Renew, replace or update your SKILLcard

In many cases, your SKILLcard is your licence to work. Many employers ask for it, so it’s more important than ever to keep your card up to date.

If you would like to renew your card:

YOU NOW HAVE 12 MONTHS FROM EXPIRY TO RENEW SO DON'T DELAY AND RENEW TODAY!

Renewing your SKILLcard is quick and easy using our online system. Then you simply need to follow the steps below:

Pass the relevant Health, Safety and Environment test. You can book a test online, or through the booking hotline on 0344 994 4488 (lines are open Monday-Friday 8:00 – 18:00). You will need to have to hand:

a. your full name, address, date of birth and National Insurance number

b. details of which test you would like to book. Always quote the test code from the table below. The test costs £21.50. 

Colour of SKILLcard applied for

Which test to ask for

Booking Code

Red (for new-entrant site-based adult trainees), green, blue or gold.

 

One of the following tests (dependent on your occupation):

HVACR Pipefitting/welding (industrial and commercial)

PFW

HVACR Ductwork

DUCT

HVACR Refrigeration and air conditioning

RAAC

HVACR Domestic heating and plumbing services

HAPS

Plumbing – industrial and commercial

JIB

HVACR Service and facilities

SAF

Gold (supervisory)

Supervisory

SPVR

Black (managerial)

Managerial & professional

MAP

White Construction Related Occupation (CRO) and yellow regular site visitors

CITB Health, Safety and Environment test

CITB Health, Safety and Environment test

White ACRIB Refrigerant Handler (CRO)

HVACR Refrigeration and air conditioning

RAAC

 

If you would like to replace a lost or stolen card:

To replace a lost or stolen card, simply use our quick and easy online system.  The fee to replace your SKILLcard is £40.00.

If you would like to update an existing SKILLcard:

If you would like to update your card with a newly completed qualification or course, you will need to send us a copy of your certificate by email or post. We will update your SKILLcard electronically at no cost. The new information will then be added to the information held by the card's chip when it is next read.

If you wish to replace your SKILLcard and have the updated qualification or course appear in writing on the back of your card, you will need to complete an upgrade/update application form (download one here), then return it to us with the appropriate fee.

If you would like to renew your ACRIB SKILLcard:

If you would like to renew your ACRIB SKILLcard, please use our online application system and select the Craft and Operative application type. The fee to renew your card is £40.00.

 

 

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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC: Read our Business Continuity statement and updates here.

 

 

YOU NOW ONLY HAVE 12 MONTHS FROM EXPIRY TO SUBMIT A RENEWAL, FOLLOWING THAT CUT OFF, YOU WILL HAVE TO SUBMIT A NEW APPLICATION.

SO DON'T DELAY AND RENEW TODAY!

 

In Scotland, centres are recommencing 22nd July (majority of Pearson Professional Centres).

 In Wales. centres are recommencing 20th July (all Pearson Professional Centres).

As of 18 May 2020, CITB has re-opened the HS&E testing operations in England through the Pearson Performance Centres only. However, due to social distancing measures, availability may be limited. Leicester Pearson VUE Centre is currently affected by localised lock-down.

 

You can keep up to date with the latest CITB messaging here

 

Because of limited access to CITB courses, we continue to ask those responsible for site access to use their discretion towards expired SKILLcards. Read more

Watch our short video about expired SKILLcards here.

Our telephone lines are open and applications can still be made via the online service here.

Our team are still here to support you.