JIB Card Types Explained

JIB Card – How to get the card





You can get your JIB card direct from JIB-PMES website as long as you have the correct qualifications and certificates. Or you can use affiliated services who will charge you an admin fee.

You have to make sure you have passed the CITB HS&E test. One thing all JIB-PMES Cards have in common is the requirement that you take (and pass) one of the CITB Health, Safety & Environment Tests before applying.

You can find what JIB card required qualifications below.

JIB Card – How long does it take to get?

It can take between 14 – 21 days to get your JIB card, depending on all documents submitted with application form.

How long is JIB Card valid for?

Different JIB-PMES Cards are valid for different lengths of time, but in general they are vaild for up to 5 years.

Lost JIB Card – What to do

If your original card was still valid, you will be issued a replacement card without any additional testing or certification.

Renew JIB Card – The JIB Card renewal process

Renewing a JIB card is the same process as applying for one. The HS&E course will have to be taken again and any other course which are required for your JIB card. You can see the JIB card qualification requirements below.

JIB-PMES CSCS Card Fees

How much does a JIB-PMES card cost?

Initial application for card price

All craft cards – Blue or Gold £30
Plumbing Related Occupation card £30
Manager / Supervisor / Visitor card £30
Green Card £30
Work Experience £20
Apprentice / Trainee £20
Non CSCS JIB-PMES Student registration card £10

JIB Card Rnewals Cost

All cards £25

JIB Card Updates Cost

All cards £25

Replacement JIB cards lost or stolen

Replacement cards £20

JIB Plumber Card

  • CCDO Card – Demolition Operatives
  • CISRS Card – Scaffolding Workers
  • JIB-PMES Card – Plumbing Industry
  • SkillCard – Engineering Services




JIB License Card Types

All content below has been taken from the JIB-PMES website in order for the information to be accurate and upto date. JIB-PMES.

Blue JIB Card (Plumber)

Blue JIB Card (Plumber)

Issued to those who have achieved Level 2 NVQ/SVQ or Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plumbing or an equivalent qualification (i.e. City and Guilds Craft Certificate).

Valid: Valid up to 5 years | Turnaround: 14 – 21 days | Fast track: Available

Note: Level 1 or VRQ 6129 or 6035 certificates are not acceptable.

Heating Fitter Blue Registration Card

Heating Fitter Blue Registration Card

Issued to those who have achieved Level 2 NVQ/SVQ or Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plumbing or an equivalent qualification (i.e. City and Guilds Craft Certificate).

Valid: Valid up to 5 years | Turnaround: 14 – 21 days | Fast track: Available

Note: Level 1 or VRQ 6129 or 6035 certificates are not acceptable.

Accepted Qualifications for Heating fitter Blue Cards

ACCEPTED QUALIFICATIONS FOR HEATING FITTER BLUE CARDS
City & Guilds 597-1 Craft Cert. Heating & Ventilating Fitting
City & Guilds 604-1 Craft in Heating & Ventilating Fitting
City & Guilds 618-1 Craft Heating & Ventilating Engineering Fitting
City & Guilds Domestic Heating and Ventilating Craft Certificate
Level 2 6008 NVQ in Heating & Ventilating (Domestic)
Level 2 6018 NVQ in Heating and Ventilating (Domestic)
Level 2 6088 NVQ in Heating & Ventilating (Domestic)
Level 2 6088 NVQ in Heating & Ventilating (Domestic-Installation)
Level 2 6188 NVQ Diploma in eating & VentilatingHeating & Ventilating
BPEC Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Domestic Heating
EAL Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Domestic Heating

Mechanical Pipe Fitter Blue Registration Card

Mechanical Pipe Fitter Blue Registration Card

Issued to those who have achieved Level 2 NVQ/SVQ qualifications or an equivalent qualification in *Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Marine Engineering, Installing Plant & Systems, Pipefitting.

Valid: Valid up to 5 years | Turnaround: 14 – 21 days | Fast track: Available

Note: Level 1 or VRQ 6129 or 6035 certificates are not acceptable.

