CSCS Cards

What is CSCS?

CSCS is the leading skills certification scheme within the UK construction industry. These cards act as proof that workers on construction sites are qualified and have the correct training for a specific line of work.

As part of the scheme, a database of those who have achieved or are committed to achieving a construction related qualification is kept. Most principal contractors and major house builders require construction workers on their sites to hold a valid CSCS card, even though it is not a legislative requirement.

How do I renew CSCS Card?

There are a few simple steps to take to renew your CSCS card. You will need to demonstrate you have the correct training and qualifications needed for your particular job role, and you need to pass the CITB Health Safety and Environment Test.

The type of test you do and the qualifications you need to demonstrate will depend on which CSCS card you are applying for. This, in turn, will depend on your qualifications, job role, and any professional body membership you might have. If, therefore, you change job role, you will need to seek advice as you might need to change your CSCS card. Use the CSCS cardfinder to check which card and test are right for you.

You can order your card directly with the CSCS Contact Centre on 0344 994 4777.

Please note that CSCS cards can only be renewed 6 months prior to the expiry date and up to 6 months after the expiry date and that the expiry date of the new card will be as if the card was renewed on time.

CSCS Labourer (Green Card)

At Construction Training Assessments, this card is available subject to either:

  • Achievement of a Level 1 Award in Health & Safety in a construction environment
  • Achievement of a CITB Health & Safety Awareness Course (HSA)

The CSCS Labourer (Green Card) card is valid for five years.

All applicants must pass the CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test within two years.


CSCS Skilled Worker (Blue Card)

At Construction Training Assessments, this card is available subject to either:

  • Achievement of a Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Associated Industrial Services Occupations (Construction) – Passive Fire Protection
  • Achievement of a Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Cladding Occupations (Construction) – Roof Sheeting and Cladding
  • Achievement of a Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services – Construction Operations – General Construction
  • Achievement of a Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services – Construction Operations – Structural Concreting
  • Achievement of a Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Erection of Precast Concrete (Construction) – Cladding
  • Achievement of a Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Steelfixing Occupations (Construction)
  • Achievement of a Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Interior Systems (Construction) – Dry Lining Finishing

The CSCS Skilled Worker (Blue Card) card is valid for five years.

All applicants must pass the CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test within two years.


CSCS Site Supervision (Gold Card)

At Construction Training Assessments, this card is available for supervisor occupations subject to either:

  • Achievement of an L3 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Work Supervision (Construction)
  • Achievement of an L4 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Supervision – Building and Civil Engineering

The CSCS Site Supervision (Gold Card) card is valid for five years.

All applicants must pass the Supervisors CITB Health, Safety & Environment Test within two years.


CSCS Management (Black Card)

At Construction Training Assessments, this card is available for manager occupations subject to either:

  • Achievement of an L6 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Management – Building and Civil Engineering
  • Achievement of an L6 NVQ Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations Management – General

The CSCS Management (Black Card) card is valid for five years.

All applicants must pass the CITB Managers and Professionals Health, Safety and Environment Test within two years.