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1.  You need a minimum high school education or completed the GED.

2.  You need to be 18 years old or older.

3.  You should be in good physical shape and have good eyesight.

     (Wearing corrective lenses or contacts are OK)

4.  Depending on the job at hand, you may need to learn other skills. The employer will list what those

     requirements are. (for example, you may need knowledge in using a carpet lifter forklift attachment

     for a job in a carpet warehouse)

5.  Have certification that you have attended and passed an OSHA compliant school for forklift

     operation. (see below for a list of schools in your state)

6.  You do not need a driver’s license become a forklift operator.

7.  Safety Equipment is necessary. You’ll need proper footwear, safety glasses, and earplugs.

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Casper Fire Extinguisher Service Inc. 435 North Mckinley Street, Casper, WY (307) 237-8438

Ives The Safety Consortium 400 West Lawndale Drive Salt Lake City, UT


Ives Bilfinger Westcon 7401 Yukon Drive Bismarck, ND 1-800-643-1144

Western Wyoming Community College 2500 College Drive, Rock Springs, WY (800) 226-1181

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Wyoming’s largest industries are agriculture and energy extraction. If you’re looking for licensed forklift operator jobs, you often find openings in these areas, usually in

the cities of Cheyenne, Casper and Laramie to start.

You’ll need training to operate a forklift, so be sure

to search our Wyoming listings below.

Working in Wyoming with a forklift, you’ll be required by law to be certified first via the guidelines of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

If you are caught operating a forklift without a license,

Forklift license in the

state of Wyoming

or your employer will be facing a heavy fine of thousands of dollars. Laws are needed here because each year workers are killed or injured from forklift accidents. Always carry your license with you when you operate a forklift. Certification is good for 3 years before renewal.


The OSHA has requirements in place that employers must meet for their workers who are going to be operating a forklift. Most employers have a dedicated trainer to teach their employees OSHA required forklift training. Other times they will hire a consultant to do the teaching if no trainer is available.  


These are the OSHA industry regulations for both employers and individuals:

OSHA 1910.178 – Powered Industrial Trucks (forklift operator training)

For general industry such as warehouse, port, etc.

OSHA 1910.179(l) - Operator Training for Powered Industrial Trucks (forklifts)

For the construction industry

What are the requirements to become a forklift operator?

Getting a forklift license in Wisconsin in five easy steps:

1.  Find and contact an OSHA and/or state compliant school or trainer near you. See below for a list

     of schools/trainers in this state.

2.  Upon taking the course, you will usually be shown a course on how a forklift works, forklift safety

     and maintenance. You will then take a written examination. Don’t be afraid to ask questions!

3.  As part of the course, you will be given hands-on training operating a forklift. Part of this training

     will be the walk-around inspection before starting. When you feel comfortable in operating the

     machine in the facility, the trainer will then test you performing various tasks with the machine.

     You may be using several types of forklifts (counterbalance, narrow aisle, pallet) in your training

     or just one kind. It is advisable to learn how to operate a variety of machines so you can increase

     your chances at getting a good job. Be sure to learn all of the controls and features of the machine

     at hand. Also, don’t be afraid to ask your trainer for more time operating the machine until you get

     used to it.

4.  When you pass these series of tests you should be awarded your forklift certificate.

     Congratulations! You have now met the OSHA standards to become a certified forklift operator.

     Be sure to get your certificate and/or operators license. You can use your license for 3 years, then

     it must be renewed, usually at the same training school. (for a small fee)

5.  Next, search for a forklift job and remember to show your operators license and note it on your

     resume. Be sure to search for forklift jobs here at our website! You now have a very good chance

     at getting a well paying job.

Forklift Training Schools in Wyoming

What kind of salary can I make as a licensed forklift operator?

A forklift operator working in Wyoming can earn on average $16.50 or $34,320 per year.

You might be making more depending on your skills and overtime could also be possible.

State agencies

For more information regarding employment standards you may contact:

Wyoming Department of Workforce Services

350 South Washington Street, Afton, WY 83110

(307) 886-9260

Wyoming Occupational Safety and Health Administration

851 Werner Court, #105, Casper, WY 82601

(307) 235-3672

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