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Forklift Operator Training

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Forklift Operator Certification Class


  • Operating instructions, warnings and precautions
  • Operation of industrial trucks propelled by electric, gas, LP or diesel
  • Differences between forklifts and automobiles
  • Truck controls and instrumentation
  • Types of power-plants and propulsion
  • Steering and maneuvering
  • Visibility restrictions
  • Fork / attachment adaptation
  • Vehicle capacity and Name Plate information
  • Vehicle stability and 3 point stability triangle
  • Pre-operational safety inspections
  • Propane and battery safety
  • Operating limitations / load composition
  • Floor & surface conditions / operating on inclined surfaces
  • Load manipulation. Stacking and unstacking
  • Pedestrian safety rules
  • Narrow aisle operation
  • Hazardous environment (classified) locations
  • Enclosed environments and noxious gasses


  • 47 page Operator’s Training Manual
  • Formal OSHA-compliant written examination (for certification)
  • Formal OSHA-compliant performance evaluation test (for certification)
  • Certificate of Course Completion*
  • Permit Card*
  • Employer Certification Form*

* Documents mailed to employer within 7-10 days of successful course completion

*We encourage advanced registration to reserve your spot.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations are permitted up to 5 business days before the date of the class. For cancellations that occur within 5 business days or less from the class date, registrants may choose to transfer to another available class date at the discretion of the trainer. Please contact the training department directly to coordinate transfers / cancellations:

Training courses meet and exceed OSHA Regulations  for Training -OSHA 29CFR 1910.178 (l) and ANSI Standards for Training ANSI B56.1a-2018

OSHA (B56.1a-2018) – The employer shall ensure that each powered industrial truck operator is competent to operate a powered industrial truck safely as demonstrated by successful completion of the training and evaluation specified in this paragraph (L).

OSHA (B56.1a-2018) – Prior to permitting an employee to operate a powered industrial truck (except for training purposes), the employer shall ensure that each operator has successfully completed the training required by this paragraph (L).



Sit-down Counterbalanced Forklift

Same-Day Certifications

$25 per attendee

Stand-Up, Reach Truck, Order Picker, Pallet Truck

*Optional certifications may only be taken upon successful evaluation of the base class. Please contact the training department for details.

Payment Options

Payment Options

Atlas Account Customers

  • Invoice Atlas Account 
  • Credit Card *additional fees apply
  • Money Order
  • Cash
  • No personal checks

Non-Account Customers

  • Cash/ Money Order Day of Class
  • Credit Card *additional fees apply
  • No Credit or Debit Cards Accepted on Day of Class
Bedford Park, IL
Bedford Park, IL  Spanish / Español
Elk Grove Village, IL
Elk Grove Village, IL  Spanish / Español
Brooklyn Park, MN

Training Locations


Elk Grove Village, IL

Main Phone

(847) 678-3450


8:00a - 3:00p

1815 Landmeier RdElk Grove Village, IL 60007



Bedford Park, IL

Main Phone

(708) 563-0707


8:00a - 3:00p

6400 West 73rd StBedford Park, IL 60638



Brooklyn Park, MN

Main Phone

(763) 425-9066


8:00a - 3:00p

8601 Xylon Ct. NBrooklyn Park, MN 55445


Meet Our Trainers

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Leo Beer

Training Department Director

OSHA Outreach Instructor

Corporate Technical & Safety Instructor

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Jaime Munguia

Safety Training Instructor

Corporate Safety Instructor

Bi-lingual Safety Instructor

Questions About Training?

Contact the Atlas Toyota Training Department by phone at (708) 325-0649.