Registering your business with CITB

Registering your company with CITB gives you access to grants, funding and other services to help you train your workforce and grow your business.

To read more about the benefits to your business, see How the levy helps industry

Who needs to register

Under the Industrial Training Act, all employers in the construction industry need to register with CITB and complete a Levy Return, so that we can assess how much levy you pay.

To find out if you are classed as an employer in the construction industry, see Who must register with CITB

If you already have a seven-digit CITB registration number, you don't need to register.

Ways you can register

You can choose to register online, or by email or post:

You will usually hear back from us within two weeks to confirm your registration or to request more information.

Once you have registered, you’ll receive a unique seven-digit CITB registration number. Keep this safe as you’ll need it when you complete your Levy Return and make a grant claim.

How to claim grants after you have registered

To claim grants, you need to first send a Levy Return. We then send you an assessment telling you how much levy you need to pay. Once you have set up your levy payment, you can start to claim grants.

It can sometimes take over a year from the date you register to when you can start to claim grants.

If you registered before 1 April 2016, you can claim grants for:

  • apprenticeships that started on 1 August 2014 or later
  • other types of training that started on 1 August 2016 or later. 

If you registered on or after 1 April 2016, you can claim grants for:

  • apprenticeships that started on 1 August 2015 or later
  • other types of training starting on 1 August 2017 or later.

Help with registering

If you would like help with registering, you can:

  • ask us a question using the live chat box at the bottom of your screen
  • contact our levy team at or phone 0300 456 7848.

Levy legislation

Read government legislation around the CITB levy:

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