Blue CPCS Competent Operator Card

A Blue CPCS Competent Operator Card provides proof of complement skills and abilities of plant operators in a number of different roles. It is based on a mix of professional competence, experience on site and health and safety awareness.

Licence Name

Blue CPCS Competent Operator Card

AUTHORITY
CITB: Construction Industry Training Board
TIME TO GET LICENSED
2 years
COST
£25
VALID FOR
5 years
ELIGIBILITY
18+ years, right to work in UK, hold red CPCS trained operator card and qualification and relevant training
QUALIFICATION(S) NEEDED
NVQ or SVQ, CITB health, safety & environment test pass, CPCS technical tests (theory and practical)

STEPS TO GET LICENSED
Obtain Red CPCS Trained Operator Card
  • Obtain relevant NVQ or SVQ qualification
  • Pass and complete CITB Health, Safety & Environment test
  • Complete novice or refresher training along with the CPCS technical tests (theory and practical) for each plant category
Awarded Red CPCS Trained Operator Card
Upgrade to Blue CPCS Competent Operator Card
  • hold a CPCS Red Trained Operator Card for the category which is within 12 months of expiry date
  • pass the relevant CITB health, safety and environment test within the last two years
  • achieve a SVQ or NVQ, with the appropriate units relevant to the category.
  • Call the CPCS Helpline on 0844 815 7274, confirm your details and make a payment of £25. A Blue CPCS Competent Operator Card will be issued for five years
Renew your Blue CPCS Competent Operator Card every 5 years.
  • Pass the HS&E Test within the last 2 years
  • Pass the renewal test modules for each category you wish to renew
  • Record at least 300 hours per category in your logbook
  • Complete an on-site assessment
  • Complete a practical test
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