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How do you Get a Black CSCS Card

How do you get a Black CSCS Card?

The Black CSCS Card is needed for those who are working, or want to work, as a manager to a construction site. Like with every CSCS Card, it’s a two stage process to get a Black CSCS Card:

  1. Get the required qualification
  2. Pass the CITB Health, Safety & Environment Test for Managers & Professionals

Here is the step-by-step process you should take to get a Black CSCS Card

Get the required qualification

A manager is the head of any construction site and it’s in his man-management skills that the success or failure of a construction project depends. An NVQ/SVQ qualification Level 5 or higher certifies that he is well equipped to handle responsibilities coming his way.

This card is renewable and is valid for five years.

Pass the CITB Heath Safety & Environment Test for Managers & Professionals

This is the second and final requirement needed to bag the Black CSCS Card. Unlike an ordinary tradesman, a manager is responsible for the health and safety of the whole site. This is the reason a special health and safety knowledge is required.

What is the CITB Health, Safety & Environment Test for Managers & Professionals?

This 45-minute test consists of 50 questions, of which you’ll need to score 42 to pass. These 50 questions consists of 12 behavioural case study questions relating to how to stay safe on a construction site (of which you’ll need to score 10 to pass), and 38 knowledge-based questions relating to your awareness of various health, safety and environment issues on site  (of which you’ll need to score 32 to pass). One thing that marks out the Managers & Professional Test from other tests is the fact that candidates will be tested on their specialist knowledge of construction (design and management) regulations.

At Construction Helpline we’ve helped thousands of tradesmen over the years get a Black CSCS Card. Whether it’s urgently booking in someone for a test the next day or even supplying revision material to help someone prepare, we’re proud to say that we’ve helped launch the careers of thousands of managers across the construction industry. So give us a call on 0207 199 9800 and let’s get your CSCS Card today!


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