HS&E test support
On this page you will find information relating to:
Pearson Professional Centres continue to operate the HS&E test following Government guidance. You must wear a mask in the test centre and throughout your test.
Independent Test Centres (ITCs) throughout the UK should be delivering testing in line with the guidance issued by their respective Government. CITB have reminded ITCs that it is essential that all COVID-19 advice is followed and that they comply with all health, safety and welfare Government-issued guidelines in order to protect all staff and delegates.
Card applications and renewals during COVID
Please use the links below for more information from the card scheme owners:
HS&E LITE App employer support
Are current restrictions preventing your team from taking their HS&E tests? The CITB LITE Apps have been produced to help employers run their own in-house interim testing, to give a level of local assurance that an employee is safe to work on their site whilst Test centre restrictions are in place.
Please note that LITE tests cannot be used to apply for a CSCS or CPCS card.
Permission to allow the employee on site is at the discretion of the employer. This is an interim measure only. The candidate must pass a HS&E test in a Test Centre once temporary restrictions on Test Centres have been lifted.
CITB LITE App - Operatives and Specialist HS&E Test Only
CITB LITE App - Managers and Professionals HS&E Test Only
Employers can use the app and/or the windows PC/Laptop download to 'test' their employees in a controlled environment.
Booking your HS&E test
Please see our Book a test page for information on how to book online or by phone.
Test score reports
If you are applying for or renewing your CSCS card, a copy of your HS&E test score report isn’t required. All you need is your CITB ID number which can be found on your booking confirmation email when you booked your test. It looks like this CITB123456789. Or, you can access your CITB ID by logging into your CITB test account (there are reminders if you have forgotten your log-in details).
If a copy is still needed, please use one of the below methods:
- If you took your test after 26 June 2019, you can print your score report by logging into your Pearson VUE account. You will find this under the heading ‘score reports’.
If you are still unable to find your score report you can contact Pearson VUE directly, but there is a charge of £10 to provide a duplicate score report.
- Email: email@example.com
- Live Chat: http://www.pearsonvue.com/CITB/livechat/en_GB/index.asp
- Calling: 0344 994 4488.
Applying for a CSCS card
The CSCS card scheme is no longer administered by CITB. To apply for a CSCS card please go to the CSCS website. To apply for your card, you will need the following:
- A scanned copy of your qualification certificate, or proof that you are registered to complete a recognised construction related qualification relevant to your occupation. This will need to be uploaded as part of your application
- The CITB test ID number from your CITB Health, safety and environment (HS&E) test; this can be found at the top of your pass certificate. You must have passed the appropriate test within the last 2 years
- A credit or debit card in order to pay the £36 application fee.
Not sure which card to apply for or which test to take?
To find out what card you need for your occupation, please use the card finder section on the CSCS website. This will also confirm which HS&E test is required.
HS&E test expiry date
There is no expiry date for your HS&E test. However, when applying for a new or expired skills card, your HS&E test usually needs to have been taken within the last 2 years. Please check with the card scheme provider for further information.
Your CITB ID number
You will need your CITB ID number to complete the CSCS application.
The CITB ID should look like this: CITB0123456789. It can be found on your HS&E test booking confirmation email, score report or by logging into your Pearson VUE CITB test booking account.
If you cannot find this, please email TestingServicesFeedback@citb.co.uk who can provide the number to you. Please provide the details below so your file can be located (please avoid sending your NI number, this will be asked as a last resort if we cannot locate your details)
- Date of birth
- Post code
CITB test vouchers
If you have a CITB test voucher which, due to COVID 19 and being unable to test, is going to expire please email TestingServicesFeedback@citb.co.uk with the voucher numbers and expiry date, and we will check to see if the voucher can be extended.
Please note that CITB no longer facilitate and administer the CPCS Test, this is now run by NOCN.
Revision material and information about which Renewal Tests to Book can be found on the NOCN Job Cards website.
Information for how to book CISRS tests can be found on the CISRS website
Should you require further assistance, please email TestingServicesFeedback@citb.co.uk