CSCS – The Construction Skills Certification Scheme


CSCS - The Construction Skills Certification Scheme

Most contractors and clients require proof that workers have appropriate training and qualifications relevant to the construction role they will be carrying out on site.  This can be demonstrated by holding a relevant CSCS card.   The card lists the holder’s qualifications; it also shows they have health and safety awareness.  Cards issued based on a recognised construction qualification are valid for 5 years and can be renewed upon re-application.  Temporary card types with varying validity periods are also available for individuals working towards a recognised construction qualification, or working through a probationary period (Provisional).  For more information please visit:

CSCS cards can be checked using CSCS Smart Check.  Find out more about the card checking app here:-


How to Apply for a CSCS Card

For information on how to apply for a CSCS Card and finding the right card for you, please visit



CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test Requirements for a CSCS Card

The CITB HSE test is owned and managed by CITB.  If you have any queries relating to the test, please contact CITB directly (tel: 0344 994 4488) or visit their website:-