Forklift Operator Training

In this 2-day course, students will learn to apply appropriate knowledge and safety to successfully secure an operator’s certificate for a sit down, counterbalanced, LP gas powered forklift.  Students will learn safety aspects, operations, basic maintenance, and comprehending OSHA compliance. This course includes 4 hours of classroom and 12 hours of practical training that meet the requirements of OSHA. Successful completers get a certificate that meet OSHA requirements. Course instructors are Certified Trainers and experts in their fields.

Skilled forklift operators are in constant demand at area warehouses, agriculture and food processing plants, and distribution centers.

Employment and Compensation:  If interested, you can ask for an interview with Daniel C. Salas Harvesting, Inc., who will offer interviews to successful candidates upon completion of the training to fill vacancies as they become available.


  • Starting wage of around $17 per hour + plenty of overtime
  • Bi-lingual preferred, but not required
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Valid Driver’s License, or proof of application for driver’s license in progress
  • Drug test required upon hiring
Topics Covered:
  • Gain an understanding of the current regulations that govern forklift operation in your area.
  • Study the most common types of forklifts and their components.
  • Understand why you should conduct a pre-use inspection, what to look for and how to complete a pre-use inspection form.
  • Learn techniques and strategies for safely operating a forklift.
  • Have the opportunity to practice driving and maneuvering a forklift to enable you to meet a basic measurable level of skill.
  • Acquire additional information on different fuel types and how to safely handle them.
Forklift Operator Re-Certification

Do you need to become re-certified to operate a forklift? Do you have employee’s that need to become re-certified? This will be a 1 day class, taught in-person at our COS Tulare campus. This course will give you the OSHA and hands-on driving refresh that you will need to satisfy OSHA requirements for operating a forklift. Are you interested? Fill out our survey and let us know!

Click here to fill out our survey, if you are interested in a re-certification class!



Additional information

Dates & Time
  • October 17th & 18th, 2023
    • 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Click here to download a flyer!

Are you interested in a forklift operator re-certification class? Scroll to the bottom of the page to fill out a survey to let us know! Or you can email [email protected].


Participants get over $500 worth of hands on forklift certification training at no cost (only a $25 refundable deposit – refundable upon successful completion of the class). This forklift training is possible thanks to the Strong Workforce Grant!


Multiple Instructors


College of the Sequoias
Tulare Campus
4999 East Bardsley Ave
Tulare, Ca 93274

Register Multiple Attendees

Please click here to register multiple people for this training.


For additional hiring requirements or employment questions, please contact Darrell Smith at [email protected].

For class details, please contact us at 559.688.3130 or [email protected]

Please click here to view our cancellation and refund policy.