Which CSCS card Do I Need?

Confused about which CSCS card you need?

The most common card is the green general operative card but depending on your trade or position, you may need to take a specialist or managers test. If you know which card you need then book now or select your card from below.

Green CSCS Card

Green CSCS Card

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 This card replaces the Construction Site Operative card (CSO) that has now been withdrawn.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

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Blue CSCS Card

Blue CSCS Card

Skilled worker

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

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Gold CSCS Card

Gold CSCS Card

Advanced Craft or Supervisory

Have you achieved a construction related NVQ or SVQ level 3 or Construction Related Supervisory NVQ or SVQ level 3 or 4? Then you need a gold card.

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Black CSCS Card

Black CSCS Card


Managers who have an achievement of construction related NVQ/SVQ levels 5, 6 or 7 in the relevant construction management level qualification will require a black card.

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White CSCS Card

White CSCS Card

Academically Qualified Person

Those who have completed certain construction related degrees, HNDs, HNCs, CIOB Certificates and NEBOSH diplomas.

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Red CSCS Card

Red CSCS Card

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.

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How to book your CSCS card test today

Book Your CITB Health & Safety Test for a CSCS Card by following the below steps.

1. Complete our simple booking form.

Quick and easy online booking form, available in multiple languages, all exams covered at UK CITB centres. Secure payments using our payment portal.

2. Receive your appointment

We will check your requested dates against the appointments available to give you the best possible match. Unable to attend on your allocated date? Free rescheduling is available (just email us with your booking number, subject to terms)

3. Attend your exam

Attend your chosen centre on your given date/time and complete your CITB exam. Upon completion you will be given instructions on how to apply for your CSCS card.

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