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Provisional (temporary only)

The Provisional card is for individuals working through probationary periods while employers assess their suitability for employment. It lasts for six months and is not renewable.

You can only apply for a provisional card if you have not held a CSCS card before and this card can only be applied for once. Before it expires, Provisional card holders should achieve or be registered for a recognised construction related qualification and apply for the appropriate CSCS card for their job.

Applicants must have passed the CITB Health, Safety and Environment test within the past two years.

How to apply

Log in to CSCS Online. Online applications are quick, easy and secure.

Once approved, cards should arrive within five working days.

Further information

Those with construction related qualifications awarded outside of the UK, not currently recognised by CSCS, should contact Ecctis to apply for an Industry Skills Statement.

Certain occupations are not covered by CSCS and are instead covered by members of the CSCS Alliance – the 38 card schemes that display the CSCS logo.