Forklift Operator

This forklift operator training is taught by an OSHA-compliant instructor. Training is 14 hours. It is a comprehensive, hands-on program that covers every aspect of lift truck training. This training is designed for anyone who wants to learn how to operate a forklift. Certificate of Completion is given at the end of the course when a student successfully completes the course.

Students MUST buy the book BEFORE the first day of class.

The book costs about $8 and is available at the GTCC Campus Store on the campus where the class is being held. Visit the GTCC Campus Store for details. The textbook is required to get the certificate of completion.

Current Courses

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
OSH-3012-297 Forklift Operator 6/22/24- 6/23/24 Sa, Su 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. Greensboro  TEC (W3) 208 Register Now
OSH-3012-298 Forklift Operator 7/13/24- 7/14/24 Sa, Su 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Greensboro TEC (W3) 208 Register Now
OSH-3012-299 Forklift Operator 7/27/24- 7/28/24 Sa, Su 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Greensboro  TEC (W3) 208 Register Now

Frequently Asked Questions

The cost for the training is:

  • Course registration fee: $78
  • Book cost: about $8

Total cost: about $87.50

Payment for the class is due at the time of registration.

Those who register must:

  • Be fluent in English (speaking, reading, writing)
  • Have a valid driver’s license
  • Be at least 18 years old to operate a forklift


You may register online: Register.

Students MUST buy books before the first day of class. 

The required book is ISBN: 9789970001804 "Lift Truck Operator Participant Workbook." From the National Safety Council. About $8 at the GTCC bookstore in person or online at

Students who successfully complete the Forklift Operator class will receive an Award of Completion. 

Requirements for successful completion:

  • Attendance: Must be in class 100% of class hours

No. Students will be dropped from the class if they miss the first day and will not be eligible for a refund.

The college will make a 100% refund of registration fees if you officially withdraw from class before the first meeting. Also, if the class is canceled or full, GTCC will make a full refund. Non-attendance is not a basis for a refund.