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!

Cards obtained via industry accreditation, which are not renewed within the period outlined above, will not be able to reapply for a new card via industry accreditation.

Applicants will be required to obtain the relevant qualification for the type of work they undertake on site.

 

You will need to pass the relevant H&S test.

BESA Health and Safety Environment Online Test

To book and complete the online BESA H&SE course and test click here.

The online test can be taken as part of the online course or as standalone.

IMPORTANT THE ONLINE BESA H&SE TEST CAN ONLY BE COMPLETED ON A PC OR LAPTOP DUE TO CAMERA QUALITY FOR VERIFICATION AND PROCTORING PROCESS. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT PROCTORING HERE.

  • Takes approximately 3 hours to complete online
  • The standalone test costs £23.40 inc VAT or for course & test costs £114 inc VAT (BESA members discounted rate £60 inc VAT) 
  • You will need a valid photo ID

For more information about the BESA Health and Safety Environment Online Test click here or call 0800 917 8419.

 

CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test

You can book your test and find your nearest test centre here or through the booking hotline on 0344 994 4488 (lines are open Monday-Friday 8:00am to 6:00pm). You’ll need to have to hand:

  • Your full name, address, date of birth and National Insurance number
  • Which test you’d like to book and booking code. 
  • The test costs £22.00inc VAT and you can make payment over the phone by credit or debit card

A book containing guidance on the testing process and all the questions to help you prepare can be purchased, and a revision DVD including a simulated test.

 

Colour of SKILLcard applied for

BESA Academy

CITB – Which Test?

CITB Booking Code

Craft and Operative

Red, green, blue or gold.

 

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

BESA Online H&SE Test

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

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

BESA Online H&SE Test

CITB HS&E Test (operatives)

CITB HS&E Test (operatives)

White ACRIB Refrigerant Handler (CRO)

BESA Online H&SE Test

HVACR Refrigeration and air conditioning

RAAC

Gold (supervisory)

 N/A

Supervisory

SPVR

Black (managerial)

 N/A

Managerial & professional

MAP

White Professionally Qualified Person (PQP)

 N/A

Managerial & professional

MAP

White Academically Qualified Person (AQP)

 N/A

Managerial & professional

MAP

 

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.

 

 

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