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Upgrade a Red Trained Operator Card

What steps you need to take to Upgrade your Red Trained Operator Card

To upgrade:

  • Hold a CPCS Red Trained Operator Card for the category which is within 12 months of expiry date
  • Pass the relevant CITB health, safety and environment test within the last two years
  • Achieve a VQ, with the appropriate units relevant to the category

Once you have these, call the CPCS Helpline on 0844 815 7274, confirm your details and make a payment of £25. This is a non-refundable fee for the services of processing the application. You will be asked to supply a copy of the certificate gained.

A Blue Competent Operator Card will be issued for five years. Full details on How to Upgrade a Red card are available to view in the Scheme Booklet for Operators.

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