on-site-trainer-upgradeAlready have IVES Certified Trainers on staff but need to add new equipment to their credentials? We’ve got you covered with our On-Site Trainer Upgrade Program. This program is designed for IVES Certified Trainers who wish to add other pieces of equipment such as forklifts, mobile elevating work platforms or loaders to their current credentials. This program is delivered at your site and makes use of the actual equipment and site conditions encountered at your workplace.

We use proven materials and aids at your company, using your classroom for theory and basic understanding of operational techniques. Trainees will gain the knowledge, skills, tools and support they need to effectively communicate the required classroom theory concepts, conduct hands-on equipment specific safety training as well as testing and evaluation to certify your operators. Trainers will receive an updated certificate of completion and wallet card with their picture on it.

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:

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

Program Capacity: Maximum of 8 trainees*

*Program duration and capacity dependent on the type(s) of equipment addressed and experience level.


This On-Site Trainer Upgrade Program 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

Our core program is 1 day and covers 1 piece of equipment. Additional days will be added for additional pieces of equipment. Here is a sample program outline:

  • Regulations and standards
  • Equipment theory training
  • Operator Theory Test review
  • Operator Practical Evaluation Form review
  • Practical training exercises
  • Practical evaluating exercises
  • Final Written Theory Test


  • 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 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 Trainer Upgrade Programs are customized to suit your specific needs.

Alternatively, you can send your trainee to an Open Enrollment Trainer Certification Program which are offered at our various training locations. Visit our program calendar for a complete list of programs available at our locations.

Register now! Check out our program calendar for upcoming dates.