The application process is the same for each type of card, and consists of the following steps:
1. Select the appropriate type of card
2. Complete application (hard copy or online)
3. Provide supporting documents
(e.g. colour photo, H&S test pass, qualification certificates etc.)
4. Submit form and pay fee
1.) Select the card you require
Firstly, you will need to check which card is relevant to the requirements of your trade and any formal qualifications you may hold. To do so, check the ‘Types of card’ page and check the specific requirements for the type of card you require.
2.) Complete application form
Once you have identified which card you need and checked that you meet the specific application requirements, you can complete the application form. The application form is available to download so that it can be completed ‘hard copy’ or alternatively it can be completed online. There are links to either kind of form from the website page for your chosen card type.
3.) Provide supporting documents
All card applications will require some form of supporting documentation. This may be a copy of a qualification certificate, a Health, Safety and Environment test pass letter, an Apprenticeship Agreement or a combination of these. Copies of this documentation must either be included with the completed application form (hard copy applications) or uploaded in support of online applications.
APPLICATIONS THAT ARE SUBMITTED WITHOUT ALL NECESSARY SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION WILL BE RETURNED. APPLICANTS WHO SUBMIT FORMS WITHOUT ALL THE NECESSARY SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION WILL BE CHARGED IN FULL FOR THEIR APPLICATIONS – SO MAKE SURE YOUR APPLICATION IS CORRECT AND COMPLETE BEFORE SUBMITTING IT!
4.) Submit application form and pay fee
Once the application form is complete and all required supporting documents have been included or uploaded, the form is ready to be submitted. Please note that payment is made at the point of submission and is non-refundable. For online applications payment must be made by credit or debit card. For hard copy applications, payment can be made either by BACS or credit/debit card over the telephone or by cheque/postal order. The applicable fee for each card is included on the specific card application page. Alternatively, all card fees are listed on the card fees page.
Note: Any applicant using the JIB-PMES CSCS Registration card ‘Fast-Track’ service MUST pay for their card by either BACS or credit/debit card.
We are also happy to accept emailed application forms. If you wish to email your application form, please following the below process:
- Fill in the appropriate application form and scan the completed form
- Draft an email to email@example.com
- Attach the form along with copies of supporting documentation (photo, copy of qualification, HS&E test pass etc.)
- Confirm the method of payment
- Send email.
JIB-PMES guarantees turnaround of all correctly completed card applications within 28 days of application receipt. In reality, if no additional work or verification is required, cards are usually dispatched much more quickly.
If applicants need the card to be issued more quickly, they have the option to ‘Fast-Track’ their application. This service aims to provide the card within 4 working days for an additional fee of £60.
Please be advised that the four working day ‘Fast-Track’ guidelines will be affected by bank holidays or business shut down periods i.e. Christmas, Easter etc.
Postage Costs – Don’t get caught out!
We receive hundreds of notifications from the Post Office each year regarding JIB PMES CSCS registration card applications that have been sent without sufficient postage. We are unable to accept these applications. They will not be processed.
To make sure your application reaches us and can be processed as quickly as possible, please check with the Post Office or online at www.royalmail.com/price-finder to ensure the correct postage rate is used for your application.