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The role of a CPCS Tester

A CPCS Tester is required to assess an individual’s knowledge, understanding and performance against the CPCS Technical Test criteria.

A CPCS Tester must be up to date with the latest CPCS requirements such as the CPCS Training Syllabi, CPCS Approved Code of Delivery and CPCS Practical Test Specifications, first aid and health and safety matters.

A CPCS Tester is an individual who has suitable and sufficient industry and operating knowledge and ability on the category of plant in all its acceptable uses and environments, has met the CPCS Scheme requirements to become a CPCS Tester and has been issued with a CPCS Tester card.

A CPCS Tester must work within an Approved CPCS Test Centre to supervise, deliver and provide written feedback on:

  • CPCS Theory Tests in a classroom environment using verbal questioning techniques in a one-on-one situation with the operator
  • CPCS Practical Tests in a practical test environment
  • CPCS On-site Assessments in a live work environment or a suitable location that ensures the activities can be completed

The CPCS Tester will only be able to operate as a Tester within the remit of the CPCS Test Centre(s) to which they are registered. The CPCS Tester may choose to operate through one or more CPCS Test Centres.

Further information on the role of a Tester is available in the Scheme Booklet for Testers.

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