To apply for a CSCS card you need to prove you have the competence to carry out your job. 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.
You will also need to pass the CITB Health Safety and Environment Test. There are different types of test and you can find out which test is the right one for you here. The test costs £17.50. There are companies that offer test administration services for an additional charge. Please ensure you are happy with these charges before using them. There is more information about booking the test here or you can call 0344 994 4488.
To apply for a single CSCS card you need to pass the Health, Safety and Environment test and then call the CSCS Helpline on 0844 576 8777. Our team will be able to advise you about what sort of card you should apply for and any training you will need to undertake. Before you ring please ensure you have a credit or debit card to pay £30 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 5 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 documents required. Once all the required information has been received, your card will be sent to you within 20 working days.
If you are an employer applying for one or more cards you can complete the Employer Application Form and e-mail it to us. We will aim to contact the person named on the form using the phone number supplied within 5 working days to collect payment and resolve any queries. The cards will be sent to the address supplied on the form within 7 working days .
If you have any questions please contact us.