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:

E-mail or call Vicki Mollenauer: / (804) 887-1587.

*Registration for each Forklift class begins on the 1st day of the month in which that class takes place. 

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. 

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