Driver cpc is a training qualification for large goods vehicle lgv and passenger carrying vehicle pcv drivers who drive professionally throughout the uk. To acquire this card, new drivers must first complete initial driver cpc certificate of professional competence training. Driver cpc what you need to know in 2003, a directive was passed which required professional drivers of goods vehicles over 3. Drivers cpc for professional lgv and pcv drivers periodic training requirement bus. It has been introduced across europe with the aim of improving road safety and maintaining high standards of driving. You might be wondering what is cpc certification and how to get your cpc certification its certainly a complex situation. When attending drivers must carry their uk driving licence showing current c1,c,ce or d1, d entitlements, as appropriate, or their current driver qualification card or digital tachograph card.
If you attained your driver cpc card though grandfathers rights by just doing 35 hours of periodic training and not the initial qualification module 2 and 4 tests then you will need to renew your driver cpc card by completing 35 hours of. The photo for the driver card is always the one thats on the licence at the time of card. You can check how many hours of training youve done in the current 5year period. Driver cards store information from digital tachographs about your daily work as a driver. What is the driver cpc certificate of professional competence. Support for microsoft windows 7 ended january 14, 2020. To qualify for a further driver cpc, you will need to complete 35 hours of periodic training. Contact us for more information about driver cpc periodic training or. Driver certificate of professional competence booklet. Driver card online renewals the trucknet uk drivers. Then you must hold a valid driver cpc card by september.
I had different photos on my licence and driver card for some months, it wasnt a problem and was perfectly legal. Important a driver cpc qualification card is not a driving licence. Driver cpc coursesdriver cpc coursescourses following the introduction of the european directive 200359ec in september 2008 for pcv and a year later for lgv drivers, ongoing professional driver development has now been structured whereby qualifying drivers will need to undertake 35 hours of approved driver training every 5 years. Once you pass your driver cpc, youll be issued with a driver qualification card dqc. All that you wanted to know about driver cpc module 2. Earning your pcv licence involves selecting the appropriate training and then taking and passing all required tests. Ensures drivers understand and are able to work new digital tachograph technology. You must replace a lost, stolen or damaged driver cpc card. Ensures drivers understand and are able to use analogue tachographs and new digital tachograph technology. If successful, your drivers will be issued with a driver qualification card which must be kept with them at all times when driving professionally, and which will be valid for five years. Those four tests are the theory test, the case studies test, the driving skills test, and the practical. Please complete the below to make an enquiry about our driver cpc courses.
The card is sometimes called a driver qualification card or dqc. The new online driver enquiry service, developed by dsa, has just been launched to allow lorry, bus and coach drivers working towards driver cpc to go online to check records of the periodic training theyve done. Hgv drivers from 10th september 2009 all commercial lgv drivers will need to complete 35 hours of training before 9th september 2014. Apply to dvla for a digital tachograph driver card.
We are accredited to carry out 5 courses each lasting 7 hours meaning you can gain the 35 hours periodic training with the one training provider causing the minimum of fuss and disruption to your business activities. Mp skills provide epic driver cpc approved training courses that have been specifically designed for the. Please note the proposed start date is an indication of when you would like the approval period. It is recommended you book your lorry or bus driving theory test online. This will also enable drivers to keep uptodate with ever changing regulations and benefit them throughout their whole career. Driver cpc practical demonstration test you must pass all 4 parts to get your driver cpc if you pass the qualification process, a driver qualification card dqc will be issued and must be carried with you whenever you are driving professionally. The driver certificate of professional competence driver cpc is a qualification for professional bus, coach and lorry drivers. About us contact us commercial passenger vehicles victoria.
Cpc driver and transport manager courses in offaly, kerry, kilkenny, tipperary, roscommon, clare, laois, waterford and all other counties. If you feel you must change your address then put a cross in the little box in section 1 b then fill in your new details and anything else required in sections 24. Cpc certification cpc certificate what is cpc certification. Periodic training is delivered through courses that drivers attend over the. New drivers who completed the initial cpc qualification are presented with a cpc card demonstrating they have met their legal. If youre not sure what the text is, either type in your best guess or click the try another button and youll see new text. You can reach this number if you want to make enquiries about driving theory test, theory test revision or practice, pass mark, test result, hazard perception test, booking a test for motorcycle, and for booking your car driving test. So, there is no need for cpc card replacement if only your address changes. After you complete your required training hours, you receive a drivers qualification card a dqc. Cpcadr reportingdigicard data cpc and tacho card data is now available from the dvla may 2017.
