How to Get Scissor Lift Certification | IT Field Tech Tips | Make Money as a Freelance IT Tech

In this video I share tips on how to get a Scissor or Boom Lift Certification as well as some general information that will help you improve your Field Nation and Workmarket profiles.

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Great training videos on Scissor and Boom Lifts:
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Close up instructions on controls of Genie

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Video Transcript:

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Did you know that if you want to excel
as an independent I.T.

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field tech, one of the things
that a lot of the clients are going to

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require is a lift certification
for running a scissor or a boom lift.

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Hi, my name is Michael and I’m with Field
Tech Academy, and I help technicians

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learn how to become independent field
techs in the IT industry.

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Let me show you what I found out
about getting a scissor and boom lift

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certification and how easy it can be.

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I’m also going to include
in the description

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three different YouTube video links that
go into a lot more detail and specifics

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about how to actually drive and operate
the lift.

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The first video link is incredibly detailed
and very educational,

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so you understand all the operation
points of the scissor lifts.

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The other two links are more specific
to the controls and show

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more close up
views of the actual control boxes.

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So you really understand
how to make it lift, how to make it lower,

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how to make it turn, how to make it drive.

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So I would take a look at those links

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and hopefully those will help
you as well in your journey

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to become certified on a scissor
and boom lift.

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Many field nation and market buyers
require a lift certification

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to do certain types of jobs.

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And there’s a lot of direct clients
that I work with that required it as well.

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There’s a very easy way
to obtain a lift certification.

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This website I will put a link to it
in the description of the video

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so you can jump right to it.

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This certification is only $20.

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Very affordable way to do it.

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if you have never actually driven
a boom or a scissor lift,

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then this course is really going
to just be about safety.

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If you need to know how

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to actually physically drive
a lift, I would really recommend that you get

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physically comfortable with a lift
before you attempt to run one yourself.

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If you can get a service call as a helper
tech on a job

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that requires a scissor lift,
and that’s an even more beneficial way

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of having someone that is experienced
in driving a lift.

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Show you how it’s done in the real world.

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The beauty of getting a scissor lift

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is that you’re going to get a certificate.

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You’ll be able to use this

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same certificate with any buyer,
any client that you have.

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You just need to send them
a copy of the certification.

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So you’ll spend $20 one time
and it’s good for a year,

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and you can share that same certificate

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with all of your clients
and all of your buyers.

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I hope this information was helpful to you.

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If you found value in it,
please like the video and subscribe

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to the channel for more information
on how to become an independent

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I.T. field tech.

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As always, let’s get you out in the field
making money.

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I’ll see you in the next video.

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