Goodwill’s free Forklift training course helps participants quickly gain the skills and certifications they need to operate a forklift in a professional setting. Our Forklift training course provides OSHA and NIOSH training definitions, and instruction in lift truck design, vehicle safety inspection, moving with and without a load, and picking and stacking a load. Special conditions involving trailers, ramps, elevators and pedestrian safety are also addressed. Goodwill’s Forklift training course utilizes training videos, a participant workbook and standardized testing. The course includes first-hand driving, lifting and stacking practice, and a final driving test.  

Upcoming Training Dates

Instruction Dates Instruction Time Location

November 29

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Course Timeframe

Goodwill’s Forklift training course lasts one day, in which class meets from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Certification Opportunities

If you successfully complete Goodwill’s free Forklift training course, you will receive a renewable NC General Industry Forklift certification (good for 3 years).

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Job Search Support

As a participant in one of Goodwill’s training courses, you’ll have access to a Career Navigator who can help you with your resume and interview skills. You’ll also have the opportunity to work with our Employer Engagement Team, who can help you find and secure employment.

How to Get Started

If you are interested in taking this course, you live within our 18-county territory in the Carolinas and…

If you have already completed Goodwill’s registration process:
If you have NOT already completed Goodwill’s registration process:
We also accept walk-ins at all of our career centers.

Still Have Questions?

If you still have questions about our training courses, complete our training inquiry form, and someone on our team will be in touch with you soon!