How forklift certification can change your life

October 24, 2013

Are you thinking about becoming licensed to operate heavy machinery? Forklift certification is a simple way to get life-changing results. You have surely watched this equipment moving cartons and crates in shipyards, parking lots, and warehouses with considerable ease. Superstores and other industries rely on these machines to regulate inventory.

If you have been considering a career change in today’s uncertain job market, this could be a great skill to acquire. It is also remarkably easy to obtain your accreditation. Then you can practice driving under supervision at your work site.

Log on to the computer course from anywhere (even your Smart phone will usually access this) at a time that is convenient for you. You don’t have to worry about missing work or attending any dull lectures. The educational video can be viewed in about an hour. It will instruct you in the standards of OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and provide you with the knowledge to avoid hazardous situations.

You will have the tools, including a daily inspection checklist, to properly maintain your truck and keep it in tiptop shape. A pretest will get you ready for the short multiple-choice final exam. You can even redo it if your first grade isn’t satisfactory. As soon as you have a passing score, you can elect to print your license. Another card will come to you in the mail after a few days.

The forklift certification will meet federal requirements in all fifty United States for three years. It is also recognized in Mexico and Canada. This means you can work just about anywhere without having to re-certify.

How much does it cost to get all these benefits? Amazingly, you can be fully compliant and prepared to operate your vehicle for only $38. What do you have to lose? You will gain an aptitude and possibly unlock new opportunities.