The Heavy Forklift driving license course prepares the students for the RTA Driving Test to get UAE Driving License category 8.

Students who complete this course and pass RTA Tests are licensed to drive heavy forklifts.

The course offers an introduction to the different types of forklifts.

Detailed lessons on engine and loading capacity, the different types of levers along with their controls , how to operate in different working areas and in various weather conditions, focus on how to reduce maintenance expenses, increase efficiency, reduce accidents and improve operating skills, form part of the course.

Students are taught in detail about load control and how to load various kinds of materials; at which angle will the load be adjustable, how to use the bucket along with the levers for different levels. 

Minimum age requirement for heavy forklift driving license course is 20 years.

Heavy Forklift criterion - Weight is more than 7.5 tons.

Key Course Content:

  • Vehicle familiarization
  • Steering control
  • Loading and unloading
  • Vehicle positioning
  • Training on uneven surface
  • Traffic signs, signals and road markings

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  1. Original Emirates ID or soft copy of latest Emirates ID from the ICA app
  2. A valid visa issued in Dubai and a copy of the visa page
  3. The eye test must be completed before the RTA file opening at any of EDI’s main centers (Al Qusais or Al Quoz) or at RTA authorized optical centers in Dubai.
  4. Original driving license issued from other country within the same vehicle category (if any): 
    • In case your driving license is not in English or Arabic, please legally translate your driving license only from Dubai.
    • In case of a lost driving license, please seek a letter from the consulate of your country.


Female customers (younger than 21 years) who wish to take training by a male instructor:

  1. A no-objection letter signed by the sponsor 
  2. A no-objection letter to be signed by self (only for UAE nationals or company visa holders)
  3. Copy of the sponsor's Emirates ID

Customers holding Partner visa:

  1. Copy of a valid UAE trade license 

UAE Marsoom / Bedouin:

  1. Valid and original marsoom letter
  2. Valid and original passport 
  3. One passport size photograph
  4. Eye test report

People of Determination:

  1. An original medical report issued from Rashid Hospital (maximum of two years validity)
  2. Sanad Card from Community Development Authority (optional)

Pregnant women:

  1. A no-objection letter signed by the sponsor 
  2. 'Fit to Drive' certificate issued by the consulting doctor.

File transfer from other institutes within Dubai or other-emirates:

  1. Original RTA file from the previous driving institute or driving schools. 
  2. Clearance letter from the previous driving institute or driving schools signed and stamped by an authorized signatory.
  3. Proof of theory lectures attendance
  4. Valid or invalid RTA learning permit (not applicable for other-emirates)
  5. Training Sheet (if practical training is completed)

Driver visa holders (excluding Taxi Company):

  1. Medical fitness report from the RTA approved medical centers or hospitals.


Mandatory documents required for applicants

  1. On personal or family-sponsored visa currently residing in Dubai:
    • Valid passport copy & visa copy of the sponsor & applicant
    • Original and valid Emirates ID
    • Valid tenancy contract (Ejari) & electricity bill from DEWA*
    • Eye test report (After approval)
    • Declaration letter from the school or university (if the applicant is a student in Dubai)
    • NOC for professional help (e.g. housemaid, nanny, driver)
      *not required in case the declaration letter is available
  2. On a company-sponsored visa:
    • Situation 1: Company has a branch in Dubai & currently residing in Dubai:
      1.  Valid passport copy & visa copy of the applicant
      2. Original and valid Emirates ID
      3.  Copy of valid trade license of the Dubai branch of the company. The company name must match the name on the trade license.
      4. NOC to clearly mention that the applicant is working in the Dubai branch of the company.
      5. Eye test (After approval)
    • Situation 2: Company does not have a branch in Dubai & currently residing in Dubai:
      (e.g. Applicants on investor or partner visa from other-emirates do not have a branch & currently residing in Dubai)
      1.  Valid passport copy & visa copy of the sponsor & applicant
      2. Original and valid Emirates ID
      3.  Valid tenancy contract (Ejari) & electricity bill from DEWA
      4. Eye test report (After approval)
      5. NOC issued by the company from other emirates if they do not have any branch in Dubai


20 hours of training

Training courses Normal package
Limited training & tests*
Partial payment
Full payment
 Regular Training AED 4800 AED 4440
RTA fees of AED 1230 included in the prices above
Friday Training AED 4940 AED 4560
RTA fees of AED 1230 included in the prices above
Package information

*Normal package includes:

  • Theory lecture fee
  • Discount of 4 free training hours 
  • RTA fees
  • 30th anniversary offer
  • One theory test, parking test, initial driver
    assessment test & road test. 

