What is CPC Training?
Driver CPC training is aimed at LGV and PCV drivers that wish to drive professionally with the UK. The purpose is to continually improve both skills and knowledge of PCV and LG drivers. After initial qualification, drivers must renew qualification every 5 years. From the driver's perspective this can be viewed as 2 parts initial and ongoing
Can I drive without a CPC certificate?
Whist some exceptions do exist, in general you must have undergone CPC training if you drive a lorry over 3.5 tonnes, bus or coach with more than 9 passengers as the main part of your job. For a 9 seatar minibus yo will only need the correct level of 9 seater minibus insurance and a valid driver's licence. For minibuses or coaches that seat more than 9 you will need the correct minibus insurance plus a CPC certificate.
What is the penalty for not having a current CPC certificate
Currently, fines can up to £1,000 for operating a vehicle without a valid driver CPC. You may also be subject to points on your licence which will make HGV or minibus insurance more expensive if not prohibitive come renewal time. Read our guide to getting a good deal on insurance with points on your licence.
What does CPC stand for ?
CPC simply stands for 'Certificate of Professional Competence'
Driver CPC Fees
These are the fees for sitting the CPC test. The actual cost of training is variable and you should do your own research to find the best training courses close tow here you live.
|Driver CPC||Fees as of2021|
|CPC Practical test (module 4)||£55|
|CPC Theory Test (module 2)||£23|
|Replace lost, stolen or damaged DQC||£25|
What happens on a CPC course?
Is Driver CPC going to be scrapped?
Since Brexit people have been asking will this requirement be scrapped as it was originally an EU initiative. We believe this is unlikely, as its purpose was to improve driving standards and road safety. Add in the time and resources that have gone into implementing the training program, and it would be hard to imagine it just being dropped.
Some exceptions to not requiring a CPC certificate
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