CPCS Blue Card Renewal

CPCS Blue Card Renewal

To renew your CPCS Competent Operator Card, you must meet the following requirements:

(please note this is a brief overview to simplify the process.

Full information can be found on the CPCS Website

  • Pass the relevant CITB Health, safety and environment test
  • Pass the CPCS Renewal Test for each category or group of categories held
  • Demonstrate on-going practical operating experience through a choice of routes:
    – Logbook
    – On-Site Assessment
    – CPCS Practical Test
    – SVQ or NVQ

Your CPCS Blue Competence Operator Card must be within 5 years of its expiry date to renew using this route. If the card has expired over 5 years please see ‘Expired Blue Cards’ at the bottom of the page.

1. CITB Health, safety and environment test

You are required to have passed the relevant Health, Safety and Environment Test within the last 2 years:

Health, Safety & Environment test for Operatives Test

Slinger/Signaller

Mobile Crane Operator

Tower Crane Operator

Lorry Loader

Health, Safety & Environment Specialist Supervisors test or MAP Test
Crane Supervisor

Health, Safety and Environment test for Managers and Professionals (MAP)
Appointed Person

Please click here for more information about booking the test and purchasing revision material.
HSE test information

2.CPCS Renewal Test

You are required to pass the CPCS Renewal Test within the last 2 years in the category or group of categories you want to renew. To check which Renewal Test modules you need to take and also to download revision factsheets please use the online Module Matcher.

Please note that bookings for the Health, Safety & Environment Test and the CPCS Renewal Test can be made at the same time.

3.Demonstrate on going practical operating experience (please see below for A61 & A62 categories)

By either:

Logbook

•Recording 300 hours per category in your CPCS Logbook*. The hours will need to be validated by a CPCS registered validator**.

* Please click here for an electronic version of the logbook.

** Please click here for the CPCS validator application form.

On Site Assessment

If you have not kept a log of your hours you can complete an On Site Assessment (OSA) at our training centre at Leyland, Lancashire. This would be a short 30 minute test (per category) with a CPCS tester. On successful completion the tester will validate your card application.

Please click here for more information about our OSA service.

***Appointed Person (A61) & Crane Supervisor (A62) Categories***

To renew the A61 & A62 categories you will need to either:

•Complete the CPCS Competence Renewal Assessment for the relevant category:

A61 Renewal / Competence Assessment

A62 Renewal / Competence Assessment

Complete the CPCS Technical Practical Test in the relevant category. Please contact us for more information.

How to Apply for the Card

Blue cards can be renewed up to 6 months before their expiry date. To apply to renew the card you will need to complete the F1/3 Application form

Guidance notes are printed on the reverse of the form but should have any difficulties in completing it please don’t hesitate to contact us.

For more information about the renewal process please visit the CITB website

Expired Blue Cards

If your blue card is beyond 5 years of the expiry date, to renew, you will need to:

CITB Health, safety and environment test in the relevant category, please see above to choose the correct one.

Pass the CPCS Theory and Practical Tests for each category held. Please call us for more details.

Hold the relevant SVQ or NVQ (if not held then the red trained operator card will be issued). Please click here for more information about our NVQ assessment service.

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Pre Course Requirement

To renew your CPCS Competent Operator Card, you must meet the following requirements:

(please note this is a brief overview to simplify the process. Full information can be found on the CPCS website

  • Pass the relevant CITB Health, safety and environment test
  • Pass the CPCS Renewal Test for each category or group of categories held
  • Demonstrate on-going practical operating experience through a choice of routes:
    – Logbook
    – On-Site Assessment
    – CPCS Practical Test
    – SVQ or NVQ

Your CPCS Blue Competence Operator Card must be within 5 years of its expiry date to renew using this route. If the card has expired over 5 years, to renew, you will need to:

1. CITB Health, safety and environment test in the relevant category, please see above to choose the correct one.
2. Pass the CPCS Theory and Practical Tests for each category held. Please call us for more details.
3. Hold the relevant SVQ or NVQ (if not held then the red trained operator card will be issued). Please see the ‘Courses’ and ‘NVQ’ menus above to view our full list of categories that we offer.

1. CITB Health, safety and environment test

You are required to have passed the relevant Health, Safety and Environment Test within the last 2 years:

Health, Safety & Environment test for Operatives Test

Slinger/Signaller

Mobile Crane Operator

Tower Crane Operator

Lorry Loader

Health, Safety & Environment Specialist Supervisors test or MAP Test
Crane Supervisor

Health, Safety and Environment test for Managers and Professionals (MAP)
Appointed Person

Please click here for more information about booking the test and purchasing please visit out HSE page

2.CPCS Renewal Test

You are required to pass the CPCS Renewal Test within the last 2 years in the category or group of categories you want to renew. To check which Renewal Test modules you need to take and also to download revision factsheets please use the online Module Matcher.

Please note that bookings for the Health, Safety & Environment Test and the CPCS Renewal Test can be made at the same time.

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Target Delegates

This is for CPCS Blue Card Holders who need to renew their CPCS Blue card. This also gives information on what to do if your Blue CPCS card has expired.

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Course Content

To renew your Blue CPCS card you will need to do the following:

Demonstrate on going practical operating experience (please see below for A61 & A62 categories)

By either:

Logbook

•Recording 300 hours per category in your CPCS Logbook*. The hours will need to be validated by a CPCS registered validator**.

Please click here for an electronic version of the logbook.

** Please click here for the CPCS validator application form.

On Site Assessment

If you have not kept a log of your hours you can complete an On Site Assessment (OSA) at our training centre at Leyland, Lancashire. This would be a short 30 minute test (per category) with a CPCS tester. On successful completion the tester will validate your card application.

Please click here for more information about our OSA service.

***Appointed Person (A61) & Crane Supervisor (A62) Categories***

To renew the A61 & A62 categories you will need to either:

•Complete the CPCS Competence Renewal Assessment for the relevant category:

A61 Renewal / Competence Assessment

A62 Renewal / Competence Assessment

•Complete the CPCS Technical Practical Test in the relevant category. Please contact us for more information.

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How to Apply for the Card

Blue cards can be renewed up to 6 months before their expiry date. To apply to renew the card you will need to complete the F1/3 CPCS Application Form.

Guidance notes are printed on the reverse of the form but should have any difficulties in completing it please don’t hesitate to contact us.

For more information about the renewal process please visit the Cskills Website

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Next Stage

You will need to renew your Blue CPCS card every 5 years.

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CPCS Blue Card Renewal
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