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Published Date: 28th Aug 2020

SSP eHSA Exam vs HS&E Test


What’s the difference?

The Health and Safety Awareness Exam (eHSA) is completed ONLINE following completion of the SSP HSA eCourse which can be found right here on the eCourses site. 

The HS&E test is sometimes known as the ‘CITB touchscreen test’. This test is completed at a test centre and cannot be completed online. 

We have found that when booking the HSA exam following course completion, a small number of delegates have accidentally booked the HS&E test. Please ensure you book correctly following completion of your examination. 


Which one do I need?

To apply for your CSCS card you need to have completed and passed both the HSA course (including end of course examination) and the HS&E test.


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With eCourses, you can now complete your HSA qualification completely online by simply following these steps.

  1. Buy your Health and Safety Awareness eCourse right here on the eCourses website for just £99. If your employer is paying, they can purchase a voucher for you to use instead.

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  2. Complete the HSA eCourse in your own time.
  3. Once completed, you can book your online HSA exam with our partners, Pearson Vue. This is all included in the price.


How to book the HSA Examination online

The following images show the options you need to select in order to take your online HSA exam.

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Once you’ve passed, Pearson Vue will provide you with a scorecard which you can use as evidence to support for CSCS labourers card application.

Please note

You should take care when booking your exam that you have selected the correct option as rebooking your exam will incur a cost of £21.




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