Book CITB Test For Engineer CSCS Card

In order to apply for a CSCS card, you must first complete the relevant CITB Health, Safety and Environment test. The card and test you require might vary depending on your qualifications, but most applicants will need to take the standard CITB Health, Safety and Environment test for Operatives. 
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About CSCS Card for Engineer

It is highly recommended that you have a CSCS card certifying your qualifications as an Engineer. The type of card you will need is dependent on your qualifications. Generally, if you have an NVQ Level 2 you will be eligible for the CSCS Blue Skilled Worker Card, an NVQ Level 3 will enable you to apply for a CSCS Gold Advanced Craft Card; you will need to research your qualification to find the right card for your needs. Both cards are valid for 5 years and are recognised all over the UK.

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How do I apply for the CSCS card for Engineer?


Complete an appropriate qualification for the CSCS Blue or Gold card.


Book your CITB Health, safety and environment test for Operatives.


Apply for your CSCS Card.
If you already possess a renewable CSCS Skilled Worker or Advanced Craft Card, you can renew this with a valid CITB test score report provided that it has been under a year since its expiry.

Apply to Renew Your CSCS Blue Skilled Worker or Gold Advanced Craft Card.

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How to obtain an Engineer CSCS Card

There are two qualifications you need to apply for a CSCS card for an Engineer. Those applying for a CSCS Blue Card will need an NVQ Level 2, and anyone applying for the CSCS Gold Advanced Craft Card will need an NVQ Level 3 (or an approved alternative for either qualification). These qualifications may be completed as college diplomas.

Additionally, you will need to pass the CITB Health, safety and environment test for Operatives. This can be completed at your local, CITB-approved test centre and the results will be valid for 2 years.

About the CITB Test for Engineer CSCS Card

The CITB Health, Safety and Environment test is a prerequisite to any CSCS card application. The CITB Operatives test is formed of 50 multiple choice questions, designed to test your knowledge on the basics of health, safety and environmental construction topics.

In order to pass, you will need a score of at least 90% or 45/50. Tests can only be taken at centres approved by CITB, and the results will be valid for 2 years after your test date. Statistics show that the majority of those who fail their CITB test are those that did not prepare with revision. Studying in advance of your test is crucial for your success.

Booking your CITB Test for Engineer Card

It’s easy to book your CITB test for your Engineer CSCS card. Using our simple booking form, fill in your details and choose the ‘Operative Test’. You can then select the testing centre and dates of your preference. Once you have completed this, you can securely provide your payment details. Your booking information will then 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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