Dangers of Forklift Certification Mills--Caught on Video

Aug. 14, 2014
Having paperwork listing your skills is fine, but beware of paper peddlers selling certification. They may be misrepresenting themselves AND you.

You can't learn to be a good forklift operator simply by taking an online course. This is a skill requiring hands-on training. But because so many employers demand certification of such skills, there are plenty of web-based courses available to give you a diploma suitable for show. In fact there's not much difference between some providers offering "OSHA-certified" training and diploma mills offering to make you a college graduate. This gallery makes the connection between those two kinds of providers, offering examples of what they offer and what can result. But fear not, there's fun to be had as well.

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