Statement of Comparability for Construction Skills
Special Purpose Statements

These services are for those working in construction, plumbing or the land-based sector only.

The services help you apply for either:

  • a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card,
  • a Land-based Industry Skills Scheme (LISS) card, or
  • a Joint Industry Board for Plumbing and Mechanical Engineering Services in England and Wales (JIB-PMES) card.

If you are applying for a card which is not listed above, for example, the Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) card, you may not need these services.

Check the requirements for card schemes online.

If you work in construction and need to evidence the level of your qualification but do not require a skills card, apply for a Statement of Comparability.

These services work differently depending on which card you need.

If you do not know which card you need, contact CSCS, LISS or JIB-PMES.

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If you are applying for a You need the
Blue, gold or black CSCS card, LISS card or blue or gold JIB-PMES card

Statement of Comparability for Construction Skills with Skills Mapping.

To be eligible for this service, you must have spent time working on a construction site as part of your qualification. You can only submit one qualification for this service.

This service includes:

  • a mapping report (for one qualification only)
  • a Primary Source Verification* (PSV) report (for one qualification only)

There are two stages to the application process. Click here for details.

To apply for Stage 1 you must upload photographs or scans of your:

  • final certificate
  • transcripts
  • certified translations of your documents if your documents are not in English

For affordable, high-quality certified translations suitable for UK NARIC applications, we recommend dialexy.com.

For more information on the required documents, see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Once we have received all of the necessary documents and payment for Stage 1, we will complete your Stage 1 assessment within 15 working days and send you an email regarding Stage 2. If we need to conduct additional research, this may take longer. We will let you know if this is the case.

To apply for Stage 2 you must upload photographs or scans of your:

Once we have received all of the necessary documents and payment for Stage 2, we will aim to complete your Stage 2 assessment within 30 working days however because we rely on information from third parties for verification, we cannot guarantee that we will complete your application within 30 working days.

white, Academically Qualified Person CSCS card or LISS card…

Statement of Comparability for Construction Skills for Academically Qualified Persons.

To qualify for this card, your construction qualification(s) need to be comparable to Higher National Certificate, Higher National Diploma, Bachelor, Master’s or doctoral degree level.

This service includes:

  • a Statement of Comparability (for all qualifications submitted)
  • a Primary Source Verification* (PSV) report (for one qualification only).

You should specify which qualification you want us to verify at the application stage. If you do not specify, we will verify the most recent or highest qualification with a focus on construction.

To apply for this service, you must upload photographs or scans of your:

  • final certificate(s)
  • transcripts
  • certified translations of your documents if your documents are not in English and you are not going to use our Translation Waiver service
  • signed Letter of Authorisation
  • passport / photo ID.

For more information on our Translation Waiver service, certified translations and the required documents, see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Once we have received all of the necessary documents and payment, we will complete your assessment within 30 working days. If we need to conduct additional research, this may take longer. We will let you know if this is the case.

*We verify that qualifications are genuine through direct contact with institutions. If we are unable to confirm that your qualification is genuine, we will state that we were ‘unable to verify’ the qualification. This does not necessarily mean that the award is not genuine, but that we have been unable to confirm its authenticity. We cannot refund application fees if we are ‘unable to verify’ or if fraudulent qualifications are presented.

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Statement of Comparability for Construction Skills with Skills Mapping - Stage 1 £50.00 + VAT*
Statement of Comparability for Construction Skills with Skills Mapping - Stage 2 £345.00 + VAT*
Statement of Comparability for Construction Skills for Academically Qualified Persons £184.50 + VAT*

*VAT is only payable in the UK and EU.





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