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Upgrade to a Full CPCS Tester Card

A Full Tester Card will be issued for five years.

To upgrade you need to:

  • Hold a CPCS Provisional Tester Card which is within 12 months of the expiry date
  • Hold a valid in date First Aid certificate
  • Pass the Manager & Professionals (MAP) CITB health, safety and environment (HS&E) test
  • Achieve the appropriate role-based competence qualification.
  • Completion of form F3/2 Application to Upgrade to a Full CPCS Tester Card with copies of required certificates and payment of £28. This is a non-refundable fee for the service of processing the application

Hold one of the following Health & Safety Qualifications:

  • NEBOSH Construction Certificate within 5 years
  • NEBOSH Construction Certificate with IOSH Membership (Tech IOSH 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
  • ISOH Managing Safely (within 5 years)
  • Level 5 or 6 H&S Qualification 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)


A Full Tester Card will be issued for five years. Further information on How to Upgrade your Tester card can be found in the Scheme Booklet for Testers.

CITB Health & Safety Test Find a Test Centre Support Documents