End of Industry Accreditation

15 February 2024

From 30 June 2024, cards carrying the CSCS logo obtained via Industry Accreditation will no longer be renewed and all such cards will expire on 31 December 2024. This is in line with the CLC requirement that all cards should be achieved by qualification, supporting workers in demonstrating that they are competent to undertake their role. Over the last 12 months, the number of individuals holding an Industry Accreditation card has reduced by half, but there are still 29,000 who need to replace their card by the end of this year.

CSCS has issued guidance on the different ways that individuals holding Blue, Gold or Black Industry Accreditation cards issued by the core scheme can replace their card, which will depend on their occupation and any qualifications they hold. Members should be identifying the appropriate route for each of their workers and putting in place a plan for those who need to complete a qualification, with increased grant rates currently available from CITB for certain S/NVQs. CSCS does not issue cards for non‐construction related occupations and anyone who no longer attends site regularly may not require a card.