A Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) Tester is a person who has been certified by CPCS to:
- assess a candidate’s knowledge, understanding and performance against the CPCS Technical Test criteria
- have up to date knowledge of the latest CPCS requirements such as the CPCS training syllabi and practical test specifications, the approved code of delivery (ACoD), and first aid and health and safety matters
- have suitable and sufficient industry and operating knowledge and ability on the category of plant in all its acceptable uses and environments
- have met all the requirements to become a CPCS Tester.
A qualified CPCS Tester who is issued with the Tester Card must be registered with a CPCS approved test centre(s) and operate within that centre's remit. They must be able to supervise a candidate while conducting a test and give written feedback in:
- a one-on-one classroom environment, using verbal questioning techniques when conducting a CPCS Theory Test
- a practical test environment when conducting a CPCS Practical Test(s)
- a live work environment or location, making sure that a candidate completes the activity(s) while a CPCS On-site Assessment.
A certified Tester may choose to operate in more than one CPCS test centre.
For more information about a CPCS Tester, download the Scheme Booklet for Testers (PDF, 890kb).