifting portion of the test doesn’t trip you up.

Proper procedure could save your life or the life of a fellow coworker, so it is important to take it seriously. Get started right now with the review and written test at our site so that you can start earning your certificate.