CSCS certification process now self-service

As a result of changes to both the CSCS test booking and card application process, which now require additional security checks for group applications and all personal data to be entered individually, all examiners need to book their own tests and apply for their own cards.  Making an individual test booking is a quick and easy process.

Card applications are straightforward, requiring just an email to CITB with proof of relevant qualification and a phone call – no application form necessary. ​

Everyone aiming for CSCS card should sit the Health Safety & Environment Test for Managers and Professionals.

Ensure you are sufficiently prepared before taking your test. There are lots of mock test available in the internet.

Alternatively, download the Revision App here: CSCS Test Prep Materials

When booking your test, you will need to have:

  • National Insurance Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Home address

Test bookings cost £21 and are non-refundable if cancelled within 72 hours of the test date.

You must take photo ID with you to the test centre, just in case it’s needed.


  • Go to CITB test booking site sign-in page
  • Create a User Account and complete all personal details, including home address.
  • At View Exams page choose HS&E Test for Managers and Professionals
  • At Schedule Exam page select test centre location, date and time (the system will default to the test centre closest to your home address)
  • Proceed to the payment page. Payment must be made by card.

Upon submission of your booking you will receive:

  • Confirmation of payment.
  • Confirmation of your test date and time. Enter this in your calendar.

Start your review.

Upon successful test completion, keep the certificate you are given. This will serve as evidence of your competency until your card arrives

Apply for your CSCS Card.

There are two available cards for you to choose from.

Professionally Qualified Person if chartered with a recognised institution. You will be required to provide a copy of current membership card showing membership level, or receipt of membership payment, or letter from institution clearly stating your membership level required as proof of membership.

Academically Qualified Person if you are Degree or HNC holder in the construction-related subject. You must check if your qualification is acceptable here. Proof of this qualification is required.

Non-UK qualification must be accompanied by a Statement of Compatibility from the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC). Please visit NARIC website or send an email to for details.

Please note that the Visitor card is being phased out by CITB and will only be valid until August 2020. Staff who do not qualify for either card should visit the CSCS website to find an appropriate alternative.

Cards cost £36.

There are 2 options on how you can apply for a CSCS Card once successfully passed the test.

Option 1: Phone Application

  • Email proof of qualification/membership documents, as outlined above, to with your name in the subject heading. Upon receipt of email acknowledgement from CSCS you may proceed with the application.
  • Call 0344 994 4777 and order your CSCS card using a credit or debit card (within 5 days of emailing the qualification proof. Your email will only be held for 5 days).
  • Your card will be posted to you on the next working day.

Option 2: Postal Application with Authorisation Code

  • Go to CSCS website and download the appropriate application form.
  • Complete form and insert Authorisation Code in the box on page 1 of form
  • Send form with required qualification/membership documents (see above) to address on the form. Your card will arrive at your home address within 2 weeks.

How to Share Power BI Reports with Secure Code

Hello there, it’s Allan from Allscan12.

It’s been a while since I wrote my last post. I was just too busy these days. Anyway, I wanted to write a tutorial on how you can publish your Power BI reports with the secure code. However, instead of doing my own screen capture and explanation with the process, I will refer you to another website which explains well in detail how it could be done.

This is only available in Power BI Pro version.

Please visit Reza Rad blog post HERE.

Happy reading and learning.


The Highlights of My Career in Year 2018

The year 2018 is not finished yet, but allow me to give you the highlights of my career as a Civil Engineer, who works in an engineering consultancy firm as Principal Structural Technician. Christmas is fast approaching and we will all be going to be busy for sure. I may not have time to write something in the coming days.

Next week, Monday, 10th of December, I’ll be visiting the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Headquarters at One Great George Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 3AA to attend the Certificate Presentation Ceremony. I will qualify as a Technician Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

When I was a kid, I admired those people in construction who can build different types of structures such as houses, buildings, bridges to name a few. These people inspired me to pursue a career in Civil Engineering. Being good at math is a plus. I remember being honoured by my high school professor after achieving a final grade of 92% in Physics. I made a history in my Physics professor teaching career! I was the very first student amongst all students my professor handled who achieved this mark. All I can say to school students who are considering a career in civil engineering is that you have a huge choice of sectors to work within, from structural engineering, bridges, geotechnical, roads, transportation, environmental, energy and power, dams, and so much more! There is a wide range of opportunities in the civil engineering world and the possibilities are nearly limitless. It is also an incredibly rewarding career as you get to see first hand how your work affects the lives of others. Whatever project you help create will forever be attached to your name and that is something that you can be proud of.

My career highlights this year are:

  • Being able to be part of BILT Community as a speaker (BILT ASIA 2018, BILT ANZ 2018 and BILT EUR 2018). BILT stands for “Bringing Industry Leadership Together” previously known as RTC or Revit Technological Conference
  • Become a member of the longest Civil Engineering institution in the world, the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) after passing my Technician Professional Review in March 2018.
  • And the last but not the least is attending the Certificate Presentation Ceremony at the ICE Headquarters.

For those of you who are looking at becoming a member of the institution, don’t put it off. There are lot’s of support you can get, from getting in touch with your institution’s regional representative, watch recorded webinars in YouTube or perhaps, if you know of someone who in the same membership grade to that one you are interested with, talk to them and ask for some support or guidance. I am sure, they will be willing to provide you with a help. The workshops that were conducted by the ICE were the only help I’ve got in preparing myself on how to complete the application form and to check whether my ideas suits well to meet the competencies required. I highly encourage you to make some time to attend those workshops. 

Communication is the key. Achieving EngTech is a great benefit to yourself and the company you are working with. Some company provides cash incentives if you become a member of any professional institution.

Congratulations to all who will be receiving the certificate at the ICE Headquarters this coming Monday, 10th of December 2018.