Online, In-class & On-site

Learn how to operate and maintain skid steer loaders. This course is offered online, in-class and on-site so you can achieve your Skid Steer Operator Safety Certification where and when it's most convenient for you.

This complete training program provides students with the basic principles of skid steer operation, load handling, operational maintenance and safety. The Cervus training course begins with a theory session followed by a half-day, hands-on practical training and a final evaluation. 

All Cervus Equipment courses meet safety standards nationwide. Our training is Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) and Canadian Safety Association (CSA) compliant. Cervus Equipment Operator Safety Training Centers are located in Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Red Deer and Fort McMurray, Alberta; Regina and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; and Winnipeg, Manitoba.


Our online training course consists of a self-directed web-based theory session. The student is allowed a 2-week time frame to complete the web-based theory portion before attending the hands-on practical training. Online training is convenient, cost-effective, self-paced and offers enough time to provide a solid understanding of equipment operator knowledge prior to the hands-on practical training.

Once successfully completed, the hands-on practical training and evaluation session is required. Hands-on practical traiing is a half-day session focusing on the complete understanding of workplace hazard assessment, equipment inspection, and a practical operator evaluation.

  • Convenient schedule
  • Cost-effective approach
  • Self-paced learning
  • Enough time to gain solid equipment understanding
The in-class training program consists of a morning classroom session focused on theory. This is followed by an afternoon session for hands-on practical training and ends with an evaluation session on the same day. In-class training will be facilitated by an Instructor for the day.

The classroom theory portion consists of:
  • General and specific legislation applicable to the workplace 
  • Basic principles of equipment operation
  • Main components of the equipment
  • Manufacturers operating manual
  • Classroom environment for better understanding
  • Certified in a day, depending on skill set
  • Instructor available to answer questions
If it's more convenient, our certified trainers can train YOUR operators on YOUR equipment at YOUR facility. To find out more about on-site training, contact your local Cervus Equipment Training Center.

Our on-site training has an ‘in-class’ approach with a morning session of classroom theory and a written examination followed by an afternoon session of practical hands-on training.

  • Employees are trained on-site reducing your travel cost and time
  • Multiple employees can be trained together in your work environment
  • Employees get trained on the equipment they use on a daily basis