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How to Renew a CSCS Card

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The Construction Skills Certification Scheme is a UK program that works to improve quality and reduce accidents in the construction industry. Workers qualified in a range of construction-related skills can apply for a CSCS card to demonstrate their competence to potential employers. More than 1.5 million people now hold cards. Renewing a CSCS card is straightforward.

Retake the health and safety test relating to your occupation. This must be retaken each time you renew your card to ensure your knowledge is up-to-date. You can book a time to take the touch-screen test on the CSCS website or by calling 0344-994-4488.

Ask your employer for written confirmation of your job title and duties, so that you can prove to CSCS what role you fulfill.

Apply for a new card. You can do this either by calling SkillsDirect on 0844 248 5262, or by visiting the CSCS website and clicking on “Download an Application Form.”

Complete the form, enclose the renewal payment and return the form to CSCS, PO Box 114, Bircham Newton, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE31 6XD.

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