Book CITB Test For Fitter’s Mate CSCS Card

You will need to take the CITB test for Operatives in order to get a CSCS card as a maintenance mechanic. The CITB Health, Safety and Environment Operatives test is required for any Fitter’s Mate 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 Fitter’s Mate

A Blue Skilled Worker Card will enable any Fitter’s Mate to be considered for work on almost every jobsite in the UK - regardless of major or minor, public or private. A CSCS card showing your qualifications is a requirement for most construction sites. The card will be valid for 5 years and is acknowledged across the nation.

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How do I apply for the CSCS card for Fitter’s Mate?


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 renewable - so if you are just looking to renew your card, you will only need to provide your CITB testing result!

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How to obtain a CSCS Blue Skilled Worker Card

There are two qualifications you will need to acquire in order to apply for a CSCS card for a Fitter’s Mate. You will need to pass the CITB Health, Safety, and Environment test for Operatives. You may complete this at your local test centre, and the resulting score report will be valid for 2 years. The CITB test score report is required for applying for your CSCS Blue Skilled Worker Card.

You will also need an NVQ Level 2 Award or an equivalent qualification. There are various ways to obtain this qualification, but the standard route is through college.

About the CITB Test for Fitter’s Mate CSCS Card

The CITB Test is required to apply for any CSCS card. The correct test for a Fitter’s Mate would be the CITB Health, Safety and Environment test for Operatives. This test consists of 50 multiple-choice questions, of which you need to answer 45 correctly in order to pass. Tests are conducted in CITB’s approved testing centres, and the questions will focus on basic health, safety and environmental topics related to construction.

According to statistics, most people who fail the CITB Operatives test for Fitter’s Mate did not revise the material in advance. It is very important that you prepare for the CITB Health, Safety & Environment test with adequate revision.

Booking your CITB Test for CSCS Fitter’s Mate Card

It’s easy to book your CITB Fitter’s Mate Test. Complete our simple booking form by filling in your details and selecting the ‘Operative Test’. Once that has been completed, choose your preferred date and test centre. You will then need to securely provide your payment information. Booking information should then 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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