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CPC Legislation

The driver CPC was introduced by European Legislation on the 10th September 2008 for D Class licence holders (coach & bus) and on the 10th September 2009 for C Class licence holders (LGV).  Drivers who obtained driving licences before 1 January 1997, who have need entitlement to C or D licence categories as part of their job are now also required by legislation to undertake CPC Periodic Training to maintain that entitlement.

 

Existing Drivers (with a few exceptions) now have to complete 35 hours periodic training in a 5 year period.  The training must cover the minimum requirements of the legislation on subjects such as road safety; fuel economy; regulation; health & safety; service and logistics.  It depends on the training companies interpretation of the regulations as to how they deliver the training, but all training centres and courses must be authorised by the Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic Training for training to be valid.

 

The first 35 hours of training should be completed before the 10th September 2014. Existing drivers will lose the right to drive if training is not completed by this date.  Drivers must take blocks of training which are no less than 7 hours duration.  We recommend spreading the burden of 5 days training over the five year period by completing one 7 hour course per year.