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Change to CSR Renewal Requirements

From 31 December 2020 all Construction Skills Register (CSR) skilled cards or above that were originally issued on the basis of an occupational assessment and Industry Accreditation will expire on 31 December 2024. Candidates will then have to have registered on or achieved an NVQ Level 2 qualification or higher to continue to be issued a CSR card based on their occupation.

This is the final change required to ensure CSR meets the Construction Leadership Council’s “One Industry Logo” requirements which will ensure CSR cards continue to be accepted in GB. CSR is required to have a transition plan in place to bring all existing cardholders up to the minimum standard (NVQ Level 2 for skilled workers). This plan gives the industry five years notice to prepare for the change.

Skilled cards and above issued from 31 December 2020 will begin to be short dated, for example a blue joiner card initially issued on the basis of occupational assessment and Industry Accreditation renewed in February 2022 will expire on 31 December 2024.

Please note the renewal of Labourer cards or cards previously issued on the basis of an NVQ qualification are not affected by this change.

If you have any questions please contact the Scheme Manager, Jonathan Caughey jonathanc@cefni.co.uk  or 028 9087 7143.