Driver CPC

What The Law States

  • If you fail to complete the 35 hours training and do not hold a drivers CPC card, then you cannot drive a heavy goods vehicle unless you are exempt. To find out if you are exempt click go to https://www.gov.uk/drivers-hours/exemptions-from-eu-law.
  • If you cannot show your Driver CPC, you are breaking the law and you could get a fine of up to £1000.
  • If you drive without a valid Driver CPC you could get a fine of up to £1000.
  • If you or an employer causes or lets another driver who does not have a valid Driver CPC drive a relevant vehicle you/they could also get a fine and could face prosecution.

Current Legislation

  • If you are a new driver you will have to undertake the Driver CPC theory and practical driving tests before getting a Driver CPC.
  • If you already have a licence for a bus or truck (C/D licence) you will automatically be entitled to a Driver CPC and will not have to take a test.
  • These mandatory rule changes were introduced in Ireland on the 10th September 2008 for bus drivers, and the 10th September 2009 for truck drivers.
  • ALL professional bus/truck drivers must be the holder of a Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC).

Who is it for / requirements?

Qualification Criteria For Bus & Driver CPC

  • A person holding a valid full licence in the bus licence category on or before 9th September 2008 is automatically entitled to the CPC (acquired rights).
  • A person who qualifies for a bus licence on or after 10th September 2008 must pass an Initial CPC theory test and a CPC driving test, as well as the existing theory test and driving test.
  • A person holding a valid full licence in the truck licence category on or before 9th September 2009 is automatically entitled to the CPC (acquired rights).
  • A person who qualifies for a truck licence on or after 9th September 2009 must pass an Initial CPC theory test and a CPC driving test, as well as the existing theory test and driving test.
  • A training programme of 35 hours must be completed every five years.

Course Programme

  • Drivers Hours Regulations
  • The Professional Driver
  • Health and Safety
  • Haulage operations: Compliance and Enforcement
  • Haulage Operations: Road Freight Compliance
  • Load Safety
  • Analogue and digital tachographs
  • Emergency Actions
  • Vehicle Systems
  • Safe and Economic Driving
  • On the Road
  • Mental Health
  • Manual Handling
  • First Aid

Assessment

Driver CPC is a Certificate in Professional Competence for professional HGV and PSV drivers. The purpose of the Driver CPC Training is to keep drivers up to date on legislation changes.

Refresh existing knowledge and skills and provide an opportunity to learn new skills and broaden the drivers knowledge.

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