CPCS Testers

tester card

A five year card that is renewable.

The role of a CPCS Tester is to assess an individual’s performance against the CPCS Technical Test criteria.

A CPCS Tester is an individual who has suitable and sufficient industry and operating knowledge and ability on the category of plant in all its acceptable uses and environments, has met the CPCS Scheme requirements to become a Tester and issued with a CPCS Tester card.

To become a CPCS Tester, you will need to undertake the CPCS Tester course.  This course is delivered on behalf of CPCS by the National Construction College (NCC).  For further information on this course and availability contact the NCC Course Booking team on 0344 994 4433.

CPCS Tester Card details

Entry into the Scheme: There are two routes of entry into the Scheme which will lead to the attainment of a Tester card:

  • Direct to a full Tester card
  • Through a provisional card to full Tester card (a two-stage process)

The requirements for this card are:

  • Achievement of the Role Based Tester course
  • Achievement of five (5) day Managing and Coordinating Plant (MCP) course
  • Achievement of First Aid Qualification 
  • Achievement of CITB Health, safety and environment test for Managers & Professionals
  • Achievement of the category specific CPCS Advanced Theory Test
  • Achievement if the category specific CPCS Advances Practical Test
  • Optional - Role-based competence - if not achieved a two year provisional Tester card will be issued, this is not renewable 

The CPCS Advanced Theory and Practical Tests are delivered by an approved CPCS Test Centre

Find your local CPCS Test Centre

Full details on how to apply for the card are available within the Scheme Booklet for Testers. 

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