Due to circumstances as a result of COVID-19, we are currently not offering training at our San Antonio and Fort Worth locations. We are still offering training at our Austin, Garland/Dallas, Houston, and Midland locations. For full details regarding our additional operator training class precautions, please view our COVID-19 updates.
In 5 hours or less, you can receive full certification to operate a telehandler. Completing telehandler training has never been easier, thanks to the blended training program at Lonestar Forklift. The blended training method combines both online and in-class learning styles, making operator certification much more accessible. Spend less time off-work sitting in a classroom and more time applying practical skills.
Safety is our top priority, which is why we have made sure our blended telehandler certification course meets all OSHA and ANSI safety standards. As an equipment operator, it is vital that you fully understand how to keep yourself, your fellow coworkers, and your work environment safe from harm. Completing operator training will help you accomplish just that.
Online Theory Training – The online component of the blended telehandler certification course will cover the theoretical information behind operating a telehandler. This portion of the course takes approximately 45 minutes to complete and is available in both English and Spanish. You can access the online component from all computers and most mobile devices, making this portion easy to complete on the go. Once you have passed the online theoretical training, you can contact your closest Lonestar Forklift location to book a practical assessment.
Practical Assessment – To receive full telehandler operator certification you must complete a practical assessment. This legal requirement meets all OSHA and ANSI training standards. You will get the chance to operate a telehandler under the supervision and guidance of one of our expert instructors. The instructor will assist you with safe maneuvering practices and how to correctly handle a load while navigating a yard. This practical assessment will take anywhere from 45 minutes to 4 hours to complete depending on the class size.
You will learn about the following topics in your telehandler certification: