In order to be qualified under CPCS you MUST have undertaken the Health, Safety & Environmental computer-based Test at a registered CSCS testing centre within the last two years prior to attending any CPCS training.

Yes, you can take it at our MPTT facility in Brownhills, West Midlands. Alternatively, you can visit to find a local testing centre to yourself.

The CPCS Red Licence itself is valid for two years. After this you will then need to progress onto the Blue Competent Operators Licence.

In order to upgrade your current Red Licence to Blue, you will need to complete the relevant NVQ specific to the category you hold.

The CPCS Blue Competent Operator Licence is valid for five years.

Yes, in order to renew your Blue Competent Operator Licence, you will need to complete the following.

  • Passed the CSCS Health, Safety and Environmental Test within two years prior to your renewal date.
  • Passed the CPCS 15 Question Renewal Test for each category held.
  • Have logged a minimum of 300 operating hours per category within your CPCS log book.
  • If you don’t have a log book you will need to complete a Practical Assessment on each category held.

If you have not logged your operating hours, you will need to complete a short Practical Assessment on each category held. We can offer this here at MPTT.

The MPTT team will work with you to discuss your current level of expertise in your chosen category in order to design the most personalised training route for you.

We are able to offer a Competency Profile for any candidate who is unsure what duration of training is required. One of our experienced trainers will quickly assess the candidate onsite at MPTT and confirm what level of training or testing is required. However, this can usually be assessed over the phone with our team upon initial contact.

We offer a complimentary reminder service to all MPTT candidates 3 months and 1 month, prior to their cards expiry. In order to qualify for this service, candidates must fill in the relevant MPTT candidate data form and provide all correct contact details.

IMPORTANT: MPTT take NO responsibility for candidates not receiving their reminders or not providing the correct contact details.