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Working at Height CMaPS exam

Falls from height are the most common cause of fatal injury in construction.

This exam is intended to test your knowledge and understanding of working at height, and the issues that will need to be considered, in the Pre-Construction Phase, in order to prevent accidents occurring.

  • There will be 20 questions and you have 60 minutes in which to sit the exam.
  • We suggest you set time aside to take the exam in a quiet uninterrupted space.
  • If you reach the 60 minute time limit and have not clicked submit, the exam will automatically time out and your answers will be submitted as they stand at that point.
  • On completion of the exam you will receive the result on screen.
  • If you pass the exam you do not need to do anything.
  • If you fail the exam instructions on how to resit will be displayed on the screen.
  • Please note there is only one correct answer for each question.

Please note that these specialist exams are not about general knowledge.

The exams are a means by which Members who have specialist knowledge can be assessed.

Please do not attempt the exam without either having sufficient knowledge and understanding of the subject or having undertaken background reading and /or CPD or training. 

Sit the Working at Height online exam

This exam covers the following topics: Code of Practice incorporating safe Work at Height; Rope Access; Ladders; Scaffolding; Cradles; Edge Protection; Roofwork and Scaffolding Towers. Further reading on these topics can be found by following the link below.


Click view to sit the online Working at Height exam. You'll be taken to the exam system hosted on an external website. Here, you'll need to enter your name, email address and application or membership number. 

Guidance for the Working at Height exam

We recommend that you click view for additional reading prior to taking the online exam.

Recommended reading

Please refer to this document as background reading, prior to taking the Working at Height exam. It may be useful to have some of this information open while sitting the exam.