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 Tongue.
What to Expect in the Test
Upon arrival on test day, you will be asked to show the staff a valid ID. You will then be confirmed that you’re scheduled to take the CSCS exam, followed by getting your picture taken for security purposes.
The exam is 45 minutes and consists of 50 multiple-choice questions. Once completed, you’ll get your certificate of achievement, which shows your test results.
If you don’t pass the first time, you can always register to take the exam again in three days. You should also invest in review materials to help you get ready for your retake.
An overview of the exam that contains study materials can be found at this link
. You are strongly encouraged to use these materials, especially if you are retaking the CSCS test.
Studying beforehand can significantly increase your chances of earning a passing grade. If you need to retake the CSCS exam, you may apply to do so by clicking here
and filling out the form.
What to Take With You
A valid ID is required to take the CSCS exam. If you don’t have a valid ID, you will not be allowed to take the exam (no exceptions). Valid forms of identification include:
- UK driving license
If you have neither, you must provide two alternate forms of ID. Acceptable forms include but aren’t limited to:
- HMRC letter B79 Notification of Discharge Letter
- British Armed Forces Card
- National Insurance Card
- Inland Revenue Card
- UK Travel Document
- Proof of Age Card
- Trade Union Card
- Young Scots Card
- Bank Statement
For a comprehensive list of valid documentation, click here
What to Do Before Going to the Test Centre
You are advised to review your study materials prior to testing. If you would like to purchase the applicable revision material, you can do so by clicking here
How Do I Book a Test?
Are you ready to book a CSCS test in Tongue? To do so, simply click here
and complete the online form. You will be asked to provide some basic information to begin the application process. Within 24 hours, you should receive via email your test date and time.