Delays to card printing

Read More

Delays to card printing

If you are contacting us regarding having not received your CPCS or CISRS card, please be assured that NOCN staff, external teams and a new supplier have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to resume card production. Printing resumed on 14th September and we are working through the backlog of cards.

We apologise for any inconvenience. In the meantime, you, your employer or a site manager can visit the NOCN card checker at to validate your card details.


Blue CPCS Competence Cards – More than 10 Categories Card Tap

In cases where individuals hold more than 10 categories, the new card will display nine printed categories on the reverse side, with the 10th row stating: "To See Additional Categories, Tap Card."

Further information on this can be found in the bulletins section of our website. 

Skip navigation

Get a CPCS Blue Competent Operator Card

Learn what achievements and experience you require in order to gain a Blue Competent Operator Card.

To get this card you need to:

  • Provide proof of achievement of the VQ for the category being applied for to the CPCS Test Centre
  • Pass the relevant health, safety and environment test
  • Achieve the CPCS theory test (within two years of the health, safety and environment test)
  • Achieve the CPCS practical test (within six months of the CPCS theory test and within two years of the health, safety and environment test)

Both CPCS theory and practical tests are delivered by an accredited CPCS test centre.

On achievement of the CPCS practical test, the  accredited CPCS test centre will request the competent operator card on your behalf.

On receipt of your first competent operator card, you will be sent a CPCS logbook. The role of the logbook is to record life-long learning and evidence towards the renewal of a competent operator card.

CPCS Health, Safety & Environment Test Find a Test Centre Support Documents

Upgrade from a CPCS Red Trained Operator Card