skip to main content

CSCS Card Application Form


Applying for a CSCS card couldn't be more simple.  First select which card you are applying for and complete the application form.  You will then be asked to provide supporting evidence and to upload a passport style photograph of yourself.  If you are applying for a blue Skilled Worker card, you will also need to select the endorsements required for the back of your card.  Once you select the 'submit and pay' button, you will be asked to enter your payment details.  As part of the security procedures for banks, you will also be asked to provide your Verified by Visa details and your billing name and address.  Once payment has gone through, you will receive a confirmation message and a follow up email to the email address you included in your application. 

The NVQ required for the Blue Skilled Worker card is the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Specialist Installation Occupations (Construction) – Door, Gate and Shutter Systems – Installation and Maintenance.  DHF will not accept any other NVQ as evidence as this is the only NVQ that is in scope for the industry sector as agreed with CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme).

Step 1 - Select card type

dhf currently offers several CSCS card types. Each card has its own criteria. Please note all cards require the applicant to hold a valid Heath & Safety in the Environment (HS&E) certificate. You will be given access to an online portal where you can take the test as part of your application.  If you have already taken this test with ADSA, dhf will accept this and you will have the opportunity to upload an image of your certificate.  This must have been taken within 1 year prior to applying.  dhf will not accept evidence of a passed HS&E test results from any other third party provider.

Apply for this card Card type Card life span Renewable? Includes Additional information Evidence required Cost
Skilled Worker
(BLUE card)
3 years Yes H, S & E test Applicant MUST have a relevant NVQ Copy of NVQ Certificate or a photo of the front and back of a current Skilled Worker card.
Valid certificate(s) of a dhf approved course.
(GREEN card)
3 years Yes H, S & E test For those working with a technician who has a Skilled or Experienced Worker card Valid certificate(s) of a dhf approved course. £60.00
Experienced Worker
(RED card)
1 year No H, S & E test A 1-year card whilst applicant is taking NVQ A confirmation letter from your NVQ assessor or a copy of your registration document.
Valid certificate(s) of a dhf approved course.
Skilled Worker
(BLUE card)
Upgrade from Experienced Worker (RED) card.
3 years Yes H, S & E test This is only available as an upgrade from an Experienced Worker (RED) card.
Applicant MUST have a relevant NVQ
Evidence of a NVQ Certificate must be supplied and a photo of the front and back of a current Experienced Worker card.
Valid certificate(s) of a dhf approved course.
(RED card)
2 years (6 + 18 months) No H, S & E test Not available at present. Formal letter from provider of apprenticeship evidencing attendance on course. (6 months) Provider then extends card. (18 months).
Valid certificate(s) of a dhf approved course - for the final 18 months.
Surveyor / Estimator
(WHITE card)
3 years Yes H, S & E test   None £60.00
(RED card)
6 months No H, S & E test Probationary period only. MUST be accompanied by a BLUE Skilled Worker. No qualifications needed. None £30.00
Replacement of lost/stolen card - all card types dhf will replace a lost/stolen card for 30. All evidence previously provided will be used to check that the information provided is correct. If during the time of losing the card your dhf approved course evidence certificate or the Health & Safety in the Environment certificate has expired, you will need to resit or refresh the course before a replacement card can be issued. £30.00

Step 2 - Complete form below

Please see our general privacy policy for how we use your data for CSCS cards.

Boxes marked * are mandatory

Please tick the following statement(s):

Cards will be issued once all criteria has been met.

join in & follow

facebook linkedin
Door & Hardware Federation, The Barn, Shuttington Fields Farm, Main Road, Shuttington, Tamworth, B79 0HA
Registered in England No.2537077
VAT No. 240112234
  • Construction Products Association
  • Build UK Trade Association Member