CPCS Card Renewals

1 - 2 hours depending on number of categories to renew

How do I renew a Blue CPCS Plant Card?

If you have a current CPCS Blue Card that is due to expire you will need to complete a computer based theory test specific to the categories of plant you hold in order to renew your Blue Plant Operator card. As well as the CPCS renewal tests you still need to complete the CITB HS&E test for Operatives or the Managers and Professionals test depending on what CPCS Plant Categories you need to renew.

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.

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 as the renewal tests are created to cover groupings of plant categories. You may have 15 different items of plant on your card but you may only need to complete 3 renewal theory tests.

What Renewal tests do you provide?

We can provide the full range of CPCS Renewal tests at our training centre.
Below you will find the CPCS Renewal Test groupings that you need to sit in order to renew your plant categories. if you hold 2 items of plant that come under the 1 Renewal test then you only need to sit that one test to cover both items of plant.

Dump Truck Rigid Chassis - A57 - Transporting loads
Dump Truck Articulated Chassis - A56 - Transporting loads
Loader / Securer - STGO - A50 - Transporting loads
Loader / Securer - non STGO - A49 - Transporting loads
Skip Handler - A39 - Transporting loads
Agricultural Tractor - A33 - Transporting loads
Forward Tipping Dumper - A09 - Transporting loads

Demolition Plant - A65 - Specialist operations
Piling Rig - Bored above 20 tonnes - A48 - Specialist operations
Piling Rig - Bored below 20 tonnes - A47 - Specialist operations
Piling Rig - Driven above 20 tonnes - A46 - Specialist operations
Piling Rig - Driven below 20 tonnes - A45 - Specialist operations
Trailer Mounted Concrete Pump - A44 - Specialist operations
Screener - A43 - Specialist operations
Crusher - A42 - Specialist operations
Loader - Compressor - A41- Specialist operations
Piling Rig Tripod - A30 - Specialist operations
Truck Mounted Boom Concrete Pump - A06 - Specialist operations

Telescopic Handler - A17 - Lift Trucks
Reach Truck - A18 - Lift Trucks
Industrial Forklift Truck - A16 - Lift Trucks
Forklift Side - Loader - A15 - Lift Trucks
R.T.F.L./ Masted Truck - A14 - Lift Trucks

Excavator 360 above 10 Tonne - A59 - Excavating and Extracting
Excavator 360 below 10 Tonne - A58 - Excavating and Extracting
Trencher - A37 - Excavate and Extracting
Motorised Scraper - A24 - Excavating and Extracting
Skid Steer Loader - A23 - Excavating and Extracting
Tracked Loading Shovel - A22 - Excavating and Extracting
Wheeled Loading Shovel - A21 - Excavating and Extracting
Excavator 180 above 5 tonnes - A12 - Excavating and Extracting
Excavator 180 below 5 tonnes - A10 - Excavating and Extracting
Dragline - A05 - Excavating and Extracting

Crawler - Tractor / Dozer - A34 - Earthworks formation
Grader - A19 - Earthworks formation

Compact Crane - A66 - Cranes and lifting
Pedestrian Operated Tower Crane - A63 - Cranes and lifting
Crane / Lifting Operations Supervisor - A62 - Cranes and lifting
Appointed Person - A61 - Cranes and lifting
Mobile Crane - A60 - Cranes and lifting
Slinger Signaller - A40 - Cranes and lifting
Lorry Loader - A36 - Cranes and lifting
Crawler - Tractor / Side Boom - A35 - Cranes and lifting
Tower Crane - A04 - Cranes and lifting
Crawler Crane above 10 tonne - A02 - Cranes and lifting

Soil - Landfill Compactor - A32 - Compacting operations
Ride On Roller - A31 - Compacting operations

M.E.W.P. Mast Climber - A27 - Access equipment
M.E.W.P. Boom - A26 - Access equipment
M.E.W.P. Scissor - A25 - Access equipment
Hoist - A20 - Access equipment

What if all this is not making any sense and I need help?

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