You will need:
A scanned copy of your qualification certificate, or proof that you are registered to complete a recognised construction related qualification relevant to your occupation. This will need to be uploaded as part of your application.
The CITB test ID number from your CITB Health, safety and environment (HS&E) test, this can be found at the top of your pass certificate. You must have passed the appropriate test within the last 2 years.
The specific qualifications you must obtain will vary based on the construction site job you perform. To find out the requirements, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Training costs for qualifications in the construction industry can vary among training companies and course locations in the UK. However, there are several financial support options available for both employees and self-employed individuals seeking to obtain qualifications.
Individuals with construction-related academic qualifications should apply for the Academically Qualified Persons (AQP) card, available for specific degrees, HNDs, HNCs, CIOB Certificates, and NEBOSH diplomas. CSCS does not accept academic qualifications for the Black Manager card. The Black Manager card is reserved for those with relevant Construction Management NVQ/SVQ levels 4, 5, 6, or 7, which assess practical skills and knowledge. The two cards represent different qualifications but are issued at equivalent levels. The occupation listed on the reverse of the card is what matters. Both cards may have "Management" listed on the reverse, depending on the qualification.
The test is a multiple-choice assessment focusing on health, safety, and environmental matters in construction. It is available for booking at various locations across the UK. For further information on the test and how to make a booking, please refer to the provided link.
Yes, all applicants must complete the appropriate CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test up to 2 years prior to applying for their CSCS Card.
CSCS has recognized that certain construction-related occupations are more appropriately represented by their Partner Card Schemes. For more details about these Partner Card Schemes, please refer to the provided link.
Route of Entry Green Basic Skills, Construction Related Occupation and Construction Site Operative Card are no longer valid, as CSCS has stopped issuing them.
In 2015 the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) announced (via the Industrial Strategy: Construction 2025) that skills certification card schemes carrying the CSCS logo must operate with nationally recognised qualifications (NVQs or approved equivalents) in place for all occupations.
All Construction Site Visitor cards issued from 3rd September 2018 will expire on 31st August 2020 and CSCS will stop issuing the card from 28th February 2020.
You need to provide us with your full name, date of birth, personal email, mailing address and the qualification certificate that you hold.
When applying for CSCS cards, we provide all the information you need to find the right card for you. Our friendly team will guide you through the process via email, so no need to wait on the phone – it's a simple online service.
When applying for CSCS cards, we provide all the information you need to find the right card for you. Our friendly team will guide you through the process via email or over the phone.
We also offer training options to help you get your new CSCS card quickly, such as the online Health, Safety, and Awareness course for obtaining a CSCS Green Card. For more information, click here.
The price of a CSCS card is £60, which includes the £36 CSCS Card fee, administration fee, and VAT.
The CITB test costs £42, covering the £22.50 CITB exam fee, booking fee, and VAT.
For CSCS Card applications, if you cancel within 45 days of your original application or if we've started processing your application, you'll receive a refund minus a £15 admin fee.
However, if your application was submitted more than 30 days ago or has been completed, no refund can be given. It's essential to ensure you have all the correct documentation before submitting your application.
After receiving all the required documents and details it may take 7 – 15 working days to get your card to your mailing address.
All CSCS cards require specific documents based on the job role and the qualifications you hold.
You can simply fill the online form and select the card type that you currently hold and make the online transactions, then you will receive a duplicate copy of your CSCS Card within a few days.
Yes, you can also book a Green card qualification, which is a mandatory Level 1 health and safety awareness course. If you wish to upgrade your CSCS card and obtain a higher level of qualification, you can book an NVQ Level 2, 3, or 4 qualification, which will allow you to obtain CSCS Blue, Gold, and Black Manager cards. To enquire about any of these kindly contact us on email@example.com