Delays to card printing

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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. 

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CPCS Red Trained Operator Card Application

How to get your CPCS Red Trained Operator Card

To get your Red Trained Operator Card you must complete the following steps:

  1. Pass the CPCS Health, Safety and Environment test within the last two years. You can book online here
  2. Pass the relevant CPCS technical tests (theory and practical) with an approved CPCS test centre in the right plant category.

You will now automatically be awarded your 2 year CPCS Red Trained Operator Card.

Within the lifetime of this CPCS Red Trained Operator Card (2 years), you need to register and achieve an NVQ/SVQ.