Book CITB Test For Decorator CSCS Card

You will need to pass the CITB Health, Safety and Environment test for Operatives in order to attain the CSCS Card for Decorators. The test is mandatory for anyone looking to obtain or renew a CSCS Blue Card, officially known as the CSCS Skilled Worker Card.
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About CSCS Cards for Decorator

You will need a CSCS card certifying your qualifications as a Decorator to work on job sites in the UK, whether major or minor. The CSCS Blue Skilled Worker card is recognised for both public and private construction sites, for which it is generally required that you hold a CSCS card to enter and be considered for work. The CSCS Blue Card is valid for 5 years.

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How do I apply for the CSCS card for Decorator?


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 Skilled Worker Card.
The CSCS Blue Skilled Worker card is also renewable; you will only need the CITB Operatives test in order to renew it. 

Apply to renew your CSCS Skilled Worker Card

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How to obtain a CSCS Blue Skilled Worker Card

There are two necessary qualifications that you will need to apply for your CSCS Blue Skilled Worker card. Firstly, you will need an NVQ Level 2 in Painting and Decorating to certify you as a skilled worker. This may be completed as a college diploma.

You will also need to take the mandatory CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test for Operatives. The result is valid for 2 years and you will need the score report for your blue card application. This can be completed at your local, CITB-approved test centre.

About the CITB Test for Decorator CSCS Card

In order to attain any CSCS card it is required that you take the correct CITB test for your occupation and accompanying qualifications. The CITB Health, Safety, and Environment Operatives test consists of 50 multiple-choice questions. These questions are focused on basic health, safety and environmental topics related to construction. In order to pass, you will need to have answered at least 45 questions correctly. Tests are carried out in CITB’s approved centres.

Statistically, most people who fail their CITB Operatives test did not sufficiently revise. It is important, therefore, that you revise in advance to complete the test successfully.

Booking your CITB Test for CSCS Decorator Card

To book your CITB Decorator Test, simply use our booking form. Fill in your details and select the ‘Operatives Test’. You will then be able to choose your preferred test date and centre, then securely provide your payment information. Your booking information should arrive within around 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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