If you work on or regularly visit construction sites you need a CSCS Card*.

If you work on or regularly visit construction sites you need a CSCS Card*. The Construction Skills Certification Scheme, which is recognised across the country, provides proof that individuals working in the industry have achieved or committed to achieving the required qualification.

To apply for a card you must have, in the majority of cases, passed the CITB Health, Safety & Environment Test within the previous two years as well as having the relevant qualifications. The exact test you take and the qualifications you need will depend on the job that you do and the type of card you are applying for.

For an explanation of cards click view cards below.

The CITB Health, Safety & Environmental Test checks your knowledge across a wide range of areas, all of which are covered in the CITB Health & Safety Awareness Course, and aims to improve safety and productivity on site.

*Electricians use the ECS Card


At Skillbase Technical Training we have a purpose built Test Centre which provides a comfortable environment for you to take your test. In addition, we have a waiting area, refreshments available and free parking.

To book this course either phone: 0115 930 2001 or email: 


To find out more give us a call on

0115 930 2001

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When booking please remember the following:

  • A test needs to be booked, at minimum on the day before you want to attend
  • Payment in advance will be required to guarantee your booking
  • You need to arrive between 15-30 mins before your test time in order to complete the necessary admission procedure. We book people in based on the order of arrival
  • You must bring one form of ID. Photographic ID is preferable e.g. passport of a photo driving licence, however, if you do not have one of these then please contact the centre and full list of acceptable ID will be supplied
  • If you are late for your test, it is at the discretion of the centre administrator as to whether a later test time can be established
  • You are not permitted to take anything in to the test room including watches and phones
  • If you require additional support in taking your test you must let us know at the time of booking so that we can ensure the correct accommodations have been made
  • The test is a maximum of 45 minutes long and is a click screen multiple choice format

There are lockers available for small valuable items but it is suggested that as little as possible is brought into the building.