What is Driver CPC?
Driver CPC stands for the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence. In practice, it does not assess competence, but is a programme of periodic training which provides continuous professional development for professional drivers. Training is attendance only, there are no exams to sit.Professional drivers of large goods vehicles of more than 3.5 tonnes, or passenger-carrying vehicles with nine or more seats, must complete 35 hours of compulsory periodic training in order to obtain or renew a Driver Qualification Card (DQC), often referred to as a Driver CPC card.
Driver CPC courses must be JAUPT approved. Each single day course will usually count as 7 hours towards Driver CPC, but you can complete all 35 hours on a five-day course.
This 35 hours of periodic training must be completed every five years to keep the DQC up to date. You cannot drive professionally without a current DQC, so you must hit your Driver CPC deadlines.