The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) provides for the training, assessment, certification and registration of non-craft operatives within the construction sector. CSCS is covered under Schedule 4 of the Safety, Health & Welfare at Work (Construction)Regulations 2006 Legislation
Individuals who are working in any of the following occupational categories will be LEGALLY REQUIRED to hold a FAS CSCS Registration Card:
Plant, Scaffolding, Roofing, Roadworker, Mobile Access Tower and Shotfiring.
CSCS Programmes are delivered by FÁS and a wide range of approved training organisations.
To Find an Approved Training Organisation please click on the link http://trs.fas.ie/
FAS wish to advise that the mutual automatic recognition agreement between FAS CSCS and UK based CPCS scheme has been temporarily suspended for plant cards.
Discussions between FAS CSCS and CPCS are ongoing to finalise a new agreement.
The HSA position on CSCS and Schedule 4 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2006-2012 has not changed and the Authority will be kept advised on the progress of discussions.
Interested parties holding an EU qualification (including FAS CSCS qualifications) should note, if they intend to use their qualification to work in any EU country, there are mechanisms in place in all member countries ( as required by EU Directive 2005/36/EC) to facilitate applications for recognition of these qualifications.
Should an individual seek recognition for a CSCS equivalent qualification in Ireland – please contact CSCS/QSCS Operations or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: In the United Kingdom – (Northern Ireland and Great Britain), it is not a legal requirement to hold any one type of card. The legal obligation is to demonstrate competence – a FAS CSCS card is a demonstration of competence in the discipline for which it was issued
The Aims and Benefits of the CSCS are to provide opportunities for participants to become competent, confident and committed in applying the skills, knowledge and attitude that are associated with their occupations in construction.
Operators who successfully complete an approved CSCS Training and Assessment Programme are awarded FETAC Certification and then eligible for a CSCS Registration Card.
View details about the Registration process and the full CSCS Listings and Eligibility Criteria.
Application Forms for Renewal Cards and Replacement Cards
To download a form for a renewal or replacement card please click on Application Form . Submit the completed form together with a passport-sized photograph (signed on the reverse) and the relevant fee to:
FÁS Services to Business Support Unit,
27-33 Upper Baggot Street,
The fee for CSCS Replacement and Renewal cards is €23.
For further information about the CSCS, contact your local FÁS STB Office.