The Heavy Forklift and Shovel driving license course prepares the students for the RTA Driving Test to get Dubai Driving License category 8. Students who complete this course and pass RTA Tests are licensed to drive heavy forklifts and shovels. The course offers an introduction to the different types of forklifts and shovels. 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 & shovel driving license course is 20 years.
Heavy Forklift & Shovels criterion- Weight is more than 7.5 tons.

Key Course Content : Heavy forklift

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

Key Course Content : Shovel

  • Vehicle familiarization
  • Functions and movements of buckets
  • Zig zag, reversing and parking

MANDATORY DOCUMENTS

  1. Original Emirates ID
    Please note: Visa copy may be required if the designation mentioned in the Emirates ID is not the same as in the stamped visa. 
  2. The eye test must be completed before the RTA file opening. It can be done at any of EDI’s main centers (Al Qusais/Al Quoz) or at any RTA authorized optical centers in Dubai.
  3. No Objection letter required*
  1. if Employed: No Objection letter must be printed on the company letterhead with the company stamp & signature of the designated authority
  2. If Unemployed/Personal employed sponsor: No Objection letter from the sponsor must be submitted on a white paper with the signature.

Please note: No Objection letter must be addressed to RTA, Dubai stating issue date, student name, passport no., selected vehicle category & gear transmission (automatic/manual). The No Objection letter is valid for only 6 months from the issue date unless the validity is mentioned by the sponsor.
*For UAE/GCC nationals, No Objection letter is not required even if the customer is below 21 years.

 

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS FOR:
Driver visa holders (excluding Taxi Company):

  1. Medical fitness report from the RTA approved medical centre/hospitals.

File transfer from other institutes in Dubai/Emirates:

  1. Original RTA file from the previous school/institute (if registered before April 2017)
  2. No Objection letter /status report from previous school/institute.
  3. Theory lectures details (if attended)
  4. Valid /invalid learning permit (not applicable to other Emirates)
  5. Training Sheet (if practical training has been taken)

Customer holding partner visa:

  1. Copy of valid trade license.

Marsom / Bedouin (who do not have Emirates ID):

  1. Marsom letter
     

FILE OPENING PROCESS FOR OTHER-EMIRATES

Mandatory documents required for applicants

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

HeavyForklift (HFL) Regular Training
(in AED)
Friday Training
(in AED)
RTA fees 1,270 12,70
20 hours EDI fees till the 1st road test (Discount of 4 FREE hours included) EDI fees 3,930 4,090
Partial fees 5,200 5,360
EDI fees 3,570 3,710
Full payment 4,840 4,980
​*5% VAT applicable. Eye test not included

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Shovel (SHO) Regular Training
(in AED)
Friday Training
(in AED)
RTA fees 1270 1270
20 hours EDI fees till the 1st road test (Discount of 4 FREE hours included) EDI fees 3,770 3,930
Partial fees 5,040 5,200
EDI fees 3,430 3,570
Full payment 4,700 4,840
​*5% VAT applicable. Eye test not included

Fee break-up
Beneficiary Service Title RTA fees (in AED) EDI fees (in AED)
Institute admission fee Enrollment - EDI - 575
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic center services
Theory lecture/ e-learning 1,000 
RTA knowledge test room 240 70
EDI practical assessment test - smart yard (if absent) - 130
RTA yard test vehicle rent 240 70
EDI practical assessment test - on road - 250
RTA road test vehicle rent 240 70
 
Practical training for heavy mechanical equipment
Regular training course - 180
Friday training course - 190
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other services by the institute
Eye test 90 50
Theory preparation session for knowledge test (if failed) - 50
Processing to reactivate the RTA traffic file 320 140
Children’s play area (per hour) - 10
Issue driving license (21 years and above) 320 100
Issue driving license (21 years and below) 120 100
Pre-evaluation test - 100
Training extension fee (upon road test failure) - 150
Practical assessment test (after every 5th road test) - 250
New driver sticker (normal) - 5
New driver sticker (magnetic) - 10
Course change charge - 120
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other services by RTA
Enrollment - RTA file opening 370 140
Amending a learning permit from 'automatic' to 'manual' or vice versa 240 120
Remote Interpretation Service (RIS) 435 -
Renewing a learning permit 120 20
Lost/ damage learning permit 120 20
Transferring file from other emirates or vice versa 220 -
Committee test fees 410 -
Commercial permit (driver visa under personal sponsorship) 200 -
Training permit for a female with a male trainer 10 -

