Frequently Asked Questions
What is the class schedule?
All Class sessions run Monday - Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. New Forklift sessions begin every Monday. Students who miss Monday safety training will be rescheduled for the following week. (Special arrangements can be made in some cases)
New Logistics sessions begin every three weeks.
What forklifts do you offer training on?
We currently offer OSHA Safety and Hands-On Machine training for the following forklifts. Sit Down Counter Balance, Clamp Truck (carton clamp), Stand Up Narrow Aisle Reach, Order Picker(Cherry Picker), Motorized Pallet Jack, and Electric Walkie Stacker.
Which forklifts are most in-demand?
The machines most often requested are the Narrow Aisle Reach, Order Picker (Cherry Picker), Motorized Pallet Jack, and Sit Down; however, needs are different for each employer. It is best to research prior to applying.
How long does it take to get certified?
Forklift: 1 to 5 days depending on which machines you are learning. Please call 682-250-8788 for a time frame on specific machines.
Logistics: CLA: 1 week, CLT: 2 weeks, CLT + Forklift: 3 weeks
How long does the certification last?
Forklift: 3 years
CLA: Does not expire
CLT: 4 years
Is it an official OSHA Certification?
To be clear, OSHA does not issue forklift certifications; However, OSHA’s Powered Industrial Trucks standard (29 CFR 1910.178) DOES explain the minimum requirements employers must meet in training their employees who operate forklifts. Our OSHA Compliant Certifications make it easier to obtain forklift jobs by showing employers that you already have the skills and safety knowledge needed to do the job properly.
How much does it cost?
$150 for each forklift ( Clamp Truck is priced $150 for Sit Down + $75 for Carton Clamp attachment. Total: $225)
Logistics: CLA: $800, CLT: $1600, CLT+ Forklift: $2200
What payment methods do you accept?
Cash, Credit / Debit Card, Money Order, Bank Check, (Payment plans granted on a case by case basis)
Do you offer financial assistance?
Fort Worth Hope Center partners with funding agencies to assist our students who need help paying for classes. Please call 682-250-8788 to schedule an appointment for more info on these resources.
What are the qualifications to apply?
Must be 18 or older, have an official form of ID (picture preferred), and be willing and able to work within the USA. Must be able to pass a written test, and physically able to operate a forklift.
How do I apply and register for classes?
Registration can be done in person at 3625 E Loop 820 S, Fort Worth, TX. 76119, or online at https://www.fwhope.org/application
What if I’m unable to finish in the allotted time?
Students who need additional training time will be granted two, one hour, 1-on-1 sessions with an instructor to complete certification. (Sessions must be scheduled within 2 weeks of original training dates) If the student is unable to complete training within the allotted 2 sessions, they will be required to reapply, and take the class again. ( No discount will be given for class retakes)
Please refer to the assessment segment of the Logistics info page.
Do you train for companies or just individuals?
We are happy to assist with both. Please contact us at 682-250-8788 to schedule company trainings.