Find out all the answers with our Driver CPC Training FAQs page!
You must do 35 hours of periodic training every 5 years to keep your Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) to drive a lorry, bus or coach.
You can be fined up to £1,000 for driving professionally without Driver CPC.
You can check how many hours of training you’ve done in the current 5-year period.
You only need to complete one set of training every 5 years if you drive both lorries and buses professionally.
You have to do the training in the country where you work or normally live.
Training providers set their own prices for courses - there’s no maximum price. Here at TMconsultant we like to keep our prices keen. Check our pricing here.
What do I need to bring to my Driver CPC course?
You must take one of these to your Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) training course:
- a photocard driving licence
- a valid passport
- a digital tachograph card
- a Driver CPC card
Driver CPC Certificate of Attendance
You’ll get a certificate of attendance at the end of the course. It belongs to you - your employer isn’t allowed to keep it. However, they may photocopy it for reference purposes.
Your Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) qualification lasts for 5 years. To keep your Driver CPC you need to do 35 hours of training before your 5-year deadline.
The deadline to do your training is shown on your DQC card.
It’s up to you when you take the training courses, as long as you do them within the 5-year period.