If you are a member in good standing of one of the approved bodies, such as the ICE, CIOB or one of several others, holding a Professionally Qualified Person card marks you as a certified professional in your field. The White CSCS Professionally Qualified Person Card enables holders to show that they have an advanced skill set to work on a construction site without supervision.
The White CSCS Professionally Qualified Person Card is only available if you are a member of one of the CSCS approved professional bodies. You will have to provide a copy a valid professional membership certificate or card when applying.
If you do not have a card or certificate, you must be vetted as a competence assessed member via letter or email from the approved professional body.
All attendees must have passed the Managers and Professionals CITB Health and Safety Test before seeking this certification.
You can apply for the White CSCS Professionally Qualified Person Card over the phone by directly calling the Construction Skills Certification Scheme on 0344 99 44 777. You will need to email evidence of your qualifications to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to calling.
CSCS Cards are issued as part of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme. The scheme aims to increase safety on construction sites and to ensure that those working in the construction industry have the necessary health and safety knowledge. Having a card contributes towards the overall safety and standard of a construction site.
The CSCS Card is not a legal requirement, but is highly recommended, as many contractors only employ those that have the card. Some construction projects may also have certain conditions regarding CSCS Cards, meaning you will need the card to work at certain sites.
The application cost to obtain a CSCS card is £30. However, there are also other costs for external tests or courses which increase the price.
Who pays for your CSCS Card depends on the agreement that you have with your employer. Some employers will pay for their staff to obtain a CSCS Card, others will expect the employee to pay for it themselves.
It takes up to 5 working days for your CSCS card to arrive. You will need to contact CSCS directly and apply for it. Make sure that you have your assessment certificate handy, as this will be required when you apply.
This card is valid for five years and can only be renewed if your professional membership has been renewed.