What is ‘industry accreditation’ or ‘grandfather rights’?

For some types of CSCS card applicants could previously apply based upon experience as evidence of their knowledge. This was known as Grandfather Rights or Industry Accreditation. CSCS no longer accepts card applications by this method.

Use the cardfinder to check what qualifications you need for your occupation in order to apply for a CSCS card.  Alternatively you can call the CSCS Contact Centre on 0344 994 4777. This is a local rate number.  Calls cost 5p per minute from a landline (mobile phones may vary) .

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