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 Staines.
What to Expect in the Test
When you arrive, the staff will need to check your ID, confirm that you have arranged to take the exam, and then take your photo for your safety purposes. The test itself takes 45 minutes and includes 50 multiple-choice questions. Upon completion, you will receive a certificate revealing your results
If you fail, you may register for the next exam three days after the first exam. You are advised to buy revision materials to help prepare you for the retake exam.
The revision material can be found by following this link
. It is strongly recommended that you use these materials, especially if you fail the first test. Doing so will increase the probability of getting a passing score.
If you need to register to retake the exam, you may do so here
. Simply provide the requested information to re-apply.
What to Take With You
The most important thing to carry with you is an acceptable form of identification. Without one, you won’t be able to take the exam. No exceptions. A valid ID includes either your UK driving license or passport.
If you have neither, you may bring two alternative forms of identification. Acceptable alternates include:
● British Armed Forces card
● National Insurance card
● Recent bank statement
● Credit or debit card
● EU Country ID card
● Trade Union card
What to Do Before Going to the Test Centre
Most people who fail the CITB test did so because they didn’t study beforehand. If you need review material to help improve your score, click here
. This material can significantly raise your score, so give it a try if you want to improve your likelihood of passing.
How Do I Book a Test?
If you are ready to book your CITB exam in Staines, please click here
. You will be redirected to our online form. There, simply fill out and submit the requested information to schedule your exam. We will then email you a time and date to take your test.