On the day of the test, you need to:
Staff at the test centre will check your documents when you arrive. You will not be able to sit your test if you don’t have the relevant documents, and you will lose your fee.
The CPCS renewal test is a computer based test, and all you need to do is click on the relevant answers by touching the screen or using a mouse.
Before the test starts, there is an on-screen tutorial which explains how everything works and lets you try out the buttons and computer.
The test is broken down into plant specific modules. There are up to 15 questions per module.
Once the test starts, you have 15 minutes to answer the 15 multiple-choice questions in a module.
After the test
Once you have completed the test, there is an optional online satisfaction survey available to provide feedback on the test you have taken. You can also complete the survey after you have left the test centre.
A score report for each module will be printed straight after you have completed the test. This will tell you if you have passed or failed each module.
The score report will also provide you with feedback on any areas where you might benefit from more learning or revision.
Once you have passed the necessary module(s) of the CPCS renewal test, you can apply to renew the Blue Cmpetent Operator Card for the categories that you hold associated with this module.
If you fail your test, we recommend you do more revision of the factsheets, and rebook your test for a later date.