This card is for people who are working through probationary periods while employers assess their suitability for employment. You can only apply for a provisional card if you have not held a provisional card before. Applicants must have passed the CITB Health, Safety and Environment test within the past two years. This card lasts for six months and is not renewable. Before it expires Provisional card holders must achieve or be registered for a recognised construction related qualification and apply for the appropriate CSCS card for their job.