Application support

SWQR application forms

I'm a Candidate

Candidate Registration form

User guide for candidate digital application

I'm a Centre

Centre Registration form

User guide for centre digital application

What application do I complete?

I have never held a Street Works card / my card has expired and I have retaken the training:

  • The Centre you attended and were assessed should apply on your behalf, contact your Centre in the first instance to discuss.

I want to add additional units/qualification to my ID card:

  • The Centre you attended and were assessed should apply on your behalf, contact your Centre in the first instance to discuss.

I want to renew an ID card:

  • You can renew your card at any time however, the legislation across the UK varies, please contact our team for guidance swqr@sqa.org.uk

I want a replacement ID card

  • Open Candidate form, select the country, select Replacement card application

Re-registration - Wales and Northern Ireland only

  • Open Candidate form, select the country, select Re-registration

Further information on the options

Re-registration

I currently hold a valid card and would like to re-register, to work in Northern Ireland and Wales.

If your card validity is five years, you could opt to wait until nearer the expiry date of the card before deciding to re-register. However, if you do decide to re-register this does not require any assessment. You would be required to apply along with the appropriate fee to SWQR. We will issue your re-registered card, which will be valid for a further five years, based on your current expiration period and the date of your SWQR application.

We would recommend you apply for re-registration at least six months before your card expiry. 

Can I use my Re-registration card in England and Scotland?

You must hold either an Initial or a Re-assessed card, to comply with legislation in England and Scotland. Candidates who hold a Re-registered card are not permitted to operate in England and/or Scotland. To comply with legislation in England and Scotland, you would need to undertake training and assessment and submit an Initial Application or Re-assessment Application and the appropriate fee to SWQR. Your new card will be valid for five years from the certification date and will cover you for works throughout the UK.

I currently hold a Re-registration card, which has expired.

Candidates working in Northern Ireland and Wales are required to re-register their qualifications every five years, as per the expiry date on their ID cards. Candidates must complete the Re-registration form and return it to SWQR along with one passport-sized photograph and the appropriate fee. Candidates may apply for re-registration at any time after the first year of the cards life and up to three months after the card expiry date. SWQR recommend that you apply at least six months before the card expiry date. This will allow time to process the card and deal with any issues that may arise. Should you apply after the three-month expiry period, SWQR will be unable to issue you with a new card, you would be required to undertake an assessment with an approved Centre and submit a new Initial Application to SWQR along with one passport-sized photograph and the appropriate fee.

Re-assessment

For Candidates operating in England and Scotland, re-assessment is a multiple-choice, open-book assessment which must be undertaken with an approved Centre. Candidates should re-assess in the qualifications they currently hold and wish to keep, as they will lose those that they have not re-assessed, once the certificates have expired.

The course length and cost for re-assessment is determined by the Centre but will also reflect the number of qualifications/assessments the Candidate undertakes. So, the Candidate should contact the Centre for more information. Should a Candidate fail the assessment, they will be allowed to re-sit the qualification/s they have failed. This will incur a cost.

I currently hold a card which has expired.  What are my options to renew?

You can renew your card by undertaking a re-assessment at a Centre up to five years after the card expiration date.  Please note even though you can re-assess during this period, your card will not be valid until you have been certificated and your new card issued by SWQR.

I currently hold a card which is in its first year of validity.  What are my options?

As your card validity is five years, you could opt to wait until the nearer the expiry date of the card before deciding to re-assess.

However, if you do decide to re-assess through a Centre in the first year of validity, the expiration period will be for five years from the certification date.

We would recommend you are certificated, preferably, in the final year of your card expiry.  This will enable the Centre to submit your application to SWQR and should there be any queries, they can be resolved within this timeframe.

I currently hold a card which is in its second year of validity. What are my options?

As your card validity is three years, you could opt to wait until nearer the expiry date of the card before deciding to re-assess.

However, if you do decide to re-assess through a Centre in the second year of validity, the expiration period will be for six years from your certification date.

Certificates re-assessed from the second to fourth years of card validity will be issued with a six-year expiration period.

We would recommend you are certificated, preferably, in the final year of your card expiry.  This will enable the Centre to submit your application to SWQR and should there be any queries, they can be resolved within this timeframe.

I currently hold a card which is in its final year of validity. What are my options?

In the fifth year of the card’s validity (dependent on when you were certificated), you will not lose time on your card, similar to an MOT certificate i.e. if you come forward two months before card expiry, those two months will be added to your card. This is to ensure that Candidates are not disadvantaged should they choose to come forward in their final year of validity.

We would recommend you are certificated, preferably, in the final year of your card expiry.  This will enable the Centre to submit your application to SWQR and should there be any queries, they can be resolved before the card expires.

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