The CSCS card is a way to verify that people working on construction sites have the appropriate knowledge and training. This helps prevent on-the-job mishaps that endanger everyone’s health and safety. You obtain a CSCS card by taking the CITB Health, Safety & Environment Test. There are 150 CITB test centres nationwide including in Aberdeen.
What to Expect in the Test
Upon arrival, the Aberdeen on-site staff will first need to check your ID and confirm that you’re scheduled to take the test at that time. And for safety purposes, your photo will be taken.
The test consists of 50 multiple-choice questions and takes 45 minutes to complete. Once you’ve finished the exam, you will get a certificate showing your results.
In the event that you fail, you may enrol to take the exam again in three days. It is advised that you invest in revision materials to help you prepare for the retake.
You can find these study materials at this link
. Again, you are encouraged to use these resources, especially if you fail to pass the test on your first take. By taking the time to learn what’s in the test, you have a much greater chance of getting passing results.
Are you ready to register to take the exam? Or perhaps you already took the exam but failed and need to re-register. Please follow this link
to get started.
What to Take With You
A valid ID is required in order to take the CITB exam. Without a valid ID card, you won’t be able to take the test. The accepted forms of identification are as follows:
- UK driving license
If you don’t have the necessary identification, you will need to bring two other documents that prove your identity. These include:
- Non-UK Driving License Passport without signature
- CITB Scheme Card Student
- British Armed Forces Card
- ID Card Citizen Card
- EU Country ID Card
- Proof of Age Card
- Trade Union Card
- Young Scots Card
- Work ID Card
For a complete list of accepted secondary IDs, please follow this link
and scroll down to “What Identification do I need to take on the day?”
What to Do Before Going to the Test Centre
All candidates should take time to revise the applicable study materials before taking the CITB test. Of those who failed the exam, nearly ¾ neglected to study for it. To ensure that you are adequately prepared, click here
for an overview.
How Do I Book a Test?
To book the CITB test in Aberdeen, click here
and fill out our online form. Within 24 hours, you should receive via email the date of your test and its start time.