Applying for CSCS cards
CSCS card applicants need to prove they have the training and qualifications required to carry out their job and apply for the correct card for their occupation. The requirements can be checked by using the online cardfinder which will also confirm which type of CITB Health, safety and environment test needs to be passed.
Please Note: Individuals applying for a CSCS card on behalf of someone else must ensure that the applicant is present when calling us so they can provide consent.
CSCS cards cost £30 and the separate CITB Health, safety and environment test costs £19.50. There are organisations that offer card application services. If you are being charged more than £30 for a card or £19.50 for a CITB Health, safety & environment test, check that you understand what additional services you will receive.
Here is a helpful video guide to the application process:Video by CITB
To apply for a CSCS card
1. Pass the appropriate level CITB Health, safety and environment Test for your occupation. Find out which test you need to take by using the online cardfinder.
2. If you need to have passed a qualification to apply for a CSCS card please send a copy of your qualification to firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out which qualifications you need for your occupation by using the online cardfinder.
3. Call 0344 994 4777 and pay £30 using a credit or debit card. Your CSCS card will be posted out to you on the next working day.
Alternatively you can download an application form, complete it and return it with the required documentation and payment. Please note that postal applications can take up to 15 days.
Most cards arrive at their requested destination within 20 days of application. If your card has not been delivered to your requested destination within five weeks of your application, please contact CSCS. After 90s days your application will be considered closed and a further payment of £30 will be required to reprocess an application.
If you are an employer applying for multiple CSCS cards, please see the Employer Applications page.