Step three – CPCS Blue Card Renewals

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.

The renewal process is split in to 3 steps, all steps must be completed before the new CPCS Blue card will be issued.

You can now book and complete your renewal test on line.

(please note this is a brief overview to simplify the process. Full information and how to book your renewal test can be found on the CPCS /NOCN Website.

If you wish to go straight to booking your renewal test please click here

IMPORTANT INFORMATION- Removal of Grandfather Rights

Anybody who has been issued a blue card without having to undertake the relevant NVQ (Grandfather Rights) will now be required to complete a NOCN CPCS Competence Interview when you next renew your blue card. This is just a short discussion with a CPCS Tester about how you carry out your role in the CPCS category in your card. This will be in addition to the steps below.

CITB has agreed to sell its Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) to NOCN Group, one of the sector’s largest Awarding Organisations (AO). The old style CPCS cards (below) are still valid until the category expiry date. Below is the new design that is awarded from NOCN.

Ainscough Training Services Ltd is an Approved NOCN Job Card Centre

The new CPCS Digital SMART Cards feature: – Near Field Communication (NFC) technology – Increased fraud prevention – Secure authentication for employers.




1. Health, Safety and Environment Test

(sometimes referred to as a touchscreen test)

This must have been passed, in the relevant category within the 2 years before you renew the card otherwise you will need to retake the test.

Appointed Person Managers and Professionals (MAP)
Crane Supervisor Specialist Supervisors
Slinger/Signaller Operatives
Mobile Crane Operatives

Please click here for more information about booking the test.

2. CPCS Blue card Renewal Test

To check which Renewal Test modules you need to take and also to download revision factsheets please use the online Module Matcher. Please click here for revision factsheets:

You can now take your renewal test online. To book an online renewal test please click

To take your renewal test at a Pearson View test centre please call 0344 499 1900

RT61- Appointed Person 

RT62- Crane Supervisor 

RT40- Slinger/ Signaller 

RT60- Mobile Crane

3. Proof of on-going Practical Experience

Slinger/ Signaller

Mobile Crane 

You will need to either : Have proof of 300 logbook* hours pro rata over the 5 years

** * Please click here for an electronic logbook


Complete an On site assessment (OSA)

**IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR SLINGER/ SIGNALLER CARD** This category now has 5 endorsements: A: All Types All Duties B: All Types Static Duties C: Lorry Loader D: Excavator E: Forklift Current cardholders holding Slinger/Signaller (A40) have only been tested against static duties meaning that upon renewing the blue card endorsement B: Static Duties can be awarded only.  If you would like to have endorsement A: All Duties added to your card then you will need to take a limited number of questions in a conversion theory test. Please call us for more information. 

Crane Supervisor (A62)  You will need to either :Complete the A62 CPCS Renewal and Competence Assessment Form  A62 CPCS Renewal and Competence Assessment Form Or the CPCS A62 Practical Technical Test  Or  Have proof of 300 logbook* hours pro rata over the 5 years

** * Please click here for an electronic logbook

Appointed Person (A61) You will need to either :Complete the A61 CPCS Renewal and Competence Assessment Form Or the CPCS A61 Practical Technical Test Or Have proof of 300 logbook* hours pro rata over the 5 years

** * Please click here for an electronic logbook

4. Apply for your blue card please click here for the for the online application form: