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 CSCS Health, Safety & Environment Test. There are 150 CSCS test centres nationwide including in Southampton.
What to Expect in the Test
Before taking the CSCS exam, staff must verify your identity and make sure you are scheduled to take the exam at that time. They will then need to take a picture of you (for security reasons). The test consists of 50 multiple-choice questions and lasts 45 minutes. Upon completion, you will receive a certificate with your test results.
If you fail the exam, you can enrol in another exam three days after the first exam. It is also recommend that you purchase study materials to help you prepare for retaking the test. Study materials for the test can be found here
It is strongly recommended that you use these materials, especially if you fail on your first try. Studying greatly increases the likelihood of passing results. If you wish to register to retake the exam, please follow this link
and provide the requested information.
What to Take With You
You must bring a valid ID with you on the day of the CSCS test. Otherwise, you will not be able to take the exam. Valid proof of identity is your UK driving license or passport.
If you do not have one of these identification documents, you can bring alternative forms of identification. These include a trade union card, UK Armed Forces card, EU country ID, recent bank statement, social security card, or credit or debit card.
For more information on allowed identifiers, please click here
and see our frequently asked questions.
What to Do Before Going to the Test Centre
It is strongly recommend that you take time to study for the CSCS test before arriving on test day. If you need help with the review materials, you can find resources at this link
How Do I Book a Test?
If you would like to register for the Southampton CSCS Exam, simply follow this link
and complete our online form. You will be asked to provide basic information for registration. We will send the date and time of the test to the e-mail address provided by you. This information usually arrives within 24 hours.