About the CPCS logbook

The role of a CPCS Logbook is to record life-long learning. It is especially useful when renewing your Blue Competent Operator Card as it is the cheapest option and provides the necessary evidence to support the renewal.

There are several other routes you can use to demonstrate that you have kept up with your knowledge and skills in a plant category(s) when you renew your Blue Competent Operator Card. These routes however, tend to cost money.

Use of the logbook is voluntary and it is the cheapest option to use when renewing this card card.

Your logbook can keep a record of all the operating activities, testing, training and employment that you have had over time.

If you choose to renew your card using a CPCS Logbook, make sure you:

A Logbook is automatically sent out to your home address when your first Blue Competent Operator card is issued.

The Logbook is divided into three sections. The first four sections provide records for different aspects of your career to be logged and endorsed:

  • Section 1: Operating Experience Record
  • Section 2: Employment Record
  • Section 3: Further information

If you wish to use the :ogbook to prove ongoing operating experience at the point of renewal, the following steps must be followed:

  • record your operating
  • entries must be endorsed.
  • minimum of 300 hours should be recorded for each category (pro-rata)
  • validated by a CPCS approved company validator before an application to renew your card is made.

You can download additional pages for your Logbook (PDF, 76kb) free of charge.

Alternatively you can buy more pages by calling CPCS helpline on 0844 815 7274. Lines are open from 8am to 5pm Monday to Thursday, 8am to 4pm on Friday; and closed on Bank Holidays.