aerial-lifts-trainer-certificationLearn how to train and qualify aerial boomlift and scissor lift operators in our Mobile Elevating Work Platform Trainer Certification Program. Trainees will receive in-depth instruction on mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) as well as extensive instruction on how to effectively train operators.  Each trainee's knowledge and demonstrated skills in all aspects of the program are evaluated and graded prior to certification. This program is a comprehensive, cost effective method of ensuring that your operators receive training and evaluation that meets or exceeds all applicable government regulations and referenced industry standards.

This program isn’t make or model specific and covers concepts common to all types of mobile elevating work platforms including JLG, Genie and Skyjack. Register today and find out how you can achieve the highest level of regulatory compliance in all of your in-house equipment safety training.

Register now! View our program calendar for upcoming dates or call 1-800-643-1144 to register by phone.

Program Details

Program Duration: 3 days

Equipment Addressed:

  • Aerial Boomlifts
  • Scissor Lifts

Program Structure:

  • 70% Classroom Theory Training
  • 30% Practical Hands-on Training

Program Capacity: Maximum of 12

Click here to download our MEWP Trainer Certification Program brochure!

Program Outlines

Day 1

  • Introduction and program requirements
  • Trainer pre-test
  • Program overview and objectives
  • Review of applicable regulations and industry standards
  • Classroom and practical instructional techniques
  • Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) Operator Reference Manual review
  • MEWP Operator Theory Test review
  • Study recommendations

Day 2

  • Review Day 1
  • Theory presentation
  • Equipment pre-use inspection
  • Practical training skills
  • Practical training exercises
  • Operator Practical Evaluation process
  • Practical evaluation exercises (hands-on)
  • Study recommendations

Day 3

  • Program review
  • Theory presentation
  • Practical evaluation exercises (hands-on)
  • Documentation/Certification procedures
  • MEWP Trainer Theory Test
  • Establishing site & equipment-specific operator training program and lesson plan
  • Final Written Trainer Test
  • Requalification and Familiarization requirements
  • Questions and wrap-up


  • Trainees must have functional English language reading, writing and speaking skills.
  • Trainees must have experience using the equipment.
  • Trainees must be comfortable working with numbers.
  • Trainees will be sent an Mobile Elevating Work Platform Operator Reference Manual approximately three weeks prior to the program for review and completion. Each trainee must bring their completed manual with them to the program.

Important Information

  • Trainees are strongly encouraged to bring their own personal fall protection equipment (full body harness and lanyard).
  • Safety toed shoes and a high visibility vest are required while working with the equipment.
  • Appropriate outdoor clothing is recommended.
  • Operator credentials are not issued during this program. A successful trainee will be qualified as an IVES Certified Trainer.
  • Please be advised that the program trainer cannot accommodate trainees arriving late or those requiring early departure for any reason. Please ensure that you or the trainee you select is able to attend the full duration of the program, as failure to do so may result in an unsuccessful completion.

Program Fees

  • $1,540.00 per person.
  • Prices are subject to change without notice.

Cancellation/Reschedule Policy

  • 30+ days prior: You may reschedule once free of charge. Any subsequent reschedule is subject to a 10% administrative fee. Cancellation is subject to a 25% administrative fee.
  • 15-30 days prior: Reschedules are subject to a 25% administrative fee. Cancellation is subject to a 25% administrative fee.
  • Less than 14 days prior: Not eligible for reschedule or refund.
  • Day of program: Not eligible for reschedule or refund.
  • IVES reserves the right to reschedule or cancel this training program for reasons including, but not limited to, low enrollment and logistical difficulties. A full refund of fees shall be made should circumstances require a course cancellation.