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All Industry Accreditation (IA) cards issued from 1st Jan 2020 will expire on 31st Dec 2024 and cannot be renewed using IA. For further information and details on the support available to IA cardholders, visit

You can apply for this card if you have either:

Achieved a construction related NVQ/SVQ level 2 or SVQ at SCQF level 5.


Completed an apprenticeship, such as an Employer sponsored apprenticeship, a City and Guilds Craft Certificate (CGLI) or a CSCS Approved Apprenticeship Standard.

If you do not have these qualifications, but you are experienced in your job and have registered for a qualification applicable to your occupation, you may apply for an Experienced Worker Card.

All applicants must have passed the CITB Health, Safety and Environment test within the last 2 years, at the relevant level for the occupation being applied for. To find out which level of test is required please use our Card Finder.

This card is valid for five years.

Visit the Card Finder for further detailed information on making an application for these occupations.

The quickest and most convenient way to apply for a CSCS card is via our online application service.

If you already have an account, please login and start your application today.

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

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