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 Luton.
What to Expect in the Test
Before you take the CITB exam, the staff will need to verify your identity and ensure that you are on the schedule to take the test. Then, for security, you need to have your picture taken.
The test consists of 50 multiple-choice questions and takes 45 minutes. Upon completion, you will receive the test result certificate.
If you fail the exam, you can register for the next exam three days after the first exam. We also recommend that you purchase materials to help you prepare for the retake. You can find revision material at this link
It is strongly recommended that you use these materials, especially if you fail the first time. This greatly increases the probability of obtaining a passing score. If you need to register to retake the exam, follow this link
and provide the appropriate information.
What to Take With You
Please bring a valid ID on the day of the exam. Otherwise, you will not be able to take the CITB test. A valid proof of identity is your UK driving license or passport.
If you don’t have one of these IDs, you may bring alternate forms of identification. These include your Trade Union card, British Armed Forces card, EU Country ID, recent bank statement, National Insurance card, or your credit or debit card.
If you would like more information on allowed IDs, please click here
and explore the FAQ.
What to Do Before Going to the Test Centre
It is strongly recommended that you take the time to study for the test before you arrive. If you need help with revision material, you can find the information at this link
How Do I Book a Test?
If you want to register for the CITB Luton exam, just click this link
and fill out our form. We only need some basic information to get you registered.How Do You Know Which Test You Need to Do?
The prerequisite for many construction sites in the UK is a CSCS card. To get a CSCS card, you will need to do a CITB Health, Safety and Environment test. Whilst there are dozens of CSCS cards, there are only three CITB tests. You need to make sure that the CITB test that you undertake is the right one for your card.
Check below to make sure your CITB test goes with the CSCS card you are after.
If you are hoping to get a green card for a labouring position OR a provisional Red card for work on a construction site, you will need to do the Operatives test.
If you are looking to get a Red card for an apprenticeship or as a trainee or experienced worker OR a Blue card for skilled workers OR a Gold Card as an Advanced worker or a Supervisor then you will need to do a Specialist test.
If you are needing a Red Card as a technical worker, supervisor or manager OR White card for academic or professional roles OR a Black Card as a Manager, then you will need to do the Managers or Professionals test.
Some Advice to Give You the Best Chance of Passing
The test is not particularly hard providing that you study for it. It’s best to get hold of some high-quality revision material and put together a revision plan before your exam.
The test is multi-choice and done on a touch screen computer at our Luton testing centre. You will have time to get used to the system before beginning the 50 multi-choice question test. You will have 45 minutes to complete it.
Again, please study for this test so that you don’t delay the time it takes to get your CSCS card, and we can help you get working on a UK construction site ASAP!