Our CoursesLight & Heavy Forklift


DDC's forklift operator courses prepare students for the RTA operator’s test enabling them to get a Dubai Driving License category No. 7 for Light Forklift or category No. 8 for Heavy Forklift or Shovel. Students completing the course and passing the RTA tests are licensed to operate these machines

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Course Details:



  •   Minimum age for registration is 20yrs
  •    Students who have already failed the final RTA road test at another institute may register for a minimum of 4 hours
  •   Any student transferring in from another institute will be required to take an evaluation test if there has been a gap of more than 60 days since their last class
  •   All Light forklift registrations are mandatory to attend minimum of 20 hours plus 4 theory lectures

(See Required registration documents)


  •   4 theory lectures
  •   Knowledge Test
  •   Initial Driving Assessment Test (internal) (Go to test details)
  •   RTA Final Test

Shovel/Heavy Forklift Curriculum

Light/Heavy Forklift Subjects: - off road

  •   Types and components of Forklifts
  •   Counter balance/non counterbalance
  •   Mast and lifting mechanism

Rules of Attendance

  •   Please ensure that you have completed E-Learning or attended lectures before booking your RTA Theory Test
  •   If you will be absent from a lecture, please give 48 hours notice
  •   Ensure payments for training and tests are made in good time to avoid unnecessary issues.

Required Registration Documents

For Expatriates holding Dubai visa


Please Note:

  •   passport copy with valid Dubai residence visa*
  •   Original Emirates ID Card
  •   Eye test report (It can be completed at DDC Head Office / Alqusais / Al khail / Dip 2)
  •   Age can be 20yrs or over
  •   * Registration for residence visa holders from other emirates (How to)

For students who are Emiratis

  •   Original Emirates ID card
  •   Eye test report (Eye test can be completed at DDC Head Office / AL Qusais / Al khail / Dip 2)
  •   Age can be 20yrs or over

For people with visas from other emirates

  •   Two passport copy with valid Dubai residence visa
  •   Original Emirates ID card with a copy
  •   Eye test report (It can be completed at DDC Head Office / Alqusais / Al khail / Dip 2)
  •   Trade License copy of the both branches (VISA Holding branch and DUBAI branch and Trade name should be same)
  •   NOC Letter from the Dubai Branch (stating applicant working in Dubai branch)
Name of Test Test Location Taken by
Knowledge Test Al Barsha, Al Khail, DIP Main Taken By RTA
Initial Driving Assessment Test Al Barsha, Al Khail, DIP Main DDC
Final Test Al Barsha, Al Khail, DIP Main RTA

License Exchange

You may be eligible to transfer your existing driving license, without having to take a driving test, if you have a valid driving license from some countries. You must be a citizen of the country with current resident status in UAE. The countries whose citizens can transfer their driving licenses are given below


Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Kuwait, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, China, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Austria, Lativia.

Please note: Driving license holders of some countries in the above list will require translations or consulate letters. These countries include:

Canada: A letter from the Canadian Consulate in Dubai to verify that the license is genuine is required, before transferring your license.

Driving license holders from Greece, Canada, Poland, Turkey, Japan and South Korea will require a translation of their driving license from their respective consulates.

Fees & Documents Required

  •   Passport for residents (original & copy)
  •   Residence permit copy
  •   Current driving license (original & copy)
  •   Translation of driving license (for some countries)
  •   Consulate letter (for Canadians)
  •   1 passport size photo
  •   Eye test certificate


Regular Training Timing Sunday Training Timing Night Training Timing
8:30am to 2:30pm & 3:30pm to 5:30pm 7:00am to 12:00pm & 2:00pm to 5:00pm 8:00pm to 11:00pm


Category Min Age Road Training Total Hours Regular Course Fees Sundays/Nights/Shifts Course Fees
Heavy Forklift 20 20 24 160 4,450 220 5,650


Category Min Age Road Training Total Hours Regular Course Fees Sundays/Nights/Shifts Course Fees
Fork lift 20 20 24 120 3,650 150 4,250


File Opening Fees RTA Dubai Driving Center
Opening File (All Categories) 200 540
Learning Permit (Light Vehicle) 100
Learning Permit (Heavy Vehicle) 200
Knowledge Hand Book 50 ---
Theory Preparation Training(Per Hour) ---- 50
Knowledge Dirham 10 ----
Innovation Dirham 10 ----
Test Fees RTA Dubai Driving Center
Internal Test Fees (Motor cycle, Heavy, (Light Vehicle)) 220 70
Knowledge Test (All Categories) 220 70
Final Test (All Categories) 220 70
Licence Issuance for More than 1 Year 320 100
Licence Issuance for 1 Year 120 100
Initial Driving Assessment Test (All Categories) ---- 100

All prices are in AED currency and excluding VAT*