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CSCS Frequently Asked Questions

We know there are a lot of questions people have with the CSCS certification scheme. To help you we have devised a list of questions we are asked on a regular basis. Have a read and if you have any more questions or would like to enrol in one of our courses talk to our team today through one of our contact points. Request a call back using the form on this page, live chat with us now or contact our team on +44 (0) 1252 732220

Why do I need a CSCS card?

CSCS is the leading skills certification scheme within the UK construction industry. CSCS cards provide proof that individuals working on construction sites have the required training and qualifications for the type of work they carry out.The Scheme keeps a database of people working in construction who have achieved or are committed to achieving a recognised construction related qualification.

Which CSCS card do I need?

Please see the CSCS website for all the CSCS card available.

How do I get my CSCS card?

Attend an SSPC Train the painter or Train the inspector course. On successful completion of the course you will be issued with your qualification and a Blue Skilled Worker CSCS card.

How much does a CSCS card cost?

Our full price list can be found on our CSCS Certification page

How do I replace a lost or stolen card?

Contact the Corrodere admin team and they will replace your CSCS card for £50.

How many years is my CSCS card valid for?

5 Years

How do I renew my CSCS card?

Your card will be renewed after 5 years after completing the online refresher course

Can I apply for a temporary CSCS card?

Yes. You can apply for a temporary CSCS card if you can show evidence that you are enrolled onto a suitable course within 6 months of applying for this card. The temporary card is non-renewable.

Is my CSCS (CRO Card) still valid?

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) has withdrawn the Construction Related Occupation (CRO) card.

What does this mean?

  • CSCS stopped issuing CRO cards from 31st March 2017
  • CRO cards issued since 1st October 2015 will expire on 30th September 2017*

CRO cardholders must take further steps to replace their CRO cards before they expire. If you are a coating inspector requiring an alternative to your CRO card please contact the Corrodere team for your options.

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