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 Coventry.
Book Your CITB Test in Coventry with Construction Certification
The CSCS Card prevents unqualified individuals from working on UK construction sites. If you hope to have a career in construction today you will not get far without a CSCS Card. To obtain one you must pass the CITB Test.
What to Expect in the Test
You must be on time or you will be turned away. You must also produce an acceptable form of identification and then sit for a security photo. Once the test starts you will have 45 minutes to answer the 50 multiple-choice questions.
What to Take With You
The only thing you must have with you is an approved form of ID. A UK passport or UK driving license with photo and signature are preferred.
If you have neither you can still sit for the test if you can produce 2 alternative forms of ID. Acceptable alternatives include a British Armed Forces Card, a credit or debit card, or a bank statement. You can find a full list of alternate IDs by clicking here
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How do I Book a Test?
Booking your CITB Test in Coventry is easy with our handy online form
.Which CITB Test Should You Take?
To obtain your first CSCS Card or to renew your current card, you will need to have passed the relevant CITB Health, Safety, and Environment Test within the last 2 years.
Although each CSCS Card has its own list of requirements to be met to hold one, passing the CITB Test is the most common requirement that all CSCS Cards have.
It can be quite a challenge to work out which of the 3 levels of CITB Test you need to take to be able to get the CSCS Card you need in order to work in different jobs throughout the UK construction industry.
The following information about each one of the tests will help you decide which one you should take at our Coventry Test Centre to obtain the CSCS Card you need.
The Operatives Test
The Operatives test is the most basic CITB Test.
This is the test you will need to take if you are looking to get a CSCS Green Card so you can work as a Labourer or a CSCS Red Card to allow you to temporarily work on a construction site for academic or professional reasons.
Despite being the most basic CITB Test, you will still need to revise and sufficiently prepare to pass.
The Specialist Test
The Specialist Test is the test that skilled workers such as Plumbers, Electricians, and Pipe Fitters need to pass in order to obtain a CSCS Blue Card or Red Card.
For skilled workers who will be taking on a supervisory role on a construction site, the Specialist Test also allows them to obtain a CSCS Gold Card.
The Managers or Professionals Test
This is the highest level CITB Test and goes into much more detail about the topics covered in the other 2 tests.
Typically, the people taking the Managers or Professionals Test are those who will be taking more senior positions on a construction site.
By passing this test, you will be able to hold a CSCS Black Card (Managerial), Red Card (Technical, Supervisory, or Managerial), or White Card (Academic or Professional).