Certified Forklift Technician


Recommended Skill Levels: High School, Technical College, University

Learning Topics: Automation, Certifications, Heavy Equipment, Industrial Technology

Product Types: Certifications, eLearning

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The Certified Forklift Technician (CFT) is a nationally portable, industry-led, hands-on training and assessment certification program developed through a partnership between the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) and the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA). The CFT certification prepares individuals with in-demand skills to maintain, service, and repair forklift trucks. CFT is delivered and customized locally through MSSC’s network of over 1600 training and assessment centers and forklift truck dealers nationally.

Learning Outcomes

The Certified Forklift Technician program includes curriculum to prepare individuals for technician-level roles working with forklifts. The curriculum covers all the technologies and competencies that will be assessed in the certification exam, including:

  • Basic Safety
  • Basic Hydraulics
  • Steering Systems
  • Brake Systems
  • Basic Engines
  • Batteries
  • Cooling Systems
  • Basic Laws of Electricity
  • Gasoline and LPG Fuel Systems
  • Testing Electrical Circuits and Components
  • Transmissions
  • Masts
  • IC Electrical Systems
  • Front Drive Axle and Differential
  • Oil Cooled Wet Disc Brakes and Electrical and Mechanical Braking Systems
  • Basic Attachments for Lift Trucks

CFT Product Details

The CFT program includes curriculum, instructor resources and student resources necessary to teach and prepare learners to sit for the CFT assessment exam. Contact us to learn more about the curriculum or get demo access!

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