CITB announced changes to the Site Safety Plus Scheme Rules with regards to the way delegates renew their SMSTS and SSSTS certificates.
There is currently a six month grace period in which delegates can sit a refresher course after the date their certificate has expired, as of 31st December 2015 there will be no grace period after your certificate expires. This means that you must now sit a refresher course before your current certificate expires, failure to do so will mean that you have to sit the full course again.
The changes mean all workers who hold these certificates must be aware of their tickets expiry date and ensure they book on to an SMSTS or SSSTS Refresher course before the expiry date. There will be no exceptions to the new rule without a formal appeal being submitted to the CITB for approval.