To get any CSCS card, you first must have passed the CITB health, safety and environment test at an approved test centre. The test may vary depending on your trade and qualifications, but in most occasions, you will need to pass the "operatives" test. There is some specialist test that may need to be taken for specific job roles and a guide to these tests are below.
We have made booking a test as simple as possible. All you need to do is complete our booking form and when you enter your postcode, we will select the nearest official test centre to you. Alternatively, you can search for a test centre from our find a centre page.
Once you have passed your test you can then apply for your card. If your not sure which card you need then a guide to the available cards is here.
plumbing (JIB) (PLUM)
highway works (HIW)
specialist work at height (WAH)
lifts and escalators (LAEE)
HVACR - heating and plumbing services (HAPS)
HVACR - pipefitting and welding (PFW)
HVACR - ductwork (DUCT)
HVACR - refrigeration and air conditioning (RAAC)
HVACE - services and facilities maintenance
Managerial and Professional (MAP)
Labourer & General Operative
Are you a labourer, bricklayer, carpenter, electrician or general construction site operative? For most construction occupations you will need to apply for a green CSCS card and pass the operatives CITB health and safety test. You must have passed the CITB health safety and environment test within the last 2 years to apply for or renew a CSCS card. If you have not, you can request a test by clicking on the book now button below. This card replaces the Construction Site Operative card (CSO) that has now been withdrawn.
What test do I need? To apply for the green card you will need to pass the "operatives" CITB Health, Safety and environment test.
Valid for: this card is valid for 5 years
Book Green CSCS Card Now
If you have completed an employer sponsored apprenticeship or achieved a construction related NVQ or SVQ level 2, then you can apply for a Blue CSCS card.
What test do I need? You will need to pass the CITB health and safety test relevant to your job role. In most cases, this will be the operatives test but if you are in a specialist role you may require a test matching your occupation (such as working at heights or highway works).
Valid for: This card is valid for 5 years
Book Blue CSCS Card Now
Apprentice, trainee, experienced worker or experienced supervisor or manager.
Red cards are temporary cards issued to apprentices, experienced workers and experienced supervisors or managers while training towards a recognised apprenticeship framework or construction related NVQ or SVQ. You will still need to pass the CITB health safety and environment test within the last 2 years to apply for a card. If you have not done so, click on the book now button below.
What Test do I need? All applicants must pass the CITB Operatives Health, Safety and Environment Test. Construction Professionals in a Supervisory role should take the Supervisors test. Managers should take the Manager and Professionals Test.
valid for: This card is valid for 3 years only and cannot be renewed.
Book Red CSCS Card Now