Certificate of Professional Competence - CPC

Drivers are required by law to hold a Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) to drive buses, coaches, Commercial HGVs, LGVs with a weight capacity over 3.5 tonnes or the vehicle is capable of carrying 9 or more passenger seats.

Driver CPC Application Process

A full Driver CPC is required if you drive an HGV, LGV, lorries, bus or coach as the main part of your job and the driving role are not except.

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Driver CPC Exemptions

DVSA deal with the CPC exemption and enforcement of the Driver CPC, they implement and monitor transport policy law.

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Driver CPC Parts 3 & 4 Test

You must have passed the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) part 1 and 2 theory test before you can book the Driver CPC Test part 3 and 4.

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Driver CPC Periodic Professional Training

Driver CPC training is continuing professional development. Drivers will have to complete a minimum of 35 hours of Jaupt approved training every 5 years.

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Driver CPC Scope & Syllabus

Driver CPC was a new Qualification that came into effect for Bus & Coach drivers on 10 September 2008 and for HGV/LGV drivers on 10 September 2009.

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Driver CPC Theory Test Part 1 and 2

You can book the part 1 and 2 theory test of the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) as soon as you’ve got your provisional licence.

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