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Driver CPC – All drivers of large goods vehicles are required to hold a Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) as well as their vocational driving entitlement in order to drive commercially.

 

New Drivers

In order to gain the Driver CPC, new drivers are must complete the Module 2 exam and the Module 4 test. These combined are known as the CPC initial qualification.

Module 2 is a case study exam in which the candidate must answer questions based on a defined scenario. The candidate books this through the DVSA, and complete the exam at a DVSA theory test centre.

Module 4 is a practical demonstration test where the candidate is required to demonstrate an ability to load vehicles, deal with emergency situations, conduct vehicle security checks and other practical aspects of driving professionally. This requires a day’s course, with the test being held at the DVSA driving test station at the end of the day. Please contact us to book both the course and the Module 4 exam.

 

Existing Drivers without a Driver CPC

Drivers who held a vocational driving entitlement prior to 10th September 2009 received their CPC as an “acquired right”. These drivers were required to complete 35 hours of periodic training by 10th September 2014 in order to retain their CPC and be able to continue driving professionally.

However, the DVSA have now stated that drivers with “acquired rights” who have not yet completed 35 hours of periodic training may now complete the CPC initial qualification in order to obtain their CPC. Please contact us to book both the course and the Module 4 exam.

 

Existing Drivers with a Driver CPC

Drivers who have obtained their Driver CPC must complete 35 hours of periodic training within 5 years of obtaining their CPC in order to retain their qualification.

Please contact us for availability of Practical CPC Devon, Exeter periodic training courses.