ONLINE CARD CHECKER
For both CSCS and Partners' schemes
Checking and reading cards using smart technology is an effective and secure way of ensuring a card is genuine. It is the most efficient way of confirming a cardholder's identity and ensuring they have the appropriate training and qualifications for the occupation they are undertaking.
Go Smart for iOS can read physical and virtual smartcards. Please note that iOS 9 or later is required to read virtual smartcards and iPhone 7 model or later, running iOS 13 is required to read physical smartcards.
The Go Smart App for Android can read physical and virtual smartcards. To read a physical smartcard, your device will need to be Android 4.0 or later with Near Field Communications (NFC). NFC options are generally found in ‘settings’ on most devices.
To read physical cards using the Go Smart PC software, you will need a suitable USB connected smartcard reader, installed with an appropriate driver. A selection of compatible readers can be obtained from Smartcard Focus. These readers typically cost around £50 + VAT. To read virtual cards you can use either a handheld QR code scanner or a webcam with the appropriate drivers.
Please note that Windows version 10 or higher is required to read physical and virtual smartcards.