CITB announce Health, safety and environment test price rise

To apply for a CSCS card you must have the appropriate construction related qualifications and, in most cases, you must also pass the Construction Industry Training Board’s (CITB) Health, safety and environment test.

CITB’s Health, safety and environment test currently costs £19.50. However, CITB have announced that from Monday 18th June 2018 the price will increase to £21.

CITB’s Health, safety and environment test examines knowledge across a wide range of topics to improve safety and productivity on site and it is usually taken as a PC-based touch screen test.

Many people incorrectly call it the CSCS test, this is a common misconception within the industry. Whilst passing the test is a key requirement to obtaining most CSCS cards, the test is owned and managed by CITB.

A statement issued by CITB,  said: “The increase will allow CITB to continue to reinvest in a product that meets the expanding health and safety requirements of construction, as well as keep up to date with developments in how best to assess the application of knowledge.”

Please note: The price change only applies to the CITB Health, safety and environment test. The price of your CSCS card remains at £30.

CITB’s statement went on to say: “If you pre-book and pay for a test online or by phone before 18th June, but take your test after the 18th June, you will not be charged extra. Alternatively, if you buy test vouchers before the price increase, as the vouchers are valid for 12 months, you will not be charged extra.”

Visit the CITB website for more information on the decision to raise the price of the Health, safety and environment test.