Learn how to train and qualify operators of standard forklifts*, rough terrain telehandlers, aerial boomlifts and scissor lifts in our Premium Combo Trainer Certification Program. This Train the Trainer course 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. Attendees will receive in-depth instruction on how to effectively train and evaluate operators of lift trucks and mobile elevating work platforms (MEWP). Successful attendees will receive a certificate of completion and trainer wallet card.

This program isn’t make or model specific and covers concepts common to all types of powered industrial trucks and man lift equipment including Clark, Hyster, Raymond, Clark, Crown, John Deer, Toyota, Nissan, Yale, Gradall, Skyreach, Sky Trak, CAT, Lull, 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.

*Standard Forklifts - Powered, vertical mast, counterbalanced forklift with a seated, non-elevating operator position.

Program Details

Program Duration: 5 days


  • Standard Forklifts*
  • Rough Terrain Telehandlers 
  • Aerial Boomlifts
  • Scissor Lifts

Program Structure:

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

Program Capacity: Maximum of 12

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*Standard Forklifts - Powered, vertical mast, counterbalanced forklift with a seated, non-elevating operator position.

Program Outline

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
  • Standard Forklifts (SFL) Operator Reference Manual review
  • SFL Operator Theory Test
  • Study Recommendations

Day 2

  • Review Day 1
  • Practice Theory Presentation
  • Practical training theory
  • Practical training skills (hands on)
  • Practical training exercises (hands on)
  • Study recommendations

Day 3

  • Review Day 2
  • Review Practical Evaluation Form
  • Practical evaluation skills
  • Practical evaluation exercises (hands on)
  • Rough Terrain Telehandler (RTT) Operator Reference Manual review
  • RTT Operator Theory Test
  • Practical training exercises (hands on)
  • Practical evaluation exercises (hands on)
  • Powered Industrial Truck Trainer Theory Test
  • RTT Trainer Theory Test
  • Study Recommendations

Day 4

  • Review Day 3
  • Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) Operator Reference Manual review
  • MEWP Operator Theory Test
  • MEWP Practical training exercises (hands on)
  • MEWP Practical evaluation exercises (hands on)
  • MEWP Trainer Theory Test

Day 5

  • Review Day 4
  • Trainee theory presentations
  • Documentation/certification procedures
  • Operator recertification procedures
  • MEWP Familiarization procedures
  • Establishing site & equipment-specific operator training program and lesson plan
  • Final Written Examination
  • Program review 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 a Standard Forklifts, Rough Terrain Telehandler and Mobile Elevating Work Platform Operator Reference Manual approximately three weeks prior to the program for review and completion. Each trainee must bring their completed manuals 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

  • Price $2,365.00 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.