Forklift Training

CARITAS is proud to offer workforce development opportunities through the CARITAS Works program. In addition to our five-week Works program, we also offer certification courses (6 hours) throughout the year for anyone who will operate sit-down forklifts (powered industrial trucks). Upon successful completion of the course and testing, the participant will receive both a wallet size and an 8 x 10 certificate valid in Virginia. 


To view 2024 Forklift Certification Training Flyer, click here:

CARITAS Forklift Certification Flyer 2024


Class participants will be able to: 

  • Operate powered industrial trucks, forklifts
  • Understand and utilize OSHA standards for operating forklifts
  • Learn about the different types of forklifts and how to correctly perform pre and post operation inspections

  • Drive, park, load, inspect, and stabilize forklifts

  • Understand safety procedures and operator warnings for forklifts

  • Develop and utilize a daily checklist for forklifts

To Register:

*Registration for each Forklift class begins on the 1st day of the month in which that class takes place. Please be ready to pay for the class when you call to register since registration is only possible with the payment of $85 + $2.95 (credit/debit card fee). Classes fill up quickly, so please call as close to the beginning of each month as possible if you want to ensure your spot in the class.

For questions, e-mail Vicki Mollenauer: For registration and payment over the phone, call Vicki at (804) 887-1587.

2024 Training Dates

All trainings are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2220 Stockton St., Richmond, VA 23224. Training is $85 per person. All training materials will be provided. 

  • April 20
  • May 18
  • June 15
  • July 20
  • August 17
  • September 21
  • October 19
  • November 16
  • December 21