Asked & Answered

Below you’ll find answers to LIFT’s most frequently asked questions. If you can’t find what you need just reach out. Our experts are waiting.

You should be looking at the quality of training you are going to receive. Most new operators believe that all training schools teach roughly the same thing, and that prices only vary because they are different companies. Comparing prices alone will only give you part of the story, and tells you nothing about the quality of the training you are paying for. Remember to ask how many hours of training you will receive!

No. Many places offer lift truck certificates, but only a few offer complete, extensive training programs. Most forklift “schools” issue a certificate after only a few hours of training on a forklift. Some “schools” don’t even put students on a forklift at all! In the forklift industry, these places are refered to as “certificate mills”. They do not abide by CSA Standards. We meet and exceed CSA Standards (B335-15). Remember – a certificate will get you an interview, but only proper training and skill will get you the job.

Yes, we work with all governing agencies. Please contact us with your information for more details.

17 years old with permission from a parent or guardian; otherwise, 18 years old.

No, there are no requirements to become a forklift operator. No driver’s licence is needed. We do, however, require our students to wear safety shoes while in our facility.

In Canada and the United States, there is no such thing as a forklift licence. A forklift certificate is awarded to students who demonstrate that they are capable of safely operating a forklift. It is sometimes referred to as a “forklift licence” because it looks like a licence, but it is not. Licences are issued by the government, and no government agency issues forklift licences.

These features are completely unnecessary. A security chip is designed to hold secure information. Since there is no such thing as forklift license number, there is no reason to have it. Businesses and the Ministry of Labour do not even have devices to read this information. This is strictly a marketing technique, to make some certificates appear more “valid” than others. You can buy 100 of these cards online for less than $80.

The CSA and MOL have set standards and guidelines for training, which forklift schools need to meet. These standards include the minimum amount of training time required to get certified to operate a forklift.

At LIFT Training, we meet and exceed these standards. We ensure that you learn how to operate a forklift safely, to protect not only yourself but those around you.

Yes. The old CSA Standard B335-04 set a practical retraining date of 18 months, but this is no longer required. The updated CSA Standard B335-15 sets an expiry period of three years from the date of certification.

No, the certificate would not be valid in Ontario. Also, if you received a forklift certificate in Ontario, it might not be valid in other provinces/countries.


No one “fails” at LIFT Training! If you do not pass your practical evaluation on your first day, we offer extra training time. You can schedule as much practice time as you need until you can successfully complete our evaluation. 


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