Certified Forklift Technician

The purpose of the Certified Forklift Technician (CFT) program is to certify and recognize individuals who demonstrate core competencies involved in repair and maintenance of forklift vehicles. The CFT credential will give technical and community college students the tools to enter career pathways within the material handling industry.

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The CFT program was created in partnership with the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) to provide skills to entry level forklift technicians, enhancing their performance in the world of material handling. The CFT prepares individuals to repair and maintain technical systems utilizing key engineering principles that underpin most forklift vehicles.

CFT Key Activities

  • Basic Safety

  • Basic Engines

  • Basic Hydraulics

  • Brake Systems

  • Basic Laws of Electricity

  • Batteries

  • Masts

  • Basic Attachments for Lift Trucks

  • Front Driver Axle & Differential

  • Gasoline & LPG Fuel Systems

  • Use Meters for Testing Electrical Circuits and Components

  • IC Electrical Systems

  • Oil Cooled Wet Disc Brakes of Electrical and Mechanical Braking Systems

  • Steering Systems

  • Transmissions

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