Virtual SSSTS Online Training

Virtual SSSTS online training rules have been implemented by the CITB as a result of extraordinary circumstances impacting the regular provision of training to the Construction industry. This measure is designed to maintain a level of training in the industry for existing Site Supervisors, ensuring a continued understanding of legislative changes and their impact on the workplace.

Using Video Technology

It is permitted to deliver the site supervisor safety training scheme training courses remotely via video technology solution. The SSSTS online training will follow the same curriculum as the SSSTS classroom course and deliver the same standard of training meeting all Scheme Rules.

Minimum delegate numbers for the virtual 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. It is also possible to attend the virtual SSSTS Refresher online or in a traditional classroom setting.



Each virtual SSSTS online 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.

Virtual Course Duration

The virtual SSSTS course is a two day course. However, due to the delivery by remote / virtual online learning the course may be split and completed over more than two days plus examination time. Delegates are required to attend and complete the full course duration to be eligible for certification. Attendees will need to show understanding of the main elements and pass the core exercises. Passing the exam will qualify the individual for the CITB certificate in construction site supervising which is then valid for five years.

Exam Rules

To obtain site supervisor certification you must pass the relevant CITB examination. During the period the emergency virtual training provision is in effect, an alternative exam method will be in place for any SSSTS courses that are run remotely.

Identification will be checked prior to the exam 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.