30/08/2014

CPC deadline of 10 September 2014

New figures show most lorry drivers with acquired rights will complete their first block of periodic training by 10 September 2014. As a reminder, the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) was introduced in:

  • 2008 for bus and coach drivers; and
  • 2009 for lorry drivers

Under the rules all drivers must complete 35 hours periodic training every 5 years.

Whilst new drivers had to start taking the Driver CPC initial qualification immediately, existing drivers were given ‘acquired rights’ which took their previous experience into account.

The current figures show that nearly 800,000 are engaged in Driver CPC and just over 564,000 have completed their 35 hours’ training. Nearly 50,000 drivers completed their training in July 2014 alone.