Additional fees apply from the second test onwards

[5% VAT & eye test fee not included]


Pay the course fees in easy installments with Emirates NBD, Mashreq Bank and more!

Click here for the detailed fee structure

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Regular Course

3 Days every week
(1 hour training every alternate day)
Sat - Mon - Wed Sun – Tue - Thur

Friday Course
Students can take their training only on Friday.
Heavy Forklift course can be taken only at the from EDI main center in Qusais.

Training Timings
  • The training timings are from 8:30 AM – 4:50 PM with timely breaks during the day.
  • We also have training Classes on Friday from 07:30am to 4:00pm with breaks in between the classes.
  • Forklifts are provided by the Institute.
  • Training will be conducted only in Al Qusais

Training Rules & Regulations:

  • Always carry your Emirates ID, and RTA learning permit while attending the practical training, lectures, and tests.
  • Please arrive 10 mins earlier than your practical training and tests.
  • Should you fail to report within 10 minutes of your class, you’ll be marked as “ABSENT' and compensatory training will apply by paying for the absent class.
  • Should you wish to temporarily stop your training, please inform us 48 hours in advance of your scheduled training to avoid absent fees. Please by a call on 04 2631100 or email at [email protected]  
  • Should you wish to stop the classes due to health issues, please inform us 48 hours in advance of your scheduled training to avoid absent fees. It is mandatory to submit a DHA attested medical certificate as proof of absenteeism. Please inform us by a call on 04 2631100 or email at [email protected]
  • In case your instructor is absent, we will arrange a replacement instructor & should we fail to provide another instructor, your training will be extended accordingly.

Students who register for Heavy Forklift license course need to take 2 lectures from EDI. These lectures are conducted on weekdays as well as Fridays. We offer these lectures in English/Hindi/Urdu and Arabic at EDI main centers.

Please note that all students have to bring their Emirates ID & RTA Learning Permit for the lecture attendance.

  • Lecture 1 : Traffic Sign
  • Lecture 2 : Final
Rules of Attendance
  • Please ensure all compulsory lectures are attended before you appear for your Assessment Test, Signal Test & Road Test. Now you can also take online lectures in English, Arabic & Urdu. Click here for the user guide. 
  • Click here for classroom lecture schedule
  • Joining Instructions with Terms and Conditions – click here to download
  • EDI Trainee Rights & Responsibilities – click here to download
RTA's Remote Interpretation System (RIS)
The service provides a remote instant interpretation of driving theoretical tests, conducted by RTA, to driver license applicants in different languages. The step is part of RTA's endeavors to enrich the Smart City initiative and realize its third strategic goal - People's Happiness

How to avail RIS service?
As per RTA guidelines, students have to submit an application for appointing an interpreter in the preferred language at the time of opening the RTA file and pay the applicable fees.
This service cannot be added at a later stage while booking the Road Test.

An additional fee of AED 400 will be charged for availing this service apart from the regular exam fee of AED 310.
Click here to view a list of available languages

Remember to:
  • Obtain your RTA learner's permit prior to your first driving lesson and carry it with you throughout the training period. Renew the permit once it expires.
  • Attend your first and all subsequent driving classes and tests with necessary lenses/ glasses.
  • Not be absent from classes without informing the concerned reception staff 48 hours before class time or you will be charged for the classes.
  • Make proper payments for training and tests on time to avoid unnecessary problems/delays.
Name of Test Test Location Taken by                                     When
Knowledge Test* Al Qusais  RTA
After attending all the lectures
Initial Driver Assessment Test Al Qusais  EDI
For students registered for 20 hours training;  After 18 hours
Road Test Al Qusais  RTA On completing the registered number of classes and tests.
*Students holding a valid UAE driving license of other-vehicles do not need a knowledge test.