Reviewed CITB HS&E Test ID Policy

by UK Construction Cards

Posted on September 30, 2021

The CITB photo ID policy has recently been updated. All photo ID must now be IN DATE on the day of your test where previously this could have been accepted if up to 6 months out of date. When booking your test date please ensure your photo ID will be in date on the day of your test.

Important information
All documents presented by the candidate as identification must:
• be originals (no photocopies or digital copies)
• be in date (valid) at the time of being provided (not expired)
• be in the candidate’s name (which must match the name on the test booking)*
*Candidates must provide additional evidence if their name has changed since the ID document was issued.

This additional evidence must be original and show a clear link between the name shown on the candidate’s ID and their current name, such as a marriage or civil partnership certificate, a decree absolute or decree nisi papers or a deed poll.

Candidates will not be admitted for a test if the required forms of ID are not provided and the test fee will not be reimbursed.

Primary ID
Candidates must provide one form of Primary ID. The Primary ID must include the candidate’s:
• full name
• a recognisable photograph
• signature

Choose one of the following:

Passport (UK or International)
Photocard Driving Licence (UK or European)
Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) or Biometric Residence Card (BRC)

If candidates do not have the required form of Primary ID, they may present two forms of Secondary ID. This must include one from List A and one from List B.

List A
Non-UK/Non-EU Photocard Driving Licence
Passport without Signature
European National Identity Card
CitizenCard or other proof of age card showing the PASS hologram
Young Scot Card showing the PASS hologram
CSCS card or CSCS Partner card showing the CSCS Logo (Hologram)
UK Armed Forces ID card
UK Armed Forces Veteran ID Card
UK Home Office Travel Document

List B
Credit Card
Debit Card
UK Paper Driving Licence (issued before 31st March 2000)

HS&E Test ID Waiver form

Only to be used in EXCEPTIONAL circumstances where the candidate cannot provide the required Primary or Secondary ID The HS&E Test ID Waiver Form must include a countersigned photograph of the candidate and their signature. Further guidance can be found on the letter attached to the HS&E Test ID Waiver Form. To request an ID waiver form, email with your booking number.


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