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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Add categories and/or endorsements to your Tester Card

How to add a category or endorsement.

  • Hold a valid in date First Aid certificate
  • Hold a valid in date Managers & Professionals (MAP) health, safety and environment (HSE) test
  • Achieve the CPCS advanced practical test within two years of the HS&E test*
Hold one of the following Health & Safety Qualifications:
  • NEBOSH Construction Certificate within 5 years
  • NEBOSH Construction Certificate with IOSH Membership (Tech ISOH Level Membership as a minimum) if older than 5 years
  • Site Managers Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)
  • Managing and Co-ordination Plant (MCP) with Refresher where applicable
  • IOSH Managing Safely (within 5 years)
  • Level 5 or 6 H&S Qualifications accompanied with an in date CSCS card stating the following occupation routes:
  1. Construction Health and Safety Manager (with Minimum Tech IOSH Membership)
  2. Construction Health and Safety Senior Manager (with minimum Tech IOSH Membership)

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

The CPCS Test Centre where you achieved the advanced practical test will provide you with a partially completed F3/1 Application form for a First CPCS Tester card or to add further categories. The NOCN Job Cards Quality Assurance Personnel present at the advanced practical test will sign the declaration.

*If advance theory and advance practical tests are held for a category in the family group and the Blue Competent Operator card is held Advanced On Site Assessments can be completed. 

This form, along with copies of relevant certificates should be sent to the mailing address on the reverse of the form. There is no need to attach payment as the cost of the application is included in the CPCS Advanced Technical Test notification fees.

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