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.  

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 Sandra Morris: / (804) 343-5008  ext 416


2020 Training Dates

All trainings are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1108 Gordon Avenue. Training is $70 per person. All training materials will be provided. 

  • January 18, 2020
  • March 21, 2020
  • May 16, 2020
  • July 18, 2020
  • September 19, 2020
  • November 21, 2020