loader-group-trainer-certificationLearn how to train and qualify operators of front-end, backhoe and skid steer loaders in our comprehensive Loader Group Trainer Certification Program. Trainees receive in-depth instruction on earth moving equipment 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. Successful attendees will receive a certificate of completion and trainer wallet card.

Our trainer programs aren’t make or model specific, our training covers concepts common to all types of loaders including Bobcat, CAT, John Deere, Komatsu, JCB, Volvo, Kubota and TCM. Register today and find out how you can achieve the highest level of regulatory compliance in all of your in-house loader 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: 4 days

Equipment Addressed:

  • Front-end Loaders
  • Skid Steer Loaders
  • Loader Backhoes

Program Structure:

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

Program Capacity: Maximum of 8

Click here to download our Loader Group Trainer Certification Program brochure!

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
  • Skid Steer Loader (SSL) Operator Reference Manual review
  • Review SSL Operator Theory Test
  • Study recommendations

Day 2

  • Review of Day 1
  • Classroom presentation skills workshop
  • Practical Training Methods and Procedures (Classroom)
  • Practical Training Exercises (Hands-on)
  • Loader Backhoe (LBH) Operator Reference Manual Review
  • Review LBH Operator Theory Tests
  • Issue Theory Presentation Topic
  • Study recommendations

Day 3

  • Review Day 2
  • Classroom presentation skills workshop
  • Practical Evaluation Methods and Procedures (Classroom)
  • Practical Evaluation Exercises (Hands-on)
  • Classroom discussion and teach-back workshop
  • Study recommendations

Day 4

  • Review Day 3
  • Front-end Loader (FEL) Operator Reference Manual review
  • Review FEL Operator Theory Test
  • Theory Presentations
  • General Loader Operation Trainer Theory Test
  • Documentation/Certification procedures
  • Establishing a site and 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 must complete pre-program study material.

 Important Information

  • 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. Successful trainees are qualified as IVES Certified Trainers.
  • 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

  • $1,850.00 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.