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Renew a card

The quickest way to renew your card is via the CSCS online application service.

If you already have an account, please login and apply for your renewal.

If you have not already done so, we recommend that you create a CSCS online account by visiting the Applying for cards page and follow the steps on the screen.

If you do not have an online account, then please call 0344 994 4777 (8am to 6pm Monday to Friday).

Important note: Labourer, Academically Qualified Person (AQP) and Professionally Qualified Person (PQP) cards cannot be renewed. Holders of these cards are required to apply for a new card rather than apply to renew an existing card. Further information on these cards can be found on the “new, not renew” page.

What you need to do

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 £22.50.

The type of work you do, your qualifications or your membership of a professional body 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.

CSCS cards can only be renewed 6 months prior to, and up to 6 months after, the expiry date printed on the card. The expiry date of a renewed CSCS card will be the expiry date of the original CSCS card plus the lifespan of the card. Full terms and conditions can be found here.

If you are an employer looking to renew multiple cards, please see the employer applications page.