Become a CPCS approved company validator

Where a construction company regularly needs someone to make sure their Blue card holding plant operators are up-to-date with their qualifications, the Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPSC) offers these companies the option of accrediting an in-house approved validator.

The accreditation process is simple provided the criteria are met. There is no charge to become an CPCS approved company validator.

A CPCS approved company validator is an employee who takes on the job of checking that a CPCS Blue Competent Operator card holder has met all the requirements for renewing their card.

The company usually nominates a worker who is in a managerial position to become a validator. The nominee is likely to require access to company records to be able to validate a worker's experience and skills as documented in their logbook.

The process of becoming a validator is free of charge.

To be a CPCS approved company validator, you need to:

  • be an employee of the company/organisation
  • have been approved for this purpose by a director/senior manager working for the same organisation
  • able to access company information, if needed, to confirm the work undertaken by the operator
  • assist CITB with quality assurance checks of CPCS logbooks
  • fill in the Application for a CPCS Approved Company Validator (F4/1) form (PDF, 767kb)
  • send the completed form together with the required supporting documents to the address indicated on the form.

There is no charge to become a CPCS approved company validator.

It normally takes 15 working days to process the application assuming that all requirements have been met. Once approved, CPCS will issue a letter of confirmation to the company, indicating the name of the employee that has been approved as the CPCS approved company validator.