Renew a card

To renew a CSCS card you need to prove you have the appropriate training and qualifications required to carry out your job.  You also need to pass the CITB Health Safety and Environment test.  The test costs £17.50.  The type of work you and your qualifications or membership of professional bodies will determine which type of CSCS card you should apply for and which test you need to pass. You must advise us if you have changed occupation since your existing CSCS card was issued. Use our cardfinder to check which card and test are right for you.

If you are renewing your own card, once you have passed the appropriate CITB Health, Safety and Environment test, please call the CSCS Contact Centre on 0344 994 4777.  Before you ring please ensure you have a credit or debit card to pay £30 for the card and details of your current or previous employer’s details including contact name, company name and telephone number. Your card will usually be dispatched 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 renewals can take more than 25 working days.

Please note that CSCS cards can only be renewed 6 months prior to the expiry date and up to 6 months after the expiry date and that the expiry date of the new card will be as if the card was renewed on time.

If you are an employer you can complete the CSCS Employer Application Form and e-mail it to us.  This will mean that multiple applications can be managed by one person in your organisation and they can be paid for in one transaction.  Please check the information on all sections of this form to ensure that the cards you are applying for are available using this form.  The person named on the form will then be contacted so that payment may be collected and any queries resolved prior to cards being dispatched.  This process can take more than 30 working days.

THERE ARE COMPANIES WHICH WILL OFFER TO PROVIDE CARD APPLICATION AND TEST BOOKING SERVICES.  BEFORE USING THEM CHECK WHAT THEY WILL CHARGE AND WHETHER YOU ARE HAPPY WITH THIS COST.