Step 1 – Obtaining a Red Card

The CPCS Red Trained Operator Card (also known as the red card) displays and showcases the skills and knowledge of plant operatives in the construction sector.


It is basically a Scheme that proves your knowledge and skill in your professional area and that you are well-versed in CPCS standards.

You can obtain the Red Trained Operator Card after passing the theory and practical exam under CPCS. The pre-requisite for this examination is the CITB Health, Environment and Safety Test, which must be taken within two years of taking the CPCS exam.

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After passing the CPCS examination, you obtain the red card, which cannot be renewed and has a validity of two years.

You need to take your relevant NVQ in order to upgrade your qualification to the Blue Competent Operator Card.

We are a fully accredited CPCS Test Centre and we offer training and testing services in the construction sector. You can navigate to the NVQ section and find out the categories for which we offer our services.