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CPCS Renewal Test

Now available at 1st Call Training!

Who needs to take the renewal test?

All CPCS cardholders whose Blue Card expires from 1 October 2013 need to take the renewal test.  For more information call us 0845 3883 671


About the CPCS renewal test

The CPCS renewal test helps to ensure that key knowledge of each plant category or group of categories is maintained, in order to renew a CPCS competent operator (blue) card.


The CPCS renewal test is split into test modules. Each module has 15 randomly selected multiple choice questions, which need to be answered within 15 minutes.

Each module is CPCS plant specific and the questions are based on a range of topics and key knowledge expected of experienced plant operators and have been devised through consultation with plant-based employers and health and safety related data.

Different modules have been developed to meet the demands of different types of construction plant and trades. Modules are available for each category of plant or for a group of similar categories. You will need to make sure that you take and prepare for the right one(s).

Please use the New Window Module Matcher to work out which module(s) you need to take for the CPCS renewal test.

Cardholders will need to pass each module in order to retain each category when renewing their Competent Operator (Blue) Card. There are cases where concessions apply to test bookings, in that a number of similar categories are held on a card, but only one module may need to be taken and passed.

If you take between one and five CPCS renewal test modules, the cost of your test is £35.00.



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