10 Key Questions About Forklift License In Malaysia

1) What is the Class “F” license?

“F” license is to drive “forklift”.

2) Do driving institutes in Malaysia cater for such as license?

Unfortunately, as far as I know, No.

3) Then, how am I to secure this license?

You have to take the Class H (tractor) license.

4) Can “H” license drive a forklift?

Certainly, you can.

5) What’s the cost of taking a “H” license? Is it costly?

The difference between a “F” license and a “H” license is minimal.

6) What are the things one will be taught then?

Basically, you are taught how to handle the tractor, parking and controlling the tractor’s shoveling, digging and pushing gravel maneuvers.

7) What requirements are needed for one to take up such a course?

First, you have to pass the Highway Code.

If you already possesses a B2, D or Class E license, then you’ll be exempted from taking the Highway Code test.

8) Has one to attend the 6 Hour Theory course?

The answer is No!

Take out a new “L” immediately.

9) When one has passed the class “F” license, can it be joined with my present license?

Yes. Payment remains the same. RM30 per year.

10) When taking out a new “L”, what are the things one needs?

You’ll need:

a) MyKad photostat.

b) 2 pieces coloured photos.

c) Your photostat license.

Above are some questions and answers which should provide you the information that you’ll need in order to secure the “F” (forklift) license.

By | 2017-05-17T08:37:24+08:00 July 23rd, 2009|Tractor License|20 Comments

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  1. Cheong January 14, 2013 at 9:31 am - Reply

    Can foreign worker take the license for the Forklift ? what document need to prepare and how is the procedure? Appreciate the help. Thanks.

    • Cikgu Yap January 22, 2013 at 1:13 pm - Reply

      Foreigners can take forklift license.

  2. Faizal April 7, 2014 at 11:08 am - Reply

    I have B2 & D driving licence, how much average cost in Malaysia to take forklift licence?.
    How long hours need to practice before test?

    • Cikgu Yap April 11, 2014 at 1:27 pm - Reply

      Read carefully my article. You’ll get the answer there.

  3. LEE CHEE HWA June 25, 2014 at 11:39 pm - Reply

    i looking to take a forklift license but don’t know where can get it.
    can you help me ?

    • Cikgu Yap June 29, 2014 at 5:13 pm - Reply

      For forklift license, most institutes provide H (tractor) licence.

  4. Choo July 29, 2014 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    So can foreigners take tractor license as well? I went to perfect driving school but they are not perfect anyway. The staff told me they do not have H license course. Do u have any recommended institute around puchong?

    • Cikgu Yap August 2, 2014 at 10:58 am - Reply

      Our institute might not be perfect, but we cater for H licenses.

      • allen chong September 25, 2014 at 1:44 pm - Reply

        Hi, i would like to get a forklift licence. who can i look for?

        • Cikgu Yap September 30, 2014 at 2:26 pm - Reply

          Ideally, get H (tractor) license. It allows you to handle forklifts too.

  5. Yoganathan December 3, 2014 at 12:17 pm - Reply


    This question might be a bit out of topic but if anyone could be in assistance, that would be great.

    What if i already have a fork lift license from South Korea and i want to change it to Malaysian “F” license. Is this possible? Do i need to take extra tests again in Malaysia

    Thank you in advance.

    • Cikgu Yap December 5, 2014 at 10:43 am - Reply

      As per rules of conversion of foreign licenses here, no reason your forklift license cannot be used here.

  6. frank tan March 25, 2015 at 7:49 am - Reply

    a JPJ license is necessary if the employee need to drive the forklift outside the compound of the company which comes under the purview of JPJ..within the compound it will be under JKKP

    • Cikgu Yap March 27, 2015 at 1:13 pm - Reply

      Your suggestion absolutely correct.

  7. suhandono May 18, 2017 at 2:52 pm - Reply

    I work in pos aviation as a forklift driver but with category j, what is a category j ??

    • Cikgu Yap May 20, 2017 at 10:08 am - Reply

      Sorry, I am not familiar with Category J also.

  8. siew March 8, 2019 at 10:51 am - Reply

    Do we required a forklift license F to drive Forklift 2.5ton or just a certificate of attendence will . The driver already have license for car and motorbyte

  9. karl May 9, 2019 at 2:04 pm - Reply

    Hello There,
    i’ve plan to get the license for forklift, anyone has a contact who run this service?

    • Cikgu Yap May 9, 2019 at 8:27 pm - Reply

      Hunt for institute that provides services to test “H”, with H licence, you can drive forklift.

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