The app for checking CSCS cards electronically


Available from Google Play, App Store, Microsoft Store and for PC

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How it works

Go Smart reads the information stored on the CSCS card which includes the card holder’s identification and the qualifications they hold.

This information is displayed on your smartphone, tablet, PC or laptop. This not only reduces the possibility of card fraud, but also makes capturing and storing the information on the cards much quicker and more efficient.

For smartcards

Go Smart reads the information stored on smartcards issued by CSCS and many Partner Card Schemes by reading the chip embedded in the card.

If the device Go Smart is installed on is not connected to the internet, Go Smart simply reads the data stored in the card chip and presents it on screen.

If the device is connected to the internet, Go Smart also checks to see if the card has been cancelled, suspended or updated. Go Smart then updates the data in the card chip, before displaying the cardholder’s details on screen.

For virtual smartcards

Go Smart also reads virtual cards issued by some Partner Card Schemes by using encrypted, short-life QR codes.

Virtual smartcards are cards stored on a smartphone or tablet in an app called Vircarda and can be installed on Android, iOS and Windows Phone mobile devices.

If the device Go Smart is installed on is not connected to the internet, Go Smart reads the basic information about the card, records the card and then runs a complete check once the device connects to the internet.

If the device is connected to the internet, Go Smart will download a copy of the card along with the time and GPS co-ordinates of the card read, where available. This provides a complete audit trail of card reads and sends a notification to the cardholder, if they have notifications switched on, on their smartphone or tablet.

Reading CSCS and Partner Scheme smartcards

Cards issued by CSCS and the Partner Card Schemes, whether they are smartcards or virtual cards, will have some or all the following information available:

  • Photo
  • Name
  • Registration Number
  • Date of Issue
  • Date of Expiry
  • Health and Safety Test Results
  • Qualifications/Occupations
  • Industry Endorsements
  • Type of Card
  • Other information.

The card issuer can update the information on the card. This ensures that qualifications can be updated, expiries to be managed and for new qualifications to be added. Cards can also be suspended, un-suspended, cancelled or re-issued.