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Forklift Training for the Competent Person

eTraining’s Forklift Training for the Competent Person Course takes all of the information covered in our Forklift Safety Course, and expands on it to include knowledge and training on the duties and responsibilities of the competent person working on job sites with forklift activities.

OSHA requires that a competent person be a part of every job site.  With this Forklift Competent Person Certification, you are helping your employer to satisfy this requirement, while making yourself a more valuable member of your team.

This course has been developed directly from the OSHA standard for forklift safety – 29 CFR 1910.178.  It includes training for those individuals operating fork trucks, platform lift trucks, motorized hand trucks, and other specialized industrial trucks powered by electric motors or internal combustion engines.

Please note: This course does not provide a license to operate a forklift, this would necessitate physical, hands-on instruction.  This course is designed to provide an understanding of forklift safety, based on the OSHA standard.

We also offer a Forklift Safety Course that is intended more for the general site worker and forklift operator than a competent person or supervisor.

Course Details

This course is approximately 4 hours in length, with an exam at the end. Once you pass the exam with a score of 70% or better, you can print your personalized certificate right from your computer, or download it as a PDF.

The course is fully narrated and packed with photos, video, interactivity, links to related content, and downloadable material.  It is packed with valuable information and is designed to maximize your retention of that information.

Topics Covered Include

  • Definitions
  • Classifications
  • Responsibilities
  • Designations
  • Hazard Identification
  • Visibility
  • Controls & Instrumentation
  • Components
  • Inspection
  • Maintenance
  • OSHA Inspection
  • Engine Operation
  • Operating Limitations


Quality. Our priority is to deliver up to date, meaningful information that has real world application for what you do.  We believe that the quality of the content in our courses is the best in the industry.
Experience. The owners of have over 20 years of combined experience in safety training, certifying thousands of employees, ensuring that all clients receive the highest caliber training for their respective fields.
Ease of Use. We believe you shouldn't have to be computer whiz to use our products!  That's why we've made the learning process, from enrollment to completion, as easy as possible.  That way you can focus on what's important - understanding the material!
Customer Service. It is important to us that our customers get any questions or concerns addressed and resolved quickly.  We guarantee that our experienced staff will be accessible to you for any help you may need.
Value. When you consider the quality of our courses and their competitive pricing, we think you'll find that our products offer excellent value.

Benefits To You

  • You control the pace of your course
  • Get questions answered quickly
  • Convenient - No travel required
  • Personalized certificate showing proof of completion
  • Effective, interactive courses with video, narration, & testing
  • Easy and intuitive to use
  • Affordable
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