ACAD Skill Card
Construction Leadership Council (CLC) agreed that from January 2015 the industry, including trade associations, contractors, clients and government should specify and promote card schemes carrying the CSCS logo with no equivalents accepted.
Review the card types and requirements below, then apply for your CSCS approved ACAD Skill Card.
Please Note – Applications will be processed within 5 working days of receipt. If the application is incomplete, we will contact you for further information.
If you have not received your card, or been contacted by us within 10 working days from the date of application, please contact the Skill Card Team.
We will not be accepting postal applications after 30 June 2019.
Skill Card Prices
Physical Card – £36 (inc VAT)
Virtual Card – £26 (inc VAT)
All Skill Card applicants will automatically receive (if required) a Virtual Card free of charge. All prices are subject to change
Skill Card types and requirements
The full range of Skill Cards are available as physical AND virtual cards. You can select one or both at the payment stage. If you have already been issued with a physical Skill Card and would also like a virtual one, please call the Skill Card helpline.
Licensed Asbestos Card type guide
If you are new to the Industry or have less than 3 years’ experience then the red Trained Worker ACAD Skill Card is the one for you. This lasts for 3 years during which time you must obtain your relevant NVQ otherwise there will be no replacement card available.
If you have more than 3 years’ experience then the red Experienced Worker ACAD Skill Card should be selected. This requires you are registered on the appropriate NVQ to obtain the card that lasts for 12 months during which you must complete your NVQ. Failure to do so means there will be no card available after the 12 months.
Once you are qualified with the appropriate NVQ then you can apply for the renewable blue Skilled Worker ACAD Skill Card or the gold Supervisor ACAD Skill Card. These can be renewed every five years.
Surveyor and Analyst Skill Cards
ACAD, BOHS, FAAM (Faculty of Asbestos Assessment and Management) and NORAC (National Organisation of Asbestos Consultants) have formed a collaboration to deliver a new skills certification card, displaying the CSCS logo, to Asbestos professionals.
If you are new to the Industry without a qualification then the red Trainee Worker ACAD Skill Card is the one for you. This lasts for 12 months during which time you must obtain your relevant qualification otherwise there will be no replacement card available.
Once you are qualified with the appropriate qualification then you can apply for the renewable blue Skilled Worker ACAD Skill Card or the gold Supervisor ACAD Skill Card. These can be renewed every five years.
Virtual Skill Cards
Find out more about the Virtual Skill Card by clicking the button below.