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Frequently asked questions

We hope to answer most of your questions regarding the CPCS scheme below, should you need to know more then please just get in-touch here

How do I get my cards?

First things first, everyone who wants to get CPCS qualified MUST undertake a Health & Safety touch screen test at a registered CSCS testing centre.

Where can I take my Health & Safety touch screen test?

Ring CITB directly on 0344 994 4488 and they will book you into the nearest centre to you. You can sit the test up till 7 o'clock at night and the phone line is open till 8 o'clock at night. The cost is £19.50.  Or you can visit for other centre details.

How long does my red card last?

It will last for two years, then you will need to move to a Blue Competent operators card

How do I change my card from red to blue?

You will need to complete a NVQ Level 2 in Plant operations specific to the category you hold.

How long does my Blue card last?

Once you have your Blue Competent Operator card it is valid for five years.

How can I renew my blue card?

To renew your card Blue Competent Operator card you will need to have the following in place.

– A current CSCS card. (CSCS Test taken within two years prior renewal date.)

– Pass the new Fifteen Question renewal test for each categories held.

– Hold a log book with 300 hours per category.

– If you don’t have a log book you will need to complete a Practical Assessment on each category held.

How do I know if I am ready for my test?

Tomlins Training will work with you to judge your experience and level of expertise in your chosen category.  We can usually assess during our initial communication what level you require, however we do offer competency profile testing on plant at our sites if required.

Do you offer competency profile testing before I take my test?

Yes we do offer competency profiling for all candidates if they are unsure of their level of competency on plant.  One of our experienced trainers will quickly assess the candidate onsite at Tomlins Training and confirm what level of training or testing is required.

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