In 2006 the RTITB introduced the NORS system, (National Operator Registration Scheme). From that date all operators passing the JCITB test are entered onto a database which is maintained by the RTITB. Registration on this database lasts for a period of three years after which time the RTITB will write to the operator at his/her home address to remind him/her that their registration on the database has expired and that they are due for refresher training.
As of July 2010 there were 210,000 names on the database and 68,000 are being added annually. Although not mandatory the trainee’s picture is usually taken by the instructor and an operating permit is provided by the training company which shows the picture along with other details such as the type of truck he/she is allowed to drive. This operating permit unlike the main training certificate, (which is usually A4 size), is the size of a credit card so that it can be usefully carried from one workplace to another.