CRO Card Withdrawal

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) has withdrawn the Construction Related Occupation (CRO) card.

What does this mean?

  • CSCS stopped issuing CRO cards from 31st March 2017
  • CRO cards issued since 1st October 2015 will expire on 30th September 2017*
  • CRO cardholders must take further steps to replace their CRO cards before they expire.

*For the avoidance of doubt, CRO cards issued before October 2015 will remain valid until their expiry date. All related occupation cards issued by the following Partner Card Schemes, SKILLcard (Construction Related Occupation), ECS (Related Disciplines), JIB-UK PHMES  (Plumbing Related Occupation), will also remain valid until their expiry date. A full list of the Partner Card Schemes is available here.

What do I need to do?

Contact us and we will identify which new card is suitable for your occupation.  Once you have registered onto the correct NVQ, you will be able to appply for a temporary card, which will cover you while you are completing your award. Once you have completed your award you wiil then be able to transfer to the new 'Skilled Worker' card. 

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Card finder will help you to decide which CSCS card to apply for and which CITB Health, Safety & Environment test you need to pass based on your occupation.

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