Accepted Qualifications for MEchanical Pipe fitter Blue Cards

EnTra NVQ Level 2 in Joining Materials by Welding
City & Guilds Craft Certificate Basic Eng (Fabrication & Welding)
City & Guilds Craft Certificate in Marine Plumbing
City & Guilds Part 1 in Welding Craft Practice
City & Guilds Part 1 in Basic Engineering (Fabrication & Welding)
EAL NVQ Level 2 – Marine Engineering (Pipework)
HM Dockyard Certificate of Craftsmanship
Level 2 2251 NVQ Performing Engineering Operations
Level 2 6008 NVQ in Heating & Ventilating (Industrial/Commercial)
Level 2 6017 NVQ in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
Level 2 6018 NVQ in Heating & Ventilating (Industrial/Commercial)
Level 2 6087 NVQ in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
Level 2 6088 NVQ in Heating & Ventilating (Industrial/Commercial)/Ductwork
Level 2 6188-20 NVQ Diploma Heating & Ventilating – Industrial/Commercial

Gas Service Fitter Blue Registration Card

Mechanical Pipe Fitter Blue Registration Card

Issued to those who have achieved Level 2 NVQ/SVQ qualifications or an equivalent qualification in *Gas Installation & Maintenance; Domestic Natural Gas Installation & Maintenance; Central Heating & Water Heating; Gas Emergency Services Operations; Gas Maintenance; Gas Network Operation Service Paying (Mains); Gas Equipment Fault Diagnosis & Rectification. PLEASE NOTE: SOME CITY & GUILDS CERTIFICATES MAY NOT BE ACCEPTABLE.

*This is not an extensive list – you may be eligible for this card if you hold similar qualifications. Please contact the JIB for clarification (you may be asked to send in your certificates for this purpose).

Valid: Valid up to 5 years | Turnaround: 14 – 21 days | Fast track: Available

Note: Level 1 or VRQ 6129 or 6035 certificates are not acceptable.

Accepted Qualifications for Gas Service fitter Blue Cards

City & Guilds 598-1 Gas Installation Studies
City & Guilds 662-1 Level 2 Cert. for Service Engineers (GAS)
City & Guilds Intermediate Cert in Gas Fitting
Level 2 6012 NVQ Central Heating & Water Heating
Level 2 6012 NVQ Domestic Natural Gas Inst. & Maint. (ACS)
Level 2 6013 NVQ Gas Services Inst. & Maint. (Domestic App.)
Level 2 6016 NVQ Gas Services Installation & Maintenance
Level 2 6034 NVQ Domestic Natural Gas Installation
City & Guilds 597-1 Craft Cert. Heating & Ventilating Fitting

Plumber Gold Registration Card

Plumber Gold Registration Card

Issued to those who have achieved Level 3 NVQ/SVQ or Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Plumbing or an equivalent qualification (i.e. City and Guilds Advanced Craft Certificate).

Note: VRQ 6129 or 6035 certificates are not acceptable.

Valid: Valid up to 5 years | Turnaround: 14 – 21 days | Fast track: Available

Note: Level 1 or VRQ 6129 or 6035 certificates are not acceptable.

Accepted Qualifications for Plumber Gold Cards

City & Guilds 596-2 Advanced Craft Certificate in Plumbing
City & Guilds 603-2 Advanced Craft Certificate in Plumbing
City & Guilds 617-2 Advanced Craft Certificate in Plumbers’ Work
City & Guilds 617-3 Supplementary Cert. in Sheetwork for Plumbers
City & Guilds 617-4 Supplementary Cert. in Bronze Welding
City & Guilds 617-5 Supplementary Cert. in Welding of Mild Steel
City & Guilds 631 Plumbing Technician’s Certificate Part One
FETAC Level 6 Advanced Craft Certificate – Plumbing
Level 3 6009 NVQ in Mechanical Engineering Services – Plumbing
Level 3 6019 NVQ in Mechanical Engineering Services – Plumbing
Level 3 6024 NVQ in Mechanical Engineering Serv. Plumbing (Oil)
Level 3 6089 NVQ in Mechanical Engineering Services – Plumbing
SCOTVEC modules
City & Guilds 6189-31 Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Plumbing & Heating
BPEC NVQ Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Plumbing & Heating
EAL NVQ Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Plumbing & Heating
FAS National Craft Certificate (Plumber)

Heating Fitter Gold Registration Card

Heating Fitter Gold Registration Card

Issued to those who have achieved Level 3 NVQ/SVQ or Level 3 NVQ Diploma or an equivalent qualification in Heating & Ventilating.

