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 CSCS Health, Safety & Environment Test. There are 150 CSCS test centres nationwide including in Ballymena.
What to Expect in the Test
The CSCS test is a 50-question exam, all multiple-choice. You will have 45 minutes to complete the exam. Once completed, you will receive your certificate of achievement that explains your test results.
In the event that you fail the exam, you can always enrol to take it again in three days. It is strongly advised that you buy revision materials to help you properly prepare for the retake.
The CSCS test study materials are available at this link
. When you take the time to learn what’s in the test, you will have a much better chance of earning passing results.
Do you need to register to take the exam, either for the first time or for your retake? You can do so by following this link
What to Take With You
You must present a valid form of ID in order to take the CSCS test (sorry; no exceptions). Acceptable forms of identification are as follows:
- UK driving license
Don’t have either? You may bring two alternative forms of identification, including:
- British Armed Forces Card
- National Insurance Card
- Credit Card Debit Card
- Paper Driving License
- Inland Revenue Card
- UK Travel Document
- Proof of Age Card
- Trade Union Card
- Work ID Card
To view a full list of approved secondary IDs, please follow this link
and scroll down to “What Identification do I need to take on the day?” There, you will find all of the forms that you can take with you on test day.
What to Do Before Going to the Test Centre
Those who fail the CSCS test typically do so because they did not study beforehand. To review the study material for the exam, please click here
. This material is likely to help raise your score and is strongly recommended for anyone taking the CSCS test.
How Do I Book a Test?
Are you ready to book your CSCS test in Ballymena? Please click here
to complete our online registration form. Once submitted, you will receive the date and time of your test via the email address that you provided. You should get this email within 24 hours.