Which NPORS card do I need?

NPORS CSCS Red Operator Card

This card is best suited for those operating in the construction sector who require CSCS accreditation.

Once delegates have completed their NPORS course and a CITB Health, Safety & Environmental touch screen test, they can apply for a red NPORS CSCS Operator card. This is valid for 2 years.

To obtain the blue card which is valid for 5 years, delegates must complete a relevant plant NVQ whilst their red card is still in date.

Traditional NPORS Operator card

This card is for those who don’t require the CSCS accreditation and who may be operating outside of the construction sector. Cards expire 2 or 5 years from the date of the initial assessment – expiry is depending on sector specific/company requirements.

Delegates choosing this option will not be required to undertake an NVQ and do not need to complete a CITB Health, Safety & Environmental touchscreen test.

NPORS CSCS Blue Competent Operator card

The blue competent operators’ card can only be achieved by completing the level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plant Operations (Construction).  The NVQ qualification is for life, there are no renewals needed. The blue competent operators’ card lasts for 5 years. To apply, operators will have to prove that they have passed the CITB health, safety & environmental touch screen test within the last two years.