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CICES continued recognition by CSCS

Published: April 15, 2021

Most people in construction are familiar with Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) cards. It’s the card that provides proof that individuals working on construction sites have the appropriate training and qualifications for the job they do on site.

In most cases applicants are required to achieve a recognised construction related qualification (usually an NVQ or SVQ) as well as pass the Construction Industry Training Board’s health, safety and environment test within the last 2 years.

However, not everyone is aware that CSCS also offer cards for members of certain recognised Professional Bodies. In such instances, applicants for CSCS cards can use their Professional Body membership to prove their competence, rather than the achievement of an N/SVQ or other equivalent qualifications.

CSCS is pleased to announce that members of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES) can use their memberships to apply for a number of different CSCS cards, depending on their level of membership.

Membership level CSCS card available
Student Trainee card
Student members registered onto an Apprenticeship Apprentice card
Affiliate Trainee card
Associate Trainee card
Associate (qualified through the recognised Level 3 Apprenticeship) Advanced Craft Gold card
Graduate AQP card
Technical, Member and Fellow PQP card


Alan O’Neile, Head of Communications at CSCS said: “This is a great example of the industry working together to improve standards and safety on UK construction sites. CICES have been maintaining professional standards in chartered surveying since 1969. Their commitment to continual professional development ties in with the objectives of the PQP card.”

The PQP card is valid for five years and all applicants must pass the CITB Managers and Professionals Health, Safety and Environment Test.

When applying for cards, CICES members will need to provide proof of their current membership grade.

For further information on applying for CSCS cards click here.