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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Key skills expected of a CPCS Tester

Successful testing depends on the competence of the CPCS Tester.

A competent CPCS Tester is defined as an individual who has the following minimum qualities:

  • Able to communicate effectively and confidently verbally and in writing to a range of persons and for reports
  • Able to recognise and show empathy for the operating and learning abilities of others, show patience, and adapt approach to accommodate all situations
  • Able to recognise poor practice against test criteria and provide appropriate feedback
  • Able to apply appropriate questioning techniques
  • Able to lead and maintain control at all times
  • Able to test effectively in both classroom and other working environments under varying conditions
  • Able to deliver testing whilst offering equal access and equal opportunities to all.

CPCS Health, Saftey & Environment Test