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How to Create a Proper Forklift Certification Template For Your Business

If you are in need of a proper template for your forklift certification business, this article explains the necessary steps to create the document. Take a look at this article to find out how to make one today.

If you run a forklift training company, you might need to provide people with a forklift certification, when the training is over. To make the creation of this certificate easy, it helps to create a template that can be used over and over again.

Fortunately, creating a proper forklift certification template isn’t as complicated as you might think.

Keep reading and you’ll learn what it takes to create a high-quality forklift certification template. By the end of this post, you’ll know so much about the process that you’ll be able to create the best forklift certifications anyone has ever seen.

Let’s begin!

The Heading

The header should include information that lets people know who has provided the training.

You might want to include the name and address of the training company. If you can, also think about creating some space for a logo.

Vital Information You Need to Cover

A forklift certification is an important document. This document needs to contain particular, key forms of information. If it doesn’t have certain bits of information on it, then the validity of the certificate will be called into question.

One example of what you need to include is the name of the operator. You need to make sure there’s a section that displays this clearly.

You also want to make sure there is a section that provides a photo of the driver. This will help make it easier to ID the person.

It’s also important to date information, related to when the training and evaluation took place. This will let people know how ‘old’ the certificate is and therefore how valid it is.

You should also make sure there are sections for signatures. You’ll want a section that allows the operator to provide their signature.

But you’ll also want a section for the person in charge of training/ evaluation to provide their signature. This will help improve the validity of the license.

You also need to include a section about the kind of forklift the operator can drive. You need a section to say what vehicles the operator is trained to handle.

If you’re worried you’ve not included enough information, review other certification documents. If you’d like to see such an example, you can check it out here.

Printing the Document

Once you’ve developed the template for the certification document, you then need to think about how you’re going to produce the document.

Because this is such a high-value document, you’ll want to think about printing the document on high-quality paper.

You may need to find something that has a high ‘GSM’ rating. It’s also important that you find a printer that is able to handle such paper. You should also make sure the printer is able to print high-quality documents.

If you don’t own a high-quality printer, then you might need to think about buying a new one so that you can print the documents when then they’re needed. Finding a good printer doesn’t need to be hard and you can use online reviews to help make the process easier.

If you don’t want to invest in a printer, there’s always the option of using a printing company. But using such a company might come with delays. You might not be able to provide people with their certificates as soon as they’ve passed the training.

You may just have to mail it to them instead. Plus if you’re using a printing company, your costs can be higher than what you’d face if you printed the documents yourself. This is especially the case in the long term.

Laminating Documents

Because a forklift certification document is very important, you might want to have it laminated.

This will help reduce the odds that it is damaged by water or anything else. You can often buy your own laminating device. But if you don’t want to spend money on this, you can always reach out to a printing company.

Sending Documents

You may sometimes find yourself in a position where you need to send the certificate using the postal system. If you’re going to do this, make sure you select a ‘high-priority’ option when posting the certificate. This will help reduce the odds of it becoming lost in the mail.

Alternatively, you can send the certificate electronically. You can do this by sharing a link that provides people with access to the certificate. Or you could email them a PDF form of the certificate. This can be helpful for people who like to have an electronic version of the document.


Once you have the template, you’re going to create a lot of important certificates with it. If you don’t send people an electronic version of the certificate, it often means you will be the only person with access to a copy. If your computers break down, it can mean that this certificate is no longer accessible.

To help prevent any issues regarding this, spend some time learning how you can go about backing up your systems. You might want to have a ‘hard copy’ solution and a cloud solution. This can mean you back things up on an external hard drive, but you also use a cloud solution like Dropbox.

Ready to Create Forklift Certification Documents?

If you run a forklift training school, the students will likely need forklift certification documents. A template can help you make the process of creating this document a lot easier. But if you want your documents to be valid, your template needs to include certain forms of information.

In this post, we’ve reviewed a few of the things you need to consider when developing forklift certifications. You need to consider what the heading is going to include. You also want to put some thought into the finer details such as signatures and photos.

You should think about learning how to create backups for the documents created with your template. This will ensure nobody loses their forklift certification, due to some kind of computer problem. It will also help people out if they happen to damage their own certificate.

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