For new drivers it introduces a new initial qualification, the driver certificate of professional competence driver cpc, which increases the amount of knowledge that drivers need before they can drive. Road safety authority moy valley business park primrose hill ballina co. Attendance figures from the driving standards agency suggest that fewer drivers than expected have attended courses in the first two years. Use our online system to make payments including annual commercial passenger vehicle registration fees, annual driver accreditation fees and multi purpose taxi program membership card fees. There are some problems with the information you provided. Sign in to access your driver certificate of professional competence driver cpc training record. Replace a lost, stolen or damaged driver cpc card gov. The initial driver cpc is obtained by passing module 2 driver cpc case studies and module 4 driver cpc practical demonstration test. It starts on 10th september 2008 for bus and coach drivers and 10th september 2009 for lorry drivers. Under a european union directive, professional drivers of lorries over 3. If you have any queries about whether your driving duties require you to hold a drivers cpc check with your transport. Call the driver and vehicle standards agency to replace a driver cpc card driver qualification card. Driver cpc card number by heraultais sat sep 21, 20 2. Pcv drivers from 10th september 2008 all commercial pcv drivers will need to complete 35 hours of training before 9th september 20.
New driver cpc requirements have transformed the old twopart testing system into a new system involving four tests. You must attend 35 hours of periodic driver cpc training before that expiry date. There are exemptions for the driver certificate of professional competence cpc to drive a lorry, bus or coach. If you attained your driver cpc card though grandfathers rights by just doing 35 hours of periodic training and not the initial qualification module 2 and 4 tests then. If the end date passes without any such training, then your driver cpc will expire, and you could face legal charges if you continue to drive in a professional capacity. Periodic training periodic training for current lgv and pcv licence holders of.
Please note that from the dates above, it is illegal to drive professionally without a driver cpc card. In short employers will not be able to use drivers who are not driver cpc compliant. Driver qualification cards dqcs, also known as driver cpc cards. Driver cpc is a certificate of professional competence issued to drivers who are entitled to hold one. Makes sure drivers have uptodate knowledge of rules and laws regarding drivers hours. To get a replacement card sometimes called a driver qualification card or dqc, call the driver and vehicle standards agency dvsa and give your. The driver cpc certification is now a standard part of professional driving when that driving involves operating a lorry, bus, or coach. Your drivers must always carry evidence of their driver cpc status. Driver certificate of professional competence driver cpc training is continual professional development which carries on throughout a professional bus, coach or lorry driver s career. We will answer that question in more detail as we progress through this guide, but for now it is enough to know that driver cpc is a set of standards applied to initial driver training and careerlong continuing education. Driver cpc training whats the difference between initial. In actual fact although people often refer to cpc certification you dont receive a cpc certificate. How each commercial passenger vehicle industry participant needs to ensure the safety of their service for customers and drivers. Getting the driver cpc card after you have qualified.
The table below shows the fees for different types of digital tachograph cards and details of how to pay. Lorry, bus and coach drivers can access the service 24 hours a day, which provides a clear and simple online record, showing. Application for driver cpc course approval helping you stay safe on britains roads section 1. Driver qualification card our drivers on our previous courses received their driver qualification card s the week after they came on the course. Counts as 7 hours towards the 35 hours of periodic driver cpc training required to gain or renew a driver qualification card dqc. Driver cpc training is a requirement for most lgv drivers under the new driver cpc regulations. Current bus and truck drivers will need to do 5 days training every 5 years covering the following topics. Fill in d777bdl application for a digital tachograph driver card, and post it to dvla. Driver cpc is being introduced across the european union to maintain high driving standards. Driver qualification card and driver cpc driver certificate of professional competence driver cpc training is continual professional development which carries on throughout a professional bus. This proves that you hold driver cpc, cost of dqc is included in your course with traindrive.
Jaupt is a notforprofit company that was established in 2007 to enable the competent authorities dvsa in great britain and the dva in northern ireland to manage the application process and quality assurance programme of centres and courses for the periodic training element of the vehicle drivers certificates of professional competence regulations 2007. The department for transport dft and the dvsa have confirmed that if you have not been able to complete 35 hours of periodic driver cpc training, and your driver qualification card dqc also known as driver cpc card is about to expire, you will still be able to drive for an extended period. Driver cpc courses are provided by the skills training centre. You can check how many hours of training youve done in. This can be taken at the same time as the normal driving theory and practical tests. It has been developed as part of eu directive 200359 which is designed to improve the knowledge and skills of professional lgv and pcv drivers throughout their working life. Transport manager compliance transport manager cpc holder solutions the requirement of a transport manager cpc holder in relation to the granting of an operators licence, when those licenses are of a national or international nature, does in a lot of cases come as a bit of a surprise to many who are applying for an operators. If youre not sure what the text is, either type in your best guess. Training can take place at either our training centres or on site at your premises. If found driving without a driver qualification card, or a valid driving licence, if they have acquiredgrandfather rights, they will be liable for penalties.
