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CRO deadline approaching

The deadline for CRO card applications is 31st March 2017. However all CRO applicants should note that cards issued since October 2015 will expire on 30th September 2017. In many cases CRO card holders will be required to register for existing or newly developed qualifications before their CRO cards expire. In others, CRO card holders will be transferred to one of CSCS’s Partner Card Schemes that are more appropriate for their occupations. Read more

What if my CRO occupation already has an approved qualification?

Many CRO occupations already have industry approved qualifications. CRO card holders with approved qualifications will be able to move directly onto a skilled worker card without having to complete any further qualifications. Read more

What if my CRO occupation is transferred to another card scheme?

A number of CRO occupations are better represented by transferring to one of CSCS’ Partner Card Schemes. All Partner Card Schemes display the CSCS logo and are based on the same standards as CSCS. Read more

What if my CRO occupation is removed from the scheme?

Following discussions with industry representatives it has been agreed that a number of CRO occupations are non-construction related and should be removed from the scheme entirely. Read more

What if my qualification requires enhancement?

Some CRO occupations have qualifications that don’t meet a nationally recognised standard for skilled occupations. In many cases, the industry is working together to bring these qualifications up to an agreed standard. Read more

What if CSCS require more information about my CRO occupation?

CSCS has identified 25 occupations that require further investigation and discussion with industry before deciding an appropriate alternative route. CSCS is asking for individuals or sector representatives involved in these occupations to get in touch with the CSCS team so we can better understand the role of these occupations within construction. Read more

What if my CRO occupation is transferred to the Labourer card?

It has been agreed with industry representatives that a number of CRO occupations should be moved across to the green Labourer Card. CRO cardholders working in these occupations are expected to complete an approved qualification and apply for the green Labourer Card before existing CRO cards expire. Read more