Premium Combo Trainer Certification - IVES training for MEWP/Forklift/Boomlift

Course Description:

Learn how train operators on counterbalanced, vertical mast forklifts, rough terrain telehandlers, aerial boomlifts and scissor lifts in our Premium Combo Trainer Certification Program. This Train the Trainer course is a comprehensive, cost effective method of ensuring that your operators receive training and evaluation that meets or exceeds all applicable government regulations and referenced industry standards. Attendees will receive in-depth instruction on how to effectively train and evaluate operators of lift trucks and mobile elevating work platforms (MEWP). Successful attendees will receive a certificate of completion and trainer wallet card.  This program is a partnership with NSCN and IVES.

Program Outline:

Day 1

  • Introduction and program requirements
  • Trainer pre-test
  • Program overview and objectives
  • Review of applicable regulations and industry standards
  • Classroom and practical instructional techniques
  • Counterbalanced (CB) Forklift Reference Manual review
  • CB Forklift Operator Theory Test
  • Study Recommendations

Day 2

  • Review Day 1
  • Practice Theory Presentation
  • Practical training theory
  • Practical training skills (hands on)
  • Practical training exercises (hands on)
  • Study Recommendations

Day 3

  • Review Day 2
  • Review Practical Evaluation Form
  • Practical evaluation skills
  • Practical evaluation exercises (hands on)
  • Rough Terrain (RT) Telehandler Reference Manual review
  • RT Telehandler Operator Theory Test
  • Practical training exercises (hands on)
  • Practical evaluation exercises (hands on)
  • Powered Industrial Truck Trainer Theory Test
  • RT Telehandler Trainer Theory Test
  • Study Recommendations

Day 4

  • Review Day 3
  • Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) Reference Manual review
  • MEWP Operator Theory Test
  • MEWP Practical training exercises (hands on)
  • MEWP Practical evaluation exercises (hands on)
  • MEWP Trainer Theory Test
  • Study Recommendations
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Day 5

  • Review Day 4
  • Trainee theory presentations
  • Documentation/certification procedures
  • Operator recertification procedures
  • MEWP Familiarization procedures
  • Establishing site & equipment-specific operator training program and lesson plan
  • Final Written Examination
  • Program review and wrap-up

Important Information: 

  • Trainees are strongly encouraged to bring their own personal fall protection equipment (full body harness and lanyard).
  • Safety toed shoes and a high visibility vest are required while working with the equipment.
  • Appropriate outdoor clothing is recommended.
  • Operator credentials are not issued during this program. A successful trainee will be qualified as an IVES Certified Trainer.
  • Please be advised that this training program is quite intense. The program trainer cannot accommodate trainees arriving late or those requiring early departure for any reason. Please ensure that you or the trainee you select is able to attend the full duration of the program, as failure to do so may result in its unsuccessful completion.


  • Trainees must have functional English language reading, writing and speaking skills.
  • Trainees must have experience using the equipment.
  • Trainees must be comfortable working with numbers.
  • Trainees will be sent a Counterbalanced Forklift, Rough Terrain Telehandler and Mobile Elevating Work Platform Operator Reference Manual approximately three weeks prior to the program for review and completion. Each trainee must bring their completed manual with them to the program.

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