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CPCS Blue Competent Operator Card Renewal

Learn how to renew card within five years of expiry, or renew cards which expired over five years ago.

Renewing a card within 5 years of expiry.

To renew you need to:

  • Hold a CPCS Blue Competent Operator Card for the category which is within five years of expiry date
  • Pass the relevant CITB health, safety and environment test within the last two years
  • Pass the CPCS Renewal test for each category held*
  • Demonstrated on-going practical operating experience through a choice of routes:
    • Logbook
    • On-Site Assessment
    • CPCS Practical test
    • VQ

Completion of form F1/3 Application to Renew CPCS Competent Operator Card, to be submitted to the mailing address on the reverse of the application form. There is no need to attach payment as the cost of processing the application is included in the CPCS Renewal test fee.


* For more information on which Renewal tests to take and how to book them visit the Module Matcher, the online system built specifically for the renewal of the CPCS Blue Competent Operator cards.


A Blue Competent Operator Card will be issued for five years. Full details on how to renew are available within the Scheme Booklet for Operators.

Renewing a card which expired more than 5 years ago.

The CPCS Management Committee has agreed to new criteria for expired Competent Card holders.


If a Blue Competent Operator Card is more than five years past the expiry date, a cardholder who wants to renew it will have to:

  • Pass CITB Health, safety & environment test
  • Pass the CPCS Theory Test for each category held
  • Pass the CPCS Practical Test for each category held
  • Hold the relevant VQ (if not held a Trained Operator Card will be issued)

For further information and advice, contact our CPCS Helpline on 0844 815 7274.

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