 ​All paying full course fees during registration will get the ‘full payment’ discount or 2 free training hours

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. Shovel Training Course can be taken from EDI Head Office in Qusais. Heavy Forklift Training Course can be taken from EDI Head Office in Qusais and Al Quoz.

Training Timings

  • The training timings are from 8:30AM – 4:50PM 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.
  • All forklifts and shovels are provided by the Institute.

Training Rules & Regulations:

1. Please always carry your Emirates ID, EDI student ID, RTA learning permit while attending the practical training, lectures, and tests.

2. You are requested to report for all your practical training classes on time. You’ll be marked as “ABSENT,” should you fail to report within 10 minutes of your class starting time. Once marked “absent,” you’ll have to take the compensatory class by paying for that particular class.

3. If you wish to temporarily stop your training, you must inform your course in-charge 24 hours before your scheduled training time. If you fail to do so, you’ll be marked as absent for that day.

4. In case your instructor is absent, we will try to arrange some other instructor for that particular class. Should we fail to provide another instructor, we will extend your training accordingly.

5. You must use the MDT card for timely login & logout of your training. Please insert the training card in your training vehicle as soon as your training begins and take it out once the training is over.

Students who register for Shovel driving and Heavy Forklift license course must attend 2 theory lectures available on weekdays and Fridays. Lectures can be attended online (e-lectures) in English, Urdu or Arabic or at the main centers in Al Qusais or Al Quoz centers. 

Please note that all students have to bring their Registration Card (MDT), RTA Training Book and Learning Permit for the lecture attendance.

  • Lecture 1 : Traffic Sign
  • Lecture 2 : Final
Rules of Attendance
  • Please ensure you have attended all 8 lectures before you book your theory test. Now you can also take e-Lecture (online lecture) in English. Click here to see the user guide.
  • Click here for 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 RIS service can be availed?

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

Fees: An additional fee of AED 400/- will be charged for availing this service apart from the regular exam fee of AED 310.

Remember to:

  • Obtain your RTA learners permit prior to your first driving lesson and carry it with you throughout the training period. Renew the permit once it expires. Ensure to carry Emirates ID, EDI student ID, RTA learning permit.
  • 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.

Heavy Forklift

Name of Test

Examined by

Ways to apply

Note

Test 1: RTA Signal Test

RTA

EDI main centers (test dept.)

  • The test can be booked from 8 am to 4:15 pm; Saturday to Thursday only at the main centers (Al Qusais or Al Qouz).
  • The test center will be based on the location chosen at the time of registration.

Test 2: Assessment Test

EDI

EDI call center & main centers

  • The test can be attended at the main center Al Qusais or Al Quoz.
  • Please arrive 30 mins earlier than the test time at the respective training center

Test 3: RTA Road test

RTA

EDI main centers
(Test Department)

  • The test can be attended based on the RTA availability at Al Qusais or Al Quoz center.
  • Extra charge applies for attending the test on Saturday.
  • Please arrive 30 mins earlier than the test time at the respective training center.
Shovel
Name of Test Examined by Ways to apply Note
Test 1: RTA Signal Test RTA EDI Al Qusais main center (test dept.) The test can be booked from 8 am to 4:15 pm; Saturday to Thursday only at the Al Qusais center.
Test 2: Assessment Test EDI EDI call center & main centers
  • The test can be attended at the Al Qusais main center. 
  • Please arrive 30 mins earlier than the test time at the respective training center
Test 3: RTA Road test RTA EDI Al Qusais main centers
(Test Department)
  • The test can be attended based on the RTA availability at Al Qusais
  • Extra charge applies for attending the test on Saturday.
  • Please arrive 30 mins earlier than the test time at the respective training center.