Book CITB Test For Joiners CSCS Card

Any Joiner looking to attain their CSCS card will first need to pass the CITB Health, Safety and Environment test for Operatives. This is a mandatory requirement for renewing or obtaining the CSCS Blue Card, officially known as the CSCS Skilled Worker Card.
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About CSCS Cards for Joiners

A Blue Skilled Worker Card showing your certification as a Joiner is a necessity for work on construction sites in the UK. Whether major or minor, public or private, virtually all job sites require that you hold a CSCS card in order to be considered for work and to access the site. A CSCS Blue Card is recognised across the nation and is valid for 5 years. 

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How do I apply for the CSCS card for Joiners?


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 renewable. If you already have an expired blue card, you can renew it within one year of its expiry, as long as you have the correct CITB Health, Safety and Environment test.

Apply to renew your CSCS Blue Card

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How to obtain a CSCS Blue Skilled Worker Card

There are two necessary qualifications to attain for your Blue Skilled Worker card. Firstly, you will need to hold an NVQ Level 2 or equivalent. Many workers attain this through a college diploma.

Additionally, you will need to pass the CITB Health, Safety & Environment test. It is mandatory that anyone applying for a CSCS card also has passed the appropriate CITB test. In the case of a Joiner, this would be the standard CITB Health, Safety & Environment test for Operatives.

About the CITB Test for Joiners CSCS Card

Joiners must take the CITB Health, Safety and Environment test for Operatives. This is the most common test type, consisting of 50 multiple-choice questions. The questions will be focused on basic health, safety, and environmental topics related to construction and are only held at CITB’s approved test centres. You must score at least 45/50 or 90% in order to pass.

Statistics show that the majority who fail their CITB test for Operatives did not adequately revise. It is highly recommended that you prepare in advance with revision in order to pass the test successfully.

Booking your CITB Test for CSCS Joiners Card

Booking your CITB test for Joiners is simple. Use our booking form to fill out your details with ease. Choose ‘Operative Test’, then select the date and test centre of your preference. Once you have securely provided your payment information, your booking details 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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