Here you will find information about driver CPC

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CPC stands for Certificate of Professional Competence and is required by law to be completed by all drivers of vehicles above 3.5 tonnes Maximum Authorised Mass (MAM) or capable of carrying more than eight passengers IF they are doing so for hire or reward.
 
The licence categories that require CPC are as follows: C1, C, C+E, D1, D1+E, D & D+E.
 
There are some exemptions to this such as for drivers that are providing some public services (e.g. council waste collections), those driving for the armed forces or for certain types of activity where, as a general rule, the vehicle itself is not being used to generate a profit and/or gain. More guidance on CPC exemptions can be found at https://www.gov.uk/driver-cpc-exemptions-examples, however it is advised to seek legal advice before relying on a potential exemption.
 
There are two types of Driver CPC:

Initial CPC

Initial CPC is required for drivers who passed their car test after 1 January 1997 and their HGV C1, C1E, C or CE after 9 September 2009 or 9 September 2008 for D1, D1E, D or DE.
 
It consists of theory tests, case studies and a vehicle walkround checks test. All the elements of Initial CPC are pass/fail and you must pass each element before you are issued with a Driver Qualification Card (DQC).
 

Periodic Training

Periodic training is required by drivers who passed their tests before the deadlines mentioned above, or who have completed their initial CPC and are looking to work towards their next 5 years qualification.
 
Periodic training is what most people refer to when they talk about Driver CPC. This is predominantly classroom based training, but can be incorporated into practical training as well for things such as Fork Lift Truck and Lorry Mounted Crane.
 
Drivers require 35 hours of periodic training every 5 years to maintain their CPC entitlement. This can be made up of any five modules, each of which contribute seven hours towards entitlement.
 
Check out our easy to use CPC chart to find out which type of CPC you need.
 
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