Driver CPC Training
Periodic Driver CPC Training
When does it begin?
Bus and Coach Drivers - 10th September 2008
Lorry drivers - 10th September 2009.
What is Driver CPC Training?
The Driver CPC Training (Certificate of Professional Competence) is being introduced across the EU to maintain high driving standards and improve road safety. All professional bus, coach and lorry drivers must hold a Driver CPC if they want to drive for a living. It applies to drivers who drive lorries of 3.5t and above, and buses with 9 or more seats.
How will it affect me?
All drivers will need to complete a minimum of 35 hours of periodic training within every five year period. The training will require attendance at courses. Each training day lasts for 7 hours; training must be carried out in minimum blocks of 7 hours. There are no examinations included in the training and as such there is no pass / fail.
If you already hold a vocational licence prior to the relevant start date then you will hold acquired rights which mean that your first five year period is covered, buses until 9th Sept 2013 and lorries until 9th Sept 2014. To keep your CPC and continue driving after this date, you will need to undertake regular periodic training.
I hold both a PCV and LGV licence; am I required to do two sets of periodic training?
No only one set of periodic training needs to be completed every five years.
CTTS can conduct the training for private individuals or for company drivers. This training can be presented in a companies premise or in our own training classroom. Please phone to discus your requirements.
Further information can be found at: www.drivercpc-periodictraining.org or give us a call.
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