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Online Skid Steer Course

The online Skid Steer training class was designed for a new operator trainee or a skid steer refresher course, where the Skid Steers operator's current certification has expired and they need to be recertified  The online Skid Steer testing will teach operational techniques and procedures you need to reduce the risk of accidents and injuries, while keeping your workers safe. Skid Steers are commonly referred as Bobcat Loaders or a Skid Steer Track Loader.

This online skid steer loader training certification course, was specially developed for people that struggle with illiteracy in the workplace. 

Our instructors will break the online safety training into two sections. The online course testing where you need 90% to pass, and then the practical driver operator evaluation, where he/she will demonstrate their driving skills.

Training & Certification

Skid Steer equoment

The online Skid Steer course will involve reviewing the necessary information through a slideshow, then completing a multi choice "true or false" test. The trainee will then be required to complete a driver operator safety evaluation.

This will be done by someone who is currently certified to operate a skid steer. Please read the "How It Works"' 

The trainee will need to demonstrate their ability to operate the equipment in a safe and efficient manner where he/she will be put through a series of driving and operating exercises, including the safe operation of the Loader's attachment. Upon successful completion of the course the participant will receive a certificate of completion which certifies them for for 3 years, at which time they will have to be recertified to operate the equipment. The trainee will now be OH&S and OSHA-compliant.

Please review some of our other Online Occupational Health and Safety Courses. Our online Skid Steer safety training is great for remote areas such as Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta. Alberta has remote areas where it is difficult to find trainers. What better way then to bring the classroom to you.

Course Highlights

  • Review legislation requirements.
  • Consequences of unsafe operation of a skid steer
  • The operator's responsibilities.
  • Stability triangle \ trapezo
  • Center of Gravity of the load & Center of Gravity of Skid Steers
  • Capacity of Skid Steers, capacity plates (reading & understanding.)
  • Specific hazards & controls when driving a Skid Steer.
  • List specific driving rules to your use of Skid Steers.
  • Pre-shift Inspections
  • More...

Test Completion Time

The online Skid Steer test will take approximately 40-60 minutes. This varies depending on the person.

Passing Grade

You need a passing grade of 90% in order to move on to the driver evaluation part of the training.

Price $50 per test

You need a passing grade of 90%


Operating A Skid Steer - Safety Tips

  • Always wear hearing protection.
  • Always call before you dig with your loader.
  • Always keep your seatbelt on, and never transport or lift people with the Skid Steer Loader.
  • Do not at any time walk under the loader when it is raised.
  • Always turn the engine off before exiting the Skid Steer..
  • When practicing with the controls always start out at half speed when loading the Skid Steer bucket.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why must I be certified before I operate a BobCat?

The occupational heath and safety act requires that all persons operating a Skid Steer loader / Bobcat must be certified.

How long is my certification good for?

The occupational health and safety act requires that you get re-certified every 3 years.

Can I take the online skid steer training if I don't work for a company?

Yes, as long as you follow our policies on our website and have a certified person do an evaluation on you.

How much does the online Skid Steer course cost?

The cost is $50.00 U.S, or Canadian per person, per test.

Would I have to pay again if I fail the online test?

Yes, if you fail you must purchase another online skid steer key and take the test again

Who has developed this Skid Steer safety course? 

A professional certified trainer that has more then 35 years experience in the safety training industry.

How many questions are on the test?

50 test questions.

What happens if I get an error while taking the test?

If you encounter an error while taking the online test. You can try logging back in, putting your key back in and resuming the test. If that doesn't work, please contact the administrator @ 1-866-997-8880 EX 1 or email us.  If you are able to, please copy and paste the error in the email. .