Certified Forklift Train the Trainer Course (CFFOT)

100% online, self-paced course format

Course Credential: Certification: IASHEP- Certified Forklift Train the Trainer( CFFOT)

(Note: Refresher certification is required every three years to maintain professional credential.) Recertification fee $150

Non-discrimination Policy:

IASHEP is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free of all forms of discrimination

Course Objectives:

Each year, tens of thousands of forklift-related injuries occur in U.S. workplaces. Many employees are injured when lift trucks are inadvertently driven off loading docks or lifts fall between docks and an unsecured trailer. Employees are also struck by a lift truck or fall while on elevated pallets and tines. Most incidents also involve property damage, including damage to overhead sprinklers, racking, pipes, walls, and machinery. Unfortunately, most employee injuries and property damage can be attributed to lack of safe operating procedures, lack of safety-rule enforcement, and insufficient or inadequate training.

The IASHEP Forklift “Train-the-Trainer” Refresher Course is a comprehensive two-day course in which participants will learn how to legally establish an “in-house” forklift training program.  The course focuses on the new OSHA training regulations, how they affect your company and how to comply with the new standards.  This refresher course is required to be attended every three years to maintain your credential

At the end of our course, your trainer or your employee will have the tools and knowledge to return to work and establish an “in-house” training program that is specific to your company’s operation and equipment types, while meeting OSHA requirements.*Participants must be knowledgeable and experienced with the equipment they will be training operators on and must develop and present a 1 hour training topic. .

Learning Topics: Our Forklift Operator certification trainers program covers:

  • OSHA Powered Industrial Trucks 29 CFR 1910.178
  • American National Standards B56.1
  • Safe Operation
  • Operation Certification/License
  • Overview of OSHA 29 CFR 1910.178 regulations for industrial trucks
  • Tools to organize a training session and prepare the training Facility
  • Systematic training techniques
  • Essentials of effective training techniques
  • Proper presentation techniques
  • How to develop instructional aids
  • How to set up a course layout and driver exercise
  • How to develop an in house program and develop safety rules.

Note:  IASHEP Instructors have many years of experience operating and teaching industrial truck operation.  What does OSHA mean by the word “experience” in 29 CFR 1910.178(l)(2)(iii)? Specifically, does it mean that the trainers must be certified to train drivers to operate PITs, or does it mean that the trainers must operate PITs on a regular basis as part of their job function and responsibility?

A trainer must have the “knowledge, training, and experience” to train others how to safely operate the powered industrial truck in the employer’s workplace. In general, the trainer will only have sufficient “experience” if he has the practical skills and judgment to be able to himself operate the equipment safely under the conditions prevailing in the employer’s workplace. For example, if the employer uses certain truck attachments and the trainer has never operated a truck with those attachments, the trainer would not have the experience necessary to train and evaluate others adequately on the safe use of those attachments. However, the standard does not require that the trainers operate a PIT regularly (i.e., outside of their operator training duties) as part of their job function or responsibility.


  • Forklift Trainers
  • Forklift Operators Who Want To Become trainers
  • Safety, Health and Environmental Professionals
  • Training Managers
  • Individuals associated with federal agency’s


Students completing the course must take a proctored final exam.  A score of 80% on the final exam is necessary to receive your personalized certificate of completion. The student gets three (3) attempts to pass the course.

After signing up for this course IASHEP will send you a link to the LMS class