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Add categories and/or endorsements to your CPCS Red Trained Operator Card

How to add a category or endorsement.

To add new categories, you need to (in this order):

  • Pass the relevant CITB health, safety and environment test
  • Achieve the CPCS theory test (within two years of the CITB health, safety and environment test)
  • Achieve the CPCS practical test (within six months of the CPCS theory test and within two years of the CITB health, safety and environment test)

To add further endorsements to existing categories, you need to:

  • Pass the relevant CITB health, safety and environment test
  • Achieve the CPCS practical test (within two years of the CITB health, safety and environment test)


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

You are not required to pass the theory test to add a further endorsement regardless of when the original card was issued.

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