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SSP Update – 27th October 2020

SSP Certificate Expiry

During the COVID-19 crisis CITB provided a grace period for delegates whose SMSTS/SSSTS achievement had expired after 15 March 2020. The last updated grace period allowed delegates who were unable to access a refresher course before their certificate expired until the 30th November 2020 to join onto a SSSTS / SMSTS refresher, instead of having to sit the full course.

Due to the current uncertainty around local and national lockdowns and the fast approaching shutdown for the Christmas period, we have taken the decision to extend this grace period further to support those delegates who have been unable to access the relevant refresher course.

All delegates now have until 31st January 2021 to join a SSSTS/SMSTS refresher course, if their current certificate expired after the 15 March 2020.

It is important to note that this grace period will not be extended any further, so we would advise that all delegates take this opportunity to attend the appropriate refresher course to avoid the need to attend the full course.   

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