Contact the driver and vehicle standards agency dvsa if you do not receive. Dsa has developed and launched a new online enquiry service for professional drivers. Cpc is listed in the worlds largest and most authoritative dictionary database of abbreviations and acronyms cpc what does cpc stand for. Professional interactive training giving you the knowledge to stay legal with degree qualified industry experienced experts. Driver cpc training is vital to ensure heightened safety for the driver. Each course is aimed at improving your knowledge and awareness of different subjects relating to your job as a professional or public driver, and help you keep up to date with everchanging legislation. You must carry this card while driving a lorry, bus or coach professionally.
On your driver qualification card, which is also often referred to as a driver cpc card, or simply as a dqc, you will see that there is an expiry date. You must do 35 hours of periodic training every 5 years to keep your driver certificate of professional competence cpc to drive a lorry, bus or coach. The logical way to organise your driver cpc courses is to complete a seven hour course every year for five years to accumulate 35 hours of approved training. Following the introduction of european directive 200359ec it is now a requirement for all professional uk drivers of pcvs and lgvs to complete periodic training to gain the certificate of professional competency commonly referred to as driver cpc. There is no requirement to have the same address on both and the renewal for the digi card, when it is due, will come to your new address as they go by the address on your licence. Driver cpc card number the trucknet uk drivers roundtable. The driver cpc information will be sent to the company separately from your driver record details. New drivers have to pass the initial driver cpc qualification before being able to drive professionally.
If you have any queries regarding driver cpc please contact the driving standards agency in the following ways. Online driver certificate of professional competence training record. We always ask drivers who are completing their 35 hours periodic training to let us know when their dqc s arrive in the post to them direct from the dvsa. These existing drivers only received their driver qualification card. Drivers are required to undertake 35 hours of continued professional development training every 5 years in order to maintain their ability to drive professionally. If it does not arrive within 15 days of you making the application, contact the dva to confirm your. Information about driver cpc why is driver cpc training. All drivers of lorries with digital tachograph vehicle units vus must use a personal digital tachograph driver card. The driver cpc is a new qualification that all professional bus, coach and lorry drivers will need to have if they want to drive for a living.
Driver cpc periodic training is designed to confirm, and expand on, the existing knowledge and skills of each driver to ensure that they continue to be safe, courteous and fuelefficient drivers. Youll get your driver certificate of professional competence cpc card when youve done 35 hours of periodic training. After you have passed all four modules of our driver certificate of professional competence driver cpc initial qualification, you will be entitled to a driver qualification card dqc. You need to pass the driver cpc to gain your professional licence, and. We will answer that question in more detail as we progress through this guide, but for now it is enough to know that driver cpc is a set of standards applied to initial driver training and careerlong. When to take driver certificate of professional competence cpc periodic training if. All professional for and reward bus, coach and lorry drivers will have to undertake 35 hours of training every five years to ensure that their driver cpc is current. You must repeat your periodic driver cpc training every five years. You will need to complete initial cpc if you passed your car driving test cat b after 1 jan 1997 and your cat c test after 10 sep 2009. Driver cpc training northern ireland bsd training is accredited by jaupt to carry out driver cpc training. Cpc stands for certificate of professional competence from september 2009 the government introduced the requirement that all drivers of vehicles over 3.
As and from the 10th of september 20 all professional bus drivers must carry a driver cpc card, and from the 10th of september 2014 all professional truck drivers must carry a driver cpc card. Driver certificate of professional competence driver cpc training is continual professional. Driver cpc training qualifications for pcv psv and lgv. This site offers details of how to optain certification as a driver cpc and or transport manageer cpc where this stands for the irish certificate of professional competence driver s course. Dvsa customer service number 0300 200 1122 dvsa customer service number is 0300 200 1122 available monday to friday 8 am to 4 pm, excluding public holidays. This will affect all professional lgv and pcv drivers. Whats the difference between a pcv and a psv licence. Driver cpc training qualifications for pcv psv and lgv hgv. Cpc driver training typically consists of a range of courses that each last at least seven hours. Obtaining your driver qualification card driver cpc. If your card is lost, stolen or damaged you must contact your employer and the dvsa. According to the directives of european union, each and every professional driver of minibuses, coaches and buses and all other vehicles that carry passengers along with the lgv vehicles that weigh more than 3.255 884 168 552 1144 1423 921 1143 249 1160 461 762 625 250 62 702 1248 881 199 1052 1124 843 790 420 1348 1026 758 149 1403