Valid: Valid up to 5 years | Turnaround: 14 – 21 days | Fast track: Available

Note: Level 1 or VRQ 6129 or 6035 certificates are not acceptable.

Accepted Qualifications for Heating Fitter Gold Cards

City & Guilds 596-2 Advanced Craft Certificate in Plumbing
City & Guilds 603-2 Advanced Craft Certificate in Plumbing
City & Guilds 617-2 Advanced Craft Certificate in Plumbers’ Work
City & Guilds 617-3 Supplementary Cert. in Sheetwork for Plumbers
City & Guilds 617-4 Supplementary Cert. in Bronze Welding
City & Guilds 617-5 Supplementary Cert. in Welding of Mild Steel
City & Guilds 631 Plumbing Technician’s Certificate Part One
FETAC Level 6 Advanced Craft Certificate – Plumbing
Level 3 6009 NVQ in Mechanical Engineering Services – Plumbing
Level 3 6019 NVQ in Mechanical Engineering Services – Plumbing
Level 3 6024 NVQ in Mechanical Engineering Serv. Plumbing (Oil)
Level 3 6089 NVQ in Mechanical Engineering Services – Plumbing
SCOTVEC modules
City & Guilds 6189-31 Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Plumbing & Heating
BPEC NVQ Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Plumbing & Heating
EAL NVQ Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Plumbing & Heating
FAS National Craft Certificate (Plumber)

Mechanical Pipe Fitter Gold Registration Card

Mechanical Pipe Fitter Gold Registration Card
Issued to those who have achieved Level 3 NVQ/SVQ qualifications or an equivalent qualification in *Refrigeration & Air Conditioning; Marine Engineering; Installing Plant & Systems; Pipefitting.

Valid: Valid up to 5 years | Turnaround: 14 – 21 days | Fast track: Available

Note: Level 1 or VRQ 6129 or 6035 certificates are not acceptable.

Accepted Qualifications for Mechanical Pie Fitter Gold Cards

City & Guilds Final Certificate in Ship Plumbing/Marine Sanitary Engineering
City & Guilds Advanced Craft in Construction Services Welding
City & Guilds Advanced Craft Certificate in Marine Plumbing
City & Guilds Part 3 Certificate in Fabrication & Welding Competences
City & Guilds Part 3 Certificate in Structural & Thick Plate Craft Studies
City & Guilds Part 3 Certificate in Pipework Engineering Certificate
City & Guilds Advanced Craft Certificate in Pipework Welding
HM Dockyard Certificate of Craftsmanship
Level 3 6008 NVQ in Heating & Ventilating (Industrial/Commercial)
Level 3 6017 NVQ in Refrigeration & Air Conditioning
Level 3 6018 NVQ in Heating & Ventilating (Industrial/Commercial)
Level 3 6087 NVQ in Refrigeration & Air Conditioning
Level 3 6088 NVQ in Heating & Ventilating (Industrial/Commercial)/(Ductwork)
Level 3 6187 NVQ Diploma in Heating & Ventilating (Heat Pump Systems)
Level 3 6188 NVQ Diploma in Refrigeration & Air Conditioning/Heat Pump Systems

Gas Service Engineer Gold Registration Card

Gas Service Engineer Gold Registration Card
Issued to those who have achieved Level 3 NVQ/SVQ qualifications or an equivalent qualification in *Gas Installation & Maintenance; Domestic Natural Gas Installation & Maintenance; Central Heating & Water Heating; Gas Emergency Services Operations; Gas Maintenance; Gas Network Operation Service Paying (Mains); Gas Equipment Fault Diagnosis & Rectification. PLEASE NOTE: SOME CITY & GUILDS CERTIFICATES MAY NOT BE ACCEPTABLE. *This is not an extensive list – you may be eligible for this card if you hold similar qualifications. Please contact the JIB for clarification (you may be asked to send in your certificates for this purpose).

Valid: Valid up to 5 years | Turnaround: 14 – 21 days | Fast track: Available

Note: Level 1 or VRQ 6129 or 6035 certificates are not acceptable.

