on-site-operator-certificationGet the operator training your company needs delivered right at your workplace using your equipment with our On-Site Operator Certification program. Trainees receive in-depth instruction on applicable regulations and safe operation as well as extensive hands-on exercises. Each trainee's knowledge and skill level is evaluated and only those able to demonstrate an acceptable level of operational competence receive documentation of successful program completion.

It is well known that forklift training has been and will continue to be a focus for regulatory authorities, with stringent and specific safety training requirements, but did you also know that those requirements provide an excellent template for training on other pieces of equipment like mobile elevating work platforms, loaders and excavators? Achieve the highest level of regulatory compliance in all of your in-house equipment safety training with IVES.

It doesn’t matter if you’re in located in Texas, New Brunswick, Nevada, Tennessee, Saskatchewan, Indiana, California, Maryland, Ontario or anywhere in between, we can help with your on-site powered mobile equipment training.

Request a quote for on-site training or call 1-800-643-1144 for more information!

Program Details

Program Duration: Minimum of 1 day*

Program Structure:

  • 50% Classroom theory training
  • 50% Practical hands-on training

Program Capacity: Maximum of 4-10 trainees*

*Dependent on the type(s) of equipment, the number of trainees and their experience level.


Our On-Site Operator Certification training programs can address any combination of the following types of equipment:

  • Forklifts
    • Standard Forklift
    • Narrow Aisle Reach Truck/Order Picker
    • Powered Pallet Truck/Jack
    • Rough Terrain Telehandler (Variable Reach)
  • Mobile Elevating Work Platforms
    • Aerial Boomlift
    • Scissor Lift/Vertical Lift
  • Earthmoving Equipment
    • Front-end Loader
    • Skid-Steer Loader
    • Loader Backhoe
    • Excavators (Mini/Compact)
*Standard Forklifts - Powered, vertical mast, counterbalanced forklift with a seated, non-elevating operator position.

Program Outline

Here is a sample program outline:

Phase 1 - Theory Training 
The trainer guides trainees through a comprehensive and interactive review of the operator workbook covering:

  • Applicable regulations
  • Variations of equipment types
  • Main parts
  • Understanding equipment safety
  • Fuels and batteries

Phase 2 - Theory Evaluation 
The trainer administers a written test based on the concepts covered in the operator's reference manual. The test consist of multiple choice/essay-type question, which are graded and returned to the trainees, then reviewed to ensure understanding. A minimum score of 70% is required to pass.

Phase 3 - Practical Training 
Trainees are shown the pre-use inspection, safe operating procedures, and parking/shut-down procedures and then given the opportunity to practice under the helpful eye of the program trainer.

Phase 4 - Practical Evaluation 
Trainees are assessed as having reached a minimum skill level are individually evaluated using the equipment in a reasonably challenging course. Following the evaluation, trainees are debriefed and given the opportunity to address any issues they may have regarding their training. Each successful trainee's employer will receive official records and documents shortly after the end of the program.


  • Trainees must have functional English language reading, writing and speaking skills.
  • Trainees will be sent an Operator Reference Manual prior to the program for review and completion. Each trainee must bring their completed manual with them to the program.
  • Trainees must be able to attend the full duration of the program.

Program Fees

Pricing is dependent on a number of factors as On-Site Operator Certification Programs are customized to suit your specific needs. Call 1-800-643-1144 for more information or for a custom quote.

Alternatively, you can send your trainee to a Train the Trainer Program at one of our many locations. For more details check out our Open Enrollment Training Programs.  Visit our program calendar for a complete list of instructor training programs available at our locations.

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