What is a CSCS card?
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.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply for a CSCS card you need to prove you have the competence to carry out your job 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.
If the card is for you, once you have passed the CITB¬†Health, Safety and Environment test please¬†call the CSCS Helpline on 0844 576 8777 and choose¬†option 1.¬† Our team will¬†advise you about what sort of card you should apply for and any training you¬†need to undertake.¬† Before you call¬†please ensure you have a credit or debit card to pay for the card and your current or previous employer‚Äôs details including contact name, full address and telephone number.¬† You will receive your card within 10¬†working days.
If you know which card you need to apply for you can¬†download an application form, complete it and return it with the required documentation and payment.¬† Once all the required information has been received, you should receive your card¬†within 20 working days.
If you are an employer you can complete the¬†CSCS Employer Application Form and e-mail it to us.¬† Plese check the information o all of the tabs on this form to ensure that the cards you are applying for are available using form.¬† We will aim to contact the person named on the form within 10¬†working days to collect payment and resolve any queries.
THERE ARE COMPANIES WHICH WILL OFFER TO PROVIDE CARD APPLICATION AND TEST BOOKING SERVICES.¬† BEFORE USING THEM CHECK WHAT THEY WILL CHARGE AND WHETHER YOU ARE HAPPY WITH THIS COST.