Accepted Qualifications for Gas Service Gold Cards

City & Guilds Final Certificate in Gas Fitting
City & Guilds 598-2 Gas Equip. Fault Diagnosis & Rectification
City & Guilds 662-2 Level 3 Cert. for Service Engineers (GAS)
City & Guilds Final Cert in Gas Fitting
City & Guilds Licentiateship – Gas Services
Level 3 6006 NVQ Gas Services Installation & Maintenance
Level 3 6012 NVQ Domestic Natural Gas Inst. & Maint. (ACS)
Level 3 6012 NVQ in Gas Emergency Service Operations (ACS)
Level 3 6013 NVQ Gas Installation and Maintenance
Level 3 6016 NVQ in Gas Service Installation & Maintenance
Level 3 6034 NVQ Domestic Natural Gas Maintenance

Plumbing Supervisor Registration Card

Plumbing Supervisor Registration Card
Issued to Plumbing Supervisors who hold suitable Level 3 or Level 4 NVQ/SVQ qualifications OR have equivalent site experience, and who can provide 2 endorsements from their employer/clients to support their application.

Valid: Valid up to 5 years | Turnaround: 14 – 21 days | Fast track: Available

Plumbing Related Occupations Registration Card (Gas)

Plumbing Related Occupations Registration Card (Gas)
Issued to those who have NOT achieved a gas related NVQ/SVQ qualification.

Valid: Valid up to 5 years | Turnaround: 14 – 21 days | Fast track: Available

Plumbing Related Occupations Registration Card

Plumbing Related Occupations Registration Card
Issued to those working in Plumbing Related Occupations who have not achieved plumbing related trade qualifications but have passed the CITB Operatives Health and Safety test or job related test. plumbing related occupations.

The Plumbing Related White card is available to tradesmen working in areas that do not yet have NVQ qualifications. These include:

Environmental Technology System (EVTS) Installation, Servicing and Maintenance: Heat Pumps (air source and ground source), Solar Thermal, Solar Photovoltaic, Rainwater/greywater recycling systems, etc.

Valid: Valid up to 5 years | Turnaround: 14 – 21 days | Fast track: Available

Green (Labourer) JIB Card

JIB General Labourer Card
Issued to General Operatives/Labourers who pass the JIB-PMES/Operatives Health and Safety test and who can provide an endorsement from either a current or previous employer on their application form (section 14).

Apprentice and Trainee Registration Card

Apprentice and Trainee Registration Card
This card is accepted as identification during on-site training and will confirm that the holder is registered for a recognised course, and has either passed a Health and Safety test or completed the appropriate NVQ/SVQ or NVQ Diploma Health and Safety units. Issued to new entrant trainees as follows:

Those without prior experiences who are registered for an NVQ/SVQ or QCF aligned NVQ Diploma at Level 2 or 3 (but who have not yet achieved the qualification) and are employed in the plumbing and mechanical engineering services industry.
Adult Trainees who have experience of similar work in other industrial sectors, which their employer believes suits them for training for employment in the plumbing sector and who are registered for an NVQ/SVQ or QCF aligned NVQ Diploma at Level 2 or 3 (but who have not yet achieved the qualification).
Prior to issue of an Apprentice/Trainee card, applicants must either:

Provide evidence that they have completed the appropriate Health and Safety units from the NVQ/SVQ or NVQ Diploma Health and Safety units.
or

Provide evidence of passing the JIB-PMES touch screen health and safety test or an approved one day safety course (please contact the JIB-PMES to ensure the course is approved).
Students registered on 6129 (VRQ) courses who are not continuing to NVQ level are ineligible for CSCS cards. They can apply for JIB-PMES Student Registration cards Plumbing and Heating Fitter apprentices engaged through the JTL Managing Agency should contact JTL who issue registration cards for their apprentices.

Valid: Valid up to 5 years | Turnaround: 14 – 21 days | Fast track: Available

Plumbing Manager Registration Card

Plumbing Manager Registration Card
ssued to Plumbing Managers who hold suitable NVQ/SVQ Level 4 qualifications OR have equivalent site experience, and who can provide 2 endorsements from their employer/clients to support their application.
Valid: Valid up to 5 years | Turnaround: 14 – 21 days | Fast track: Available