CPCS On Site Assessment – 1 day

Pre Course Requirement

Anyone wishing to attempt a CPCS Technical Test or On-Site Assessment MUST have evidence that they have undertaken and passed the RELEVANT Health, Safety & Environment Test within 2 years prior to taking the technical test.

These must be the Health, Safety and Environment test for Managers and Professionals (MAP) for Appointed Person, the Health, Safety & Environment Specialist Supervisors test or MAP Test for Crane Supervisor or the Health, Safety & Environment test for Operatives Test for Mobile Crane, Tower Crane, Slinger/Signaller.

You can arrange your own test by visiting the following site: Pearson Vue


All CPCS cardholders whose Blue Card has expired will need to take the renewal test in addition to the Health & Safety test. For more information on the renewal test please visit the following site : CPCS Renewal Test

All CPCS cardholders whose has Blue Card expired will need to take the renewal test in addition to the Health & Safety test. For more information on the renewal test please visit the following site : Card Testing Renewal


Please click to download F1.3 application form

About the data we need from you:

In order to process the booking we will ask for the following information:

  • Company Name
  • Company Address
  • Company Invoice Address
  • Your Contact Telephone Number
  • Your Email Address

In order to register the candidate for the test we are required to gather the following information about you:

  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Scheme registration number if known (if not then we will gain this by accessing your Cskills record online)
  • National Insurance Number
  • Email

We need this information to verify your identity and ensure we locate the correct record on the system. This information is shared only with CPCS and the awarding body Cskills and no other body or organisation (Ainscough Training certification will not be shared at all).

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Target Delegates

The CPCS On-Site Assessment is for candidates who need to renew their Blue CPCS card.

It is a practical assessment of operating ability carried out in the workplace or at a CPCS test Centre. It can act as an alternative to taking the standard CPCS Practical test or completing a Logbook when renewing the CPCS Blue Competent card. There is a CPCS On-Site Assessment for each Category, but for the categories with endorsements, the endorsement must be specified and the assessment taken on the appropriate piece of plant.


Course Content

Title: CPCS On – Site Assessment (Renewing Blue CPCS Competence Card)

Duration: One day

Cost: £250 plus £25 per category plus VAT (Includes card fees)

Categories delivered at ATSL or Clients Sites:

  • A60 Mobile Crane
  • A60A Mobile Crane – Blocked Duties only
  • A60B Mobile Crane – Pick-and-carry duties only
  • A60C Mobile Crane – All Duties
  • A40 Slinger/Signaller

Appointed Persons (A61) and Crane/Lifting operating Supervisor (A62) do not have a category-specific on –site Assessment. There is however a Renewal Assessment that requires a detailed endorsement of the individuals operating ability in the role. Please click on the following links for these forms:

A61 Renewal / Competence Assessment

A62 Renewal / Competence Assessment



Successful candidates will be awarded a Blue CPCS Competent Operator card endorsed with the relevant category.


Next Stage

The Blue CPCS card has 5 year expiry date and will need to be renewed every 5 years.