Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

What CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test do I take?

Use our What test do I need to take? page to find what test to take based on your occupation and card requirements.

The Operatives Test is by far the most popular, as it focuses on many of the activities and good, safe practices on site- covering general health and safety, environmental awareness, legal information and management. If you are starting a career in construction, it’s highly likely that you will need to pass the operatives test to get on a construction site.  

The only time you may need to take another test other than Operative, is if you are any of the below:

- Plumbing / Gas

- Demolition

- Manager / Professional

- Supervisor

- Highways

- Working at Height


Why not enter your job role in our finder tool on the What test do I need to take? page and use that to help you find what test you need to book.


Where is the nearest CITB Health, Safety and Environment test centre to me?

You can take the CITB Health, Safety and Environment test in any of 300+ test centres across the UK. Visit our test centres page to find the nearest one for you (when filling in our form, we will select the nearest test centres to you based on your postcode).


Will you check that my details are correct when I book my test? 

Our team will review your booking information before processing the test, This is to ensure that you have entered all of the information that we need correctly and you have chosen the right test and the nearest test centre to you.


I need to book my test as soon as possible, can you help?

If you select the ASAP option when booking, our team will endeavour to book you the earliest available appointment at your selected test centre. Next day bookings are possible, but it’s more likely that it will be in the next 3 days- unless we manage to find you a cancellation! If you select ASAP please let us know any days that you cannot take the test, because we will be on a mission to get you the next available test at your chosen test centre.


What happens after I book the test?

Our team will review your booking details to make sure they’re all correct before we book the test. You will receive an email and text message to let you know the status of your booking all the way through the process until we’ve got your confirmed date and time at your chosen test centre.

If for any reason you haven’t received an email or text from us, you can enter your booking reference number and date of birth into our booking tracker on the contact us page of the website to view the exact status of your booking. Alternatively you can contact our team with any questions or queries that you may have.


Do I have to take any Identification to the test centre?

Yes, you will need to take a valid UK Driving Licence or vailid signed Passport to the test centre. If you do not have either of these documents, we can provide you with a Waiver form that you can fill out and use on the day.


What should I expect during the CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test?

The CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test is a multiple choice test that covers health and safety best practices in construction, along with environmental awareness issues.


Are there any revision guides or materials that will help me revise for the CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test?

Various books and revision tools are available from high street and online booksellers in the UK.  Just make sure you purchase and study the correct one for the level of test you are taking, and make sure that it is the latest version available.


What happens if I fail my test, can I take it again?

If you are not successful first time around, don’t worry; we can book you another test once 24 hours have passed. You cannot sit a another test within 48 hours of your initial test time. 


How do I book the CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test?

You can book using the form on our Book Test page. The form only takes a few minutes to complete. Once you’ve booked, our team will be in touch to confirm your booking and provide you with any additional information that you might need prior to the test. Please note that bookings are inclusive of the £21 test fee along with our £22.99 booking and support fee. 


What is the Test + Retest Option?

A Test + Retest is like booking two tests. Should you not be successful on your first test you can just contact us and we will forward you a list of dates to take your second test. Please note that tests cannot be taken within 48 hours of each other due to CITB Testing Policy.


Why do I need to take the CITB Health Safety and Environment test?

Although CSCS cards should not be viewed as a passport to working in the construction industry, they are now widely required on the majority of construction sites and by contractors. Along with the appropriate construction related training and qualifications, construction workers and professionals that visit construction sites are required to pass the CITB Health Safety and Environment Test within the previous two years, in most cases.


What else do I need to obtain a CSCS Card?

Once you have passed your CITB Health and Safety Test that you book with us, you may need to complete a one day Health and Safety course if you haven’t completed one already (please note that we do not deliver the courses or apply for your card). If you already have a qualification such as the QCF Level 1/SCQF Level 4 Award in Health and Safety (Green Card- Labourers Qualification), this is a lifetime qualification that only needs to be completed once.


When you have passed the CITB Health and Safety Test and have completed the one day H&S course (or already hold a lifetime qualification) you can apply for a CSCS Card directly, submitting your test certificate and qualifications as evidence.

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