Virtual SMSTS Training

This virtual SMSTS taining measure is designed to maintain a level of training in the industry for existing construction site managers, ensuring a continued understanding of legislative changes and their impact on the workplace.

The scheme rules have been implemented by the CITB as a result of extraordinary circumstances impacting the regular provision of classroom training to the construction industry.

Virtual Training Using Video Technology

The virtual CITB Site Manager training course is delivered online remotely via video technology solution. The training will follow the same classroom version of the SMSTS and deliver the same standard of training meeting all scheme rules.

Mnimum delegate numbers for the course will be reduced to two for the period the emergency training provision is in place. To manage remote training effectively, the maximum number of delegates allowed will be reduced to ten. If you are looking to renew your current SMSTS certificate you can also attend the virtual SMSTS Refresher online training course.



Each virtual Site Manager training course listed on our website includes a location including town/city, county and postcode, however it is important to note that all virtual courses can be attended from anywhere.


Aims & Objectives

The aims and objectives of the virtual SMSTS training will be the same as the classroom version of the course.

Virtual Course Duration

5-days, however, due to the virtual training delivery method the course may be split and completed over more than 5-days plus examination time.

Virtual Exam Rules

To obtain SMSTS certification you must pass the relevant CITB exam. During the period this emergency training provision is in effect, an alternative exam method will be in place for any virtual / online courses.

Your I.D. will be checked prior to the examination commencing. During the examination, the trainer will invigilate a maximum of 5 delegates. You must show the invigilator that you are alone in the room and you must be visible via the video at all times. You must not use any reference material until the last 10 minutes of the exam, which is the open book session.