Book CITB Test For Bricklayer CSCS Card

To obtain a CSCS card for a Bricklayer, you must first pass the CITB Health, Safety and Environment Operatives test. This is required for applying for or renewing your CSCS Skilled Worker Card, often called the CSCS Blue Card.
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About CSCS Cards for Bricklayers

The Blue Skilled Worker card displaying your qualifications as a Bricklayer will enable you to be considered for construction work in the UK. A CSCS card is a requirement for entry to almost all major and minor construction sites in the UK, both of private and public funding. CSCS Skilled Worker cards last for 5 years and are accepted nationally.

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How do I apply for the CSCS card for Bricklayers?


Book in a CITB Health, Safety and Environment Operatives Test at your local test centre.


Complete your NVQ level 2 or equivalent.


Apply for your CSCS Blue Card.
The CSCS Blue Skilled Worker card is a renewable card type. With a CITB testing score report from the past 2 years, you can renew your card so long as it has expired less than a year ago.

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How to obtain a CSCS Blue Skilled Worker Card

There are two necessary qualifications you will need for your CSCS Skilled Worker Card application. Firstly, you will need to pass the CITB Health, Safety, and Environment Operatives test. The test can be completed at the certified test centre of your choice. You will need to keep a copy of your CITB test score report, which is valid for 2 years, for your CSCS Blue Skilled Worker Card application.

Additionally, you need to have completed an NVQ Level 2 Award or an equivalent qualification as a Bricklayer. There are various ways to obtain this qualification, but many applicants will have completed this as a college diploma.

About the CITB Test for Bricklayer CSCS Card

Before you apply for the CSCS card for Bricklayers, it is required that you complete the correct CITB Health, Safety and Environment test. For a Bricklayer, the standard CITB test for Operatives is suitable. CITB tests are carried out only in approved test centres, and are designed to test applicants' basic health, safety and construction environment knowledge with 50 multiple choice questions.

The minimum score needed to pass the Operatives test is 45/50. It is highly recommended that you revise in advance for the CITB Health, Safety & Environment test. As statistics show, the majority of those who fail the CITB test for Bricklayers are those who have not studied in advance of their test.

Booking your CITB Test for CSCS Bricklayer Card

To book your CITB Bricklayer test, use our simple test booking form. Fill in the required details, and select the ‘Operative Test’. You will then be able to choose your preferred test centre and date. FInally, securely provide your payment information. Your booking information should arrive within 24 hours of your purchase. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

CSCS stands for “Construction Skills Certification Scheme”. This programme was initiated in 1995 as a way to prevent unqualified individuals from causing mishaps on construction sites. The programme is credited with making construction sites as a whole significantly safer.

To be eligible for the CSCS Blue Card you must
  • Be at least 16 years of age.
  • Have Level 2 construction related NVQ qualification or equivalent (such as a City and Guilds Craft Certificate).
  • Pass the CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test. 

You can start the process and book your CITB Test here.

There are more than 150 CITB Test Centres nationwide, so there is bound to be one near you. When you book your appointment to take the CITB Operatives test you will be given a chance to choose a test centre in your area. If you want to find the location of CITB Blue Card Test centres you can do so here.

No. However, because the vast majority of construction companies in the UK voluntarily comply with the CSCS programme, having a CSCS Blue Skilled Worker Card is a requirement if you hope to enter most construction sites In the UK.

You can start the process of getting your CSCS Blue Skilled Worker Card by booking your CITB Test here

Once you have satisfied all the requirements and paid the fee your card will be sent to you via the post. It typically takes up to 5-10 working days to arrive, provided you have supplied an accurate address.

If you need to book your Health & Safety Test you can do so here.

Your new CSCS Blue Card will be valid for a period of 5 years from the date of issue. At the end of the 5 year period you will need to renew your CSCS Blue Skilled Worker card by completing another CITB Health & Safety Test and applying for a card renewal.

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