At Fort Worth Hope Center, we are all about equipping individuals with the skills needed to be successful in any job market. Our comprehensive training programs provide the skills and confidence you need to get ahead.


Our Forklift certification program has skyrocketed over the past ten years. Because our students receive hands-on training following OSHA requirements, they are better prepared to apply for forklift jobs. After graduating, our students have gone on to obtain jobs in warehouses all over the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex. We are so proud of them!

We currently offer hands-on training and certifications on the following forklifts:

 1.  Electric Sit Down

 2. Stand Up Reach

 3Order Picker

 4. Propane Sit down with Clamp Attachment

 5. Electric Walkie/Stacker Pallet Jack  

 6.Electric Walkie/Rider Pallet Jack


OSHA Standard Training

  • Pre-operation inspections

  • Controls and Instrumentation

  • Engine or motor operation

  • Steering and maneuvering

  • Visibility

  • Fork and/or attachment adaption, operation and limitations of their use

  • Vehicle capacity

  • Vehicle stability

  • Vehicle inspection and maintenance the operator will be required to perform

  • Refueling and/or recharging batteries

  • Operating limitations

Basic Safety and Operational Training

  • General Safety Rules

  • Forklift  Operations

  • Lifting a load

  • Traveling with a load

  • Placing a load

  • Loading and Unloading trailers

  • Fueling the Forklift 


  • 18 years or older

  • Eligible to work in the USA.

  • Able to pass written and practical assessments 

  • Able to attend classes between the hours of 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM, Monday - Friday


Individuals demonstrate their understanding of the core skills and knowledge through written and practical assessments based on the following OSHA safety and operational standards:

  • Forklift characteristics, including handling capacity, load center, and center of gravity

  • Procedures for handling loads

  • Hazards specific to the workplace or operation environment

  • Awareness of mechanical components and their functions

  • How to handle mechanical emergencies

  • Safe loading and unloading procedures

  • General safe operating procedures

  • Pre-Operational Equipment inspection

  • Maintenance requirements 


Upon completion of courses, individuals who show written and practical mastery of core skills and knowledge will receive:

  • Three-year certification 

  • Printed certificate showing all forklifts mastered

  • Picture ID card showing all certifications earned

  • Copy of all classroom documents proving mastery of core skills and knowledge.


Kevin Thornton is the Fort Worth HOPE Center Forklift Instructor and has been trained through the Ives Training Group in the operation, maintenance, and capabilities of Counterbalanced Forklift, Narrow Aisle Forklift and Powered Pallet Truck.


Kevin has also completed the J.J. Keller Forklift Training which includes OSHA Forklift Requirements in accordance with OSHA Standards 29 CFR 1910.178 (I). The course that granted his certification is “designed to help learners choose, inspect and operate a forklift in a safe way protecting themselves and their coworkers from the potential hazards associated with their use”.

Kevin Thornton certifies that each operator has completed training and evaluation of Powered Industrial Trucks in accordance with the OSHA Standards 29 CFR 1910.178 (I) (3-6).


Read OSHA Powered Industrial Trucks (Forklift) Compliance here

Learn about Ives Forklift Instructor Training here



MSSC's  Certified Logistics Associate (CLA), and

Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) Certifications.

Learn how you can get this training + 4 forklifts free!

The purpose of the Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) program is to recognize through certification individuals who demonstrate mastery of the core competencies of material handling at the front-line (entry-level through front-line supervisor).

The goal of the CLT certification program is to raise the level of performance of logistics technicians both to assist the individuals in finding higher-wage jobs and to help employers ensure their workforce increases the company’s productivity and competitiveness.


CLT consists of two parts:

  • Foundational-level Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) Certificate

  • Mid-level Technical Certified Logistics Technician ( CLT) Certification. 




1. Global supply chain logistics life cycle

2. Logistics environment

3. Material handling equipment

4. Safety principles

5. Safe material handling and equipment operation

6. Quality control principles

7. Workplace communications

8. Teamwork and workplace behavior to solve problems

9. Using computers

Candidates must have a CLA Certificate before sitting for the CLT assessment



1. Product receiving

2. Product storage

3. Order processing

4. Packaging and shipment

5. Inventory control

6. Safe handling of hazmat materials

7. Evaluation of transportation modes

8. Dispatch and tracking

9. Measurements and metric conversions




  • 18 years or older

  • Eligible to work in the USA.

  • Able to pass online assessments

  • Able to attend classes between the hours of 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM, Monday - Friday

MSSC strongly recommends that individuals be at the 8th grade level of math and 9th grade level of English before attempting MSSC courses and assessments.




Individuals demonstrate their understanding of the core skills and knowledge through two assessments based upon MSSC’s industry-defined, nationally validated skill standards.  Delivered online, each assessment contains about 80 multiple-choice questions (paper tests are available in special circumstances).  Individuals are allowed 90-120 minutes to complete each assessment.  MSSC provides assessment scores as soon as the individual completes an assessment showing whether an individual met the “cut” scores for passing.  This immediate feedback includes a diagnostic report for the individual showing how he or she scored on the key work activities within both CLA and CLT.  This information is intended for self-improvement and is provided to all test-takers whether they pass or not.


  • If assessments are not passed on the first attempt the individual must wait 15 calendar days before retesting.

  • If the individual does not pass a second time, he/she must wait another 15 calendar days before testing again.

  • If he/she does not pass a third time, the individual must wait 60 calendar days before taking the assessment again

  • There are no discounts for assessment retakes

  • MSSC strongly recommends that individuals be at 8th-grade math and 9th-grade reading level.



MSSC issues credentials for success on individual assessments.


Individuals who pass the CLA assessment will be able to:

  • Download or Purchase the CLA Certificate

  • Purchase a Small CLA Arm Patch

  • Download Key Work Activities document to share with employers


 Individuals who pass both CLA and CLT assessments will earn and be able to:

  • Download or Purchase the Full Certification document that bears the CLT logo, NAM logo (NAM-endorsed Skills Certification) with ISO 17024 reference

  • Purchase a Large CLT Arm Patch

  • Download the Key Work Activities document to share with employers

Both Certifications also include a NOCTI skill badge which can be added to resume


Rosemary Applewhite is listed for the Fort Worth HOPE Center under the MSSC list of authorized Instructors for Certified Logistics Training. Her certification lasts five years which started in 2019.

Find her on MSSC's list of Certified Instructors Here

The program itself contains two main components, the first (also prerequisite) is the Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) Certificate which develops a foundational-level understanding and implementation of logistical operations, communication, quality control, and safety concerns.

The second is the Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) Certificate itself which is the mid-level technical application of inventory maintenance, safety, and tracking of transportation operations.

The final evaluation and certificates are provided by a proprietary NOCTI-developed online test delivery and a credentialing program called Quadnet™.


Learn More about NOCTI here

Learn more about Quadnet™ here

Learn more about MSSC Certification Policies here

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