Card holders need to be reassessed every 5 years. A card can be renewed six months either side of the expiry date shown on it. Where a cards is re-registered within this period, the new card will last for five years from when the old one expires. This applies to both Operative and Supervisor qualifications.
However, there are two important points to note for candidates who re-register in the six months after the card has expired:
The Street Works Qualifications Register (SWQR) is maintained in Glasgow, at the invitation of the Department for Transport. The SWQR holds details of qualified supervisors and operatives who have gained the appropriate qualification in relation to the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (NRSWA).
Awarding Bodies, appointed by the Government, work closely with the SWQR in order that each qualified supervisor or operative can be issued with a durable ID card (which can be produced on site if necessary) to show that he/she is in possession of the appropriate qualification. Additionally, the SWQR can provide road authorities, contracting companies and other prospective employers with information as to whether a supervisor or operative is in possession of a prescribed qualification as provided for in Sections 67 and 126 of the New Road and Street Works Act.