Book CITB Test For Carpenter CSCS Card

In order to apply for a Carpenter CSCS Card, you will need to first pass the CITB Health, Safety and Environment test for Operatives. This is a mandatory requirement for any Carpenter looking to obtain or renew a CSCS Skilled Worker Card, often known as the CSCS Blue Card.
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About CSCS Cards for Carpenter

In order to be considered for work on virtually any jobsite in the UK, whether major or minor, public or private, you will need a CSCS card certifying your qualifications as a carpenter. A CSCS Blue Card is acknowledged all over the UK and will be valid for 5 years.

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How do I apply for the CSCS card for Carpenter?


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.
A CSCS Skilled Worker card can also be renewed with an up-to-date CITB test score report.

Apply to renew your CSCS Blue Card

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How to obtain a CSCS Blue Skilled Worker Card

You must complete at least two qualifications in order to be eligible for a CSCS Skilled Worker Card. Firstly, you will need a NVQ Level 2 or equivalent. This could be completed in the form of a college diploma.

In addition to this, you are required to have passed the CITB Health, Safety and Environment test for Operatives in the last 2 years. This can be completed at your local approved CITB test centre. You will need to hold on to the resulting score report in order to apply for your card.

About the CITB Test for Carpenter CSCS Card

The correct CITB Health, Safety & Environment test is a requirement for anyone applying for a CSCS card. For a Carpenter, this would be the standard test for Operatives, consisting of 50 multiple choice questions based around health, safety and environmental topics related to construction.

Tests are only carried out at CITB’s approved test centres, and you will need a score of at least 90% to pass. This means you need to answer 45 of the 50 questions correctly. Statistics show that the majority of people who fail their CITB Operatives test did not sufficiently prepare with revision. It is highly recommended that you revise in advance of your test.

Booking your CITB Test for CSCS Carpenter Card

You can easily book your CITB test for your Carpenter Card using our simple booking form. Just fill out your details and select the ‘Operatives Test’. Once you have completed this, choose the date and time of your preference. You can then securely provide your payment details, and your booking information will arrive within 24 hours.

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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