Continuing Education

Forklift Training


The location where your NAIT courses will be held.


The type of certification you will earn after completing your program.

  • Certificate Achievement - An approved non-credit program that has a formal summative assessment component, has mappped program or course outcomes, and is subject to a regular quality curriculum review process.
  • Certificate Completion - A non-credit program that has no formal summative assessment component and is subject to a regular quality curriculum review process.
  • Continuing Education/Non-Credit - NAIT offers a wide range of non-credit programs and courses for personal and professional development in a number of interesting and exciting fields. These options are great for people who may be working but are interested in studying as well.

Delivery Options

The flexible schedule options for this course including time of day and full/part-time.

  • On-Campus Day - Your course activity is done in-person Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • On-Campus Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done in-person on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online Day - Your course activity is done online Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Online Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done online on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online Flexible Delivery - Your course activity is not scheduled and therefore you can determine when to do the coursework.
  • Both On-Campus and Virtual - Some of your coursework will be in-person, on campus and some will be done online.

Whether you are new to the trade or an experienced operator looking to sharpen your skills, our Forklift Training courses can help you get behind the wheel and load goods and materials with confidence.

Through hands-on training at our specialized Heavy Equipment Training facility on Main Campus, you will learn how to load, move and unload cargo of various shapes and sizes. Your ability to follow instructions, efficiently maneuver machinery in tight spaces and adhere to safety guidelines will be put to the test.

Enrol to develop your skills and provide your employer with confidence in your ability to succeed.

Depending on your level of experience, we have 2 courses that will cater to your specific needs.

TRSP151 is meant for those who have never driven a forklift or have very limited experience. If you are new to the trade or interested in giving it a try, this course is for you. 

We will introduce you to industry-standard machinery, helping you gain familiarity with the controls and easing you through simple and progressively more challenging scenarios. You will learn about max loads, how to ensure loads are lifted securely and how to do everything safely – for you and the people around you. 

TRSP152 is for those with some forklift operating experience who are looking to recertify their skills. This course caters to your existing knowledge and focuses on more experienced scenarios and techniques. Many employers ask their employees to sharpen their skills through regular training, and this course will certainly satisfy that requirement. 
Upon successful completion of TRSP151 or TRSP152, you will receive a wallet card certificate in recognition of your achievement.

Forklift operators are key players in industrial logistics. They are responsible for the safe loading and unloading of cargo, and they touch almost every product that leaves a business’s door. 

As a forklift operator, you must be a decision-maker, prepared to work independently when necessary. You must enjoy being a part of a team and be able to remain seated for long stretches of time. 

To be successful in this trade, you will need:

  • coordination and manual dexterity
  • the ability to lift weight in excess of 25 kilograms
  • good vision, including the ability to judge distances and spatial relationships
  • the ability to work as part of a team 
  • to communicate with ground crews verbally and with hand signals


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