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Obtaining your CSCS card with the CQI

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) recognises the Chartered Quality Institute as an approved professional body, meaning CQI members in the construction industry can use their membership to prove their skills and obtain a CSCS card.

Any current chartered quality professional (member or fellow) can now obtain a CSCS Professionally Qualified Person (PQP) card. CQI affiliates or practitioners who have a level four qualification relevant to construction can apply for the Academically Qualified Person (AQP) card with an endorsement from the CQI.

What is a CSCS card?

Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) cards provide proof that individuals working on construction sites have the appropriate training and qualifications for the job they do on site. By ensuring the workforce is appropriately qualified, the card plays an integral part in improving standards and safety on UK construction sites. Applicants for CSCS cards can use their professional body membership to prove their skills, rather than the achievement of an NVQ or other equivalent qualifications.

CSCS benefits

  • Recognition A professional holding a CSCS card is renowned amongst the construction industry as being able to demonstrate a high level of competence, skills, and experience. Match your reputation with the most acclaimed standard in construction.

  • Access – Most principal contractors and major house builders in the UK require construction workers to hold a valid CSCS card. This card grants access to construction workers, demonstrating they have the correct health and safety awareness, and qualifications to work on site.

Gaining a CSCS card

CQI members working in construction can use their CQI membership to obtain a CSCS card on the following basis.

CSCS Professionally Qualified Person card

Eligible: All current CQI chartered members or fellows working in construction

  • Contact us for a letter confirming your membership status using the form below.
  • Then apply at Card Finder (cscsonline.uk.com) .
  • Search for the Chartered Quality Institute or simply ‘quality’.

CSCS Academically Qualified Person card

Eligible: All current CQI affiliate or practitioner grade members working in construction who possess a construction related qualification at Level 4 or above.

  • Contact us with details of your qualification using the form below.
  • We will send you a letter confirming your membership and that you have a relevant qualification.
  • Then apply at Card Finder (cscsonline.uk.com) .
  • Search for the Chartered Quality Institute or simply ‘quality’.

If you have any questions, please contact our membership team at [email protected]

Obtain your CSCS card