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Professional Qualified Person (PQP) CSCS Card

CSCS SKILLcard Application Form

Corporate CIBSE members (Licentiates, Associates, Members and Fellows) will now be able to apply for a Professionally Qualified Person's card, subject to certain conditions, as follows:

  • independent confirmation that the applicant has at least one year's on-site experience or other appropriate experience as a Building Services Engineer;
  • independent confirmation that the applicant meets the minimum standards required for Fellow (FCIBSE), Member (MCIBSE), Associate (ACIBSE) or Licentiate (LCIBSE) membership; and
  • evidence that the applicant has maintained his/her Continuing Professional Development.

Engineering Services SKILLcard is one of the principal personnel registration and card issuing schemes in the building services engineering sector.  Importantly, SKILLcard is affiliated with the pan-industry CSCS, and all cards issued bear the CSCS imprimatur and comply with the conditions for card issue set down by CSCS.

All applicants for an Engineering Services SKILLcard need to satisfy CSCS's important health and safety criteria by passing a short test aimed at ensuring a basic, working level of construction site health and safety awareness. Health, safety and environmental testing is carried out using the ConstructionSkills health and safety test, which is administered on behalf of the construction industry by ConstructionSkills's service provider, Prometric.

The specific test for managerial and professional applicants contains specific questions aimed at those with managerial responsibilities; and tests can be undertaken at a number of centres around the UK.

To activate your application for an Engineering Services SKILLcard PQP card now, members should follow these two simple steps:

Step 1 - Pass the relevant CITB Health, Safety and Environment test

You can book a test online or through the booking hotline on 0344 994 4488 (lines are open Monday-Friday 8:00am to 6:00pm). You’ll need to have to hand:

  1. Your full name, address, date of birth and National Insurance number
  2. Which test you’d like to book, you can find more information overleaf. The test costs £19.50, and you can make payment over the phone by credit or debit cardA book containing guidance on the testing process and all the questions to help you prepare can be purchased, and a revision DVD including a simulated test.

More information can be found on the SKILLcard website.

Step 2 - Compete your Engineering Services SKILLcard Application Form

You can download an application form here

Your CSCS registration number will be issued to you when you book the health and safety test.

You should return your completed application form, together with the following documents:

  • an up-to-date passport-style photograph of yourself, with your name and National Insurance number written on the back;
  • your health and safety test pass certificate (which will be returned to you);
  • your cheque for payment of the SKILLcard in the sum of £40.00 (inclusive of VAT and with cheques made payable to 'Engineering Services SKILLcard Ltd').

Your completed application should be sent to the Membership Department of CIBSE at the address shown on the application form, for authentication before this is then forwarded to the SKILLcard administration team. Your application will be processed by the SKILLcard team along with your payment and your card will be issued.

Please note that CIBSE do not process the payment you provide and so receipts should be requested by contacting SKILLcard directly on 01768 860 406 or at

Further Information

If you need any further information about completing your SKILLcard application or encounter any problems, contact the CIBSE Membership Department on 020 8772 3650 or at