Skid Steer Operator
Training & Certification
In New Jersey

Skid Steer Course Description

Our Skid Steer Training covers the safe use and operation, as required by OSHA, Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA), International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Society of Automotive Engineering (SAE), and American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The course curriculum combines a plethora of training, such as formal instruction, practical training and learning, and assessing the operators performance in the workplace and with the equipment.

Fast Line Safety Training delivers high-quality, hands-on training at your location, and provides the industry's preferred operator card.


Fast Line Safety Training trains operators in the safe use and operation of the following equipment in this package:

  • Large Excavator
  • Mini Excavator
  • Backhoe Loader
  • Skid Steer Loader
  • Front End Wheel Loader
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Individuals $295.00

per person



We specialize in private classes. Inquire about setting up a private class for your team and ask about group discounts.

Course Highlights

Course Duration

62 Hours


Course Sessions
1 Sessions

English, Spanish

Training Type

Onsite Training

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    The Preferred Equipment Operator Card

    • Fast Line Safety Training issues face ID cards to students that complete the course, which are equipped with NFC technology.
    • Students that satisfactorily complete the course are issued temporary cards on-site
    • Completion cards are valid for three years and in all 50 states.
    • We are the only providers issuing such permanent cards
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    Simply scan the QR code on your card with your smartphone to verify your training. See an example of what you see after scanning the QR code:

    Course Policy

    Students must earn a 75% or more on their final evaluation to successfully complete the training. Students are required to complete 100% of the course and actively participate in all learning activities in both the written and practical portions of the training. Make-up time is not allowed.

    Why Do I Need Skid Steer Certification?

    Skid steers, with their compact design and agility, are indispensable on many job sites. However, their unique operation style requires specialized skills. Here’s why obtaining a skid steer certification is crucial:

    1. Mastering Maneuverability: Unlike other heavy machinery, skid steers turn and pivot on a dime. Certification ensures operators can harness this agility without compromising safety.
    2. Handling Attachments: Skid steers are known for their versatility with various attachments, from buckets to augers. Proper training ensures operators can switch and use these tools efficiently.
    3. Safety in Tight Spaces: Given their compact size, skid steers often operate in confined areas. Certified operators are trained to navigate these spaces safely, minimizing risks.
    4. Increased Employability: Employers recognize the value of certified skid steer operators, ensuring they bring both expertise and a safety-first approach to the job site.
    5. Legal and Industry Standards: Many regions and companies mandate skid steer certification, ensuring operators are up-to-date with the latest safety protocols and operational techniques.

    How Long Does Skid Steer Training Take?

    Time is valuable, especially in the fast-paced construction industry. Our skid steer training is both thorough and efficient. The course is structured as a single session that lasts 4 hours. Within this period, we cover all essential aspects of skid steer operation, ensuring you’re ready to handle the machinery with confidence and safety.

    Dirt Moving Equipment Training Package

    For those looking to expand their skill set beyond just skid steer loaders, we offer a comprehensive Dirt Moving Equipment training package. This all-inclusive package covers:

    • Skid Steer Loader Training
    • Backhoe Loader Training
    • Mini Excavator Training
    • Large Excavator Training
    • Front End Wheel Loader Training

    Each module is designed to provide in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience with the respective machinery. By opting for this package, you’re setting yourself up for a versatile career in the construction industry. Learn more about our Dirt Moving Equipment training package here.

    Skid Steer Certification with Fast Line Safety Training

    At Fast Line Safety Training, our commitment goes beyond traditional training methods. We aim to provide our students with the most advanced tools for real-world verification. Here’s how we stand out:

    • Immediate On-Site Temporary Cards: As soon as students complete our course, they are issued temporary cards on-site, allowing for immediate verification of their training.

    • NFC Embedded ID Cards: Our standout feature is the permanent ID cards embedded with NFC technology that students receive upon course completion. These cards, valid for three years and recognized across all 50 states, showcase our dedication to innovation and convenience. With just a simple tap or proximity of a smartphone to the NFC chip on the card, training verification becomes instantaneous, eliminating the need for tedious paperwork or manual checks.

    • Pioneering the Future: We are proud to be the only training providers issuing such advanced cards, setting the standard for the future of certification verification.

    • Adaptable and Streamlined Process: We understand the varied needs of businesses, both big and small. Our mission is to simplify the certification process, ensuring it’s adaptable and hassle-free.

    By choosing Fast Line Safety Training, you’re not only ensuring top-notch training for your team but also embracing a future-forward approach to safety training. Join us in redefining the standards of certification in the industry.

    Fast Line Safety Training is proud to offer this certification across New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Explore the links below to discover more about this certification in other areas:

    Skid Steer Operator Training & Certification in New York

    Skid Steer Operator Training & Certification in Pennsylvania



    Contact Us

    We aim to equip our clients and their workers with the tools and knowledge to get home safely every day through comprehensive training solutions.

    • NYC DOB Provider
      No. 4L06 | WBE/DBE Certified
    • One Gateway Center, Suite 2600,
      Newark, NJ 07102
    • (201) 208-2203



    • Backhoe Loader
    • Course Overview
    • Regulations and Standards
    • Requirements & Recommendations
    • Parts
    • Rollover Protective Structure
    • Controls
    • Safety Devices
    • Safety Decals
    • Operating Safely
    • Operating Techniques
    • Using a Site Gauge
    • Using Backhoe Bucket
    • Trenching
    • Moving with Backhoe
    • Filling the Loader Bucket
    • Grading with the Loader
    • Backfilling with the Loader
    • Truck Loading
    • The Float Position
    • Brakes - Stopping & Steering
    • Don't get Crushed
    • Danger Swing Area
    • The Cab & Seatbelt
    • Stability Affecting Factors
    • Grade & Slope
    • Ground Composition
    • Operating in Water
    • Operators Factors
    • Center of Gravity
    • Backhoe Stabilizing
    • Leader Stability
    • Lifting Objects
    • Capacity Lifting
    • Maintenance
    • Exhaust Hazard
    • 10hr & Daily Loader Lubrication
    • Extendable Axles
    • Tires
    • Tracks
    • Articulated vs. Telescopic
    • Stability Characteristics
    • Stability Theory
    • Motion
    • Turret Rotation
    • Horizontal & Vertical Extension
    • Relocating
    • Safe Travel Speed
    • Oscillating Axles
    • MEWP Load Capacity
    • Restricted vs. Unrestricted Load Capacity
    • Fall Protection
    • Exiting (or Entering) a MEWP at Height
    • Rescue Plan
    • Auxiliary/Emergency Lowering System
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    • Workplace Inspection
    • Energized Power Lines
    • Wind Speed
    • Annual & Frequent Inspection
    • Pre-Use Inspection
    • Pothole Protectors
    • Outriggers
    • Approved MEWP Attachments
    • Loading Truck Trailers
    • Power Source Safety
    • Refueling a Propane Powered MEWP
    • Charging Batteries
    • MEWP Don’ts
    • MEWP & Pedestrians
    • Entanglement
    • Misuse as a Crane
    • Results of an Accident
    • Parking & Shutdown
    • Mounting & Dismounting