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CSCS Red Card 

 

Important Information:

CSCS Cards Qualifications/Training required prior to take Test & Card How long valid for?

Apprentice

Must confirm that you are registered for an apprenticeship using one of the following:

  • A letter from the Managing Agency of your apprenticeship, confirming your registration & qualifications
  • A letter from your Apprenticeship Training Provider, confirming your registration & qualifications

 

4 years & 6 months (cannot be renewed)

Experienced worker (Temporary card)

Must have:

 

  • Passed the relevant CITB Health, Safety & Environment Test (within the past 2 years)
  • Registered for the relevant Construction Related NVQ or SVQ
1 year (cannot be renewed)
Experienced Technician, Supervisor or Manager

Must have:

  • On the job experience (at least one year within the last 3)
  • A non-member of an approved Professional Body
  • Registered for the relevant construction related NVQ or SVQ
  • Passed the CITB Health, Safety & Environment Test (within the past 2 years) 
3 years (cannot be renewed)
Trainee (Technical, Supervisory or Management)

Must have:

  • Registered for a qualification that leads to a skilled CSCS Card (normally a NVQ or SVQ)
  • Completed the appropriate CITB Health, Safety & Environment Test
5 years (cannot be renewed)
Provisional

Must have:

  • Passed the CITB Health, Safety & Environment Test (within the past 2 years) 
6 months (cannot be renewed)

 

CSCS Cards CSCS Card Type CSCS Test Name Check Availability
CSCS Red Card - Apprentice

Operatives Test

CSCS Red Card - Experienced worker (Temporary card)

Operatives Test

CSCS Red Card - Experienced Technician, Supervisor or Manager

Specialist Test

OR

Managers & Professionals Test

CSCS Red Card - Trainee (Technical, Supervisory or Management)

Operatives Test

CSCS Red Card - Provisional

Operatives Test

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