CSCS stands for Construction Skills Certification Scheme. The CSCS card serves as proof of competence in the industry and will provide the contractor with information regarding your Health, Safety & Environment Test results as well as any qualifications you have in your occupation. There are various cards available under CSCS as well as its affiliate schemes, so whatever you do and whatever qualifications you have, there will definitely be a CSCS card for you.
To apply for a CSCS card, you need to prove that you have the competence to carry out your role and pass the CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test. The type of work you do, how experienced you are and your qualifications or membership of professional bodies will determine which type of CSCS card you should apply for.
There are different types of test and the type of card you are applying for will determine which test is the right one for you. There is more information about the types of cards here. You can book a test on the phone or online, there is more information about the test here.
Once you have passed the CITB Health, Safety and Environment test, call the CSCS Helpline on 0844 576 8777 and choose option 1. The team will advise you about what sort of card you should apply for and any training you need to undertake. Before you call, ensure you have a credit or debit card to pay for the card and your current or previous employer’s details including contact name, full address and telephone number. You will receive your card within 10 working days.
If you are an employer, you can complete the CSCS Employer Application Form and e-mail it to us. Be sure to check the information in all of the tabs on this form to ensure that the cards you are applying for are available using form. They will aim to contact the person named on the form within 10 working days to collect payment and resolve any queries.