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.
IMPORTANT: Did you obtain your card via Industry Accreditation? ("Grand Father Rights")
Please note Industry Accreditation is being withdrawn. CPCS is required to phase out blue Competent Operator cards gained through Industry Accreditation from 1 January 2020, and any cards issued through transitional routes will be completely removed by 31 December 2024, more information.
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:
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. If a fee is required you will be sent an online link. Applications can be made 3 months prior to the expiry date.
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.
For more information please view our FAQs.
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)