The JIB-PMES and UK NARIC have developed a new application process for workers with qualifications that were achieved outside of the UK who wish to apply for Blue or Gold JIB-PMES CSCS Registration cards. This new process will come into effect from 02nd January 2019.
The new arrangement will require all applicants wishing to register for Blue or Gold JIB-PMES CSCS Registration cards to undergo a more thorough check of their qualifications though an enhanced process. (the Statement of Comparability for Construction Skills) managed through UK NARIC.
Full details of how the Statement of Comparability for Construction Skills process works is provided on the UK NARIC website: https://www.naric.org.uk/naric/Individuals/Occupations/Construction.aspx
Any new applications received by UK NARIC after 02nd January 2019 will be subject to these updated requirements.
Any statements of comparability issued by UK NARIC before this time, and any statements issued following applications which were received by UK NARIC before 02nd January 2019 will continue to be accepted by the JIB-PMES in support of blue or gold CSCS Registration card applications.
This situation will apply until 31st January 2019.
After this time, the JIB-PMES will only issue Blue or Gold CSCS Registration cards to those applicants who can provide a suitable Statement of Comparability for Construction Skills as detailed above.