It's that time again! Five years on and the Driver CPC training deadline 2019 is approaching. For professional lorry, bus or coach drivers in the UK, the deadline to complete your driver CPC periodic training and maintain your current DQC card is 9th September 2019.
If you haven’t already done so, make sure you’ve completed 35 hours of periodic training by 9 September 2019.
Even though we may or may not be leaving the EU, drivers of lorries and buses will still need a valid CPC to continue to operate in the UK. It is illegal for professional drivers to operate without an up to date Driver Qualification Card (DQC).
Finding a training course
The TMconsultant (training) Consortium has members across the country. You can find them here. Get in touch with a trainer near you!
Alternatively, you can visit the Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic Training (JAUPT) website. Only courses taken with approved centres count towards periodic training.
I'm not sure how much training I have taken
You can check how much training you’ve already taken and when you’ll get your next DQC by using the government online driver enquiry service. You can also give your employer temporary access to your training records.
What happens if I miss the driver cpc training deadline
Don't! As you cannot drive professionally unless you hold a valid driver qualification card (DQC) and you could be fined up to £1,000 for driving professionally without a valid DQC.
Need more information?
You can find out more about Driver CPC training on GOV.UK
Like to become a Driver CPC trainer?
We've compiled a very useful blog on How to Become a Driver CPC Trainer.
How can I join the TMconsultant (training) consortium?
You find out all about how to join the TMconsultant Driver CPC training consortium here.
Alternatively, get in touch. Here to share the knowledge!