What is Driver CPC?

The European Union introduced legislation from 10th September 2008 for Coach and Bus Drivers (D1 & Above) and again in 2009 for professional drivers of vehicles 3.5 ton and over, (C1 & above) which provided for the requirement to attain a Certificate of Competence. The CPC has been introduced to maintain high standards of driving and improve road safety. This is in addition to the drivers LGV/PSV license. The qualification covers area such as fuel efficiency, customer care, drivers hours and Taco graphs and working time rules.

Drivers will have to complete a minimum of 35 hours of approved training every 5 years.

Each training course must be a minimum length of 7 hours being defined as contact time with the trainer. All training must be taken with an approved training centre and on an approved training course. Records of training taken by drivers will be kept centrally.

Following completion of the full 35 hour periodic training, the driver will be issued the DGC (Driver Qualification Card) which must be carried with the driver every time they drive professionally.

It is the responsibility of the driver to ensure that they complete this periodic training requirement, which includes meeting any costs. Equally it is the employers responsibility to ensure that their company and drivers comply with the current legislation.

We like invest in our staff and our driver trainer Steve McLean offers CPC Training throughout the year. We also like to offer our CPC training at a competitive price and will look to match any quote you may be given.

If you have any further questions and would like to know more, please view our training website –

However, please do not hesitate to call us on 01392 430800.

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