Industry Accreditation Cards

Below you will find the most commonly asked questions we receive about SICCS and CSCS Cards.
If you cannot find the answer to your query, please get in contact with our Training Manager who will be happy to help.

SICCS Cards

The National Association of Shopfitters (NAS).

You can find out more on our SICCS Cards handout.

To discuss SICCS cards, contact our Training Manager on 01883 624961 / lorraine.shepherd@shopfitters.org.

The Shopfitting and Interior Contracting Competence Scheme card is a virtual card specifically for those in the Shopfitting & Interior Contracting/Fit Out industry. It is in partnership with CSCS (and displays their hologrammed logo). This digital card will appear on your smart phone (or the device of your choice).

It is not a legislative requirement. It is entirely up to the principal contractor or client to determine if workers are required to hold a card before they are allowed on site.

As soon as our Training Manager has undertaken the relevant checks/audits and receives evidence of the qualification(s) relevant to your choice of SICCS card, it is at this stage only that you can make payment via a Debit or Credit card, either:

  • Over the phone with the National Association of Shopfitters Training Manager by calling 01883 624961.
  • Online via NAS Buy.

This will always fall in line with the cost of CSCS cards. You can find out more on the CSCS website:  https://www.cscs.uk.com/applying-for-cards/

The aim of the test is to examine knowledge across a wide range of topics to improve safety and productivity on site. It is usually taken via a PC-based touch screen test. If the person taking the test needs additional support e.g. accessibility or literacy please call the booking line on 0344 994 4488.   

To apply for an SICCS card, you must have passed the appropriate version of the CITB Health Safety & Environment (HSE) test, within the last two years.

You will need to pass either the ‘Operatives’ or ‘Managers & Professionals’ test, this table will assist you in deciding which is necessary for your required SICCS card.

There are 2 ways you can book your test:-

Preparing for the test/revision materials: https://www.citb.co.uk/courses-and-qualifications/hse-test-and-cards/preparing-for-the-test/

Your SICCS Card issued by the National Association of Shopfitters can be evidenced at this link: https://cardcheck.gosmart.co.uk/

  • Click on the ‘Change Scheme’ box and choose Shopfitting And Interior Contracting Competency Scheme
  • Enter the 8 digit SICCS registration number (shown on the front of your card)
  • Enter Surname
  • Click Search

The SICCS card is a CSCS partner scheme and therefore should be accepted on all construction sites as per the Build UK Training Standard. You can identify which major contractors are signed up to follow the Training Standard via the yellow tick on the list of contractor members on the Build UK website.

The SICCS card is a CSCS partner scheme and therefore it should be accepted on all construction sites as per the Build UK Training Standard. You can identify which major contractors are signed up to follow the Training Standard via the yellow tick on the list of contractor members on the Build UK website.

Please click here for a table which is a helpful starting point.  Please contact our Training Manager on 01883 624961 / lorraine.shepherd@shopfitters.org for a breakdown of the individual qualifications required for each SICCS card option.

CSCS Cards

CSCS is a not-for-profit limited company.  Its directors are from employer organisations and unions that represent the breadth of the industry. Effective from January 2020, the CSCS application processing and contact centre is no longer delivered under contract by the CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) as part of CITB Vision 2020 and is now delivered by an external agency.

For further information, please contact the Construction Skills Certification Scheme:
Customer Support Line 0344 994 4777; 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday, excluding Bank holidays.
Online Live customer support/chat function https://www.cscs.uk.com/
Communications Team 020 7291 0740 / communications@cscs.co.uk

This is a physical card to evidence that individuals working on construction sites have the appropriate training and qualifications for the job they do on site.
By ensuring the workforce are appropriately qualified, the card plays its part in improving standards and safety on UK construction sites.

It is not a legislative requirement. It is entirely up to the principal contractor or client whether workers are required to hold a card before they are allowed on site. However, most principal contractors and major house builders require construction workers on their sites to hold a valid card.

You can find that information here. If you cannot find an appropriate card for you, why not try the ‘CSCS‘ Partnership Card Scheme’ card options via https://www.cscs.uk.com/about/partnercard-schemes. The SICCS card is a CSCS Partnership card – see above SICCS section.

Yes.  For further details on this please contact the CITB on 0344 994 4488. 

You can find out about the cost of the test here.

You can find out about revision books and apps here.

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