CPC DRIVER TRAINING
Once you have passed the CPC qualification
After passing all four parts, your Driver Qualification Card (DQC) will be sent to you. Professional driving without having your DQC is unlawful.
The DVLA must have your correct details as your card will be posted at the same address as your driving license.
To avoid being intercepted on the road, you need to ensure that you always bring your DQC with you once you start driving professionally. You will contact your employer and the DVSA immediately if your card is lost, stolen or damaged and apply for a replacement card
When driving safely, you must always hold your DQC as proof of your Driver CPC status. You’ll be responsible for fines if you don’t.
The Driver CPC is applied in all Member States of the European Union (EU). If you’re driving in another EU country, you still need to have a valid Driver CPC and carry your DQC if you don’t have an exemption.
New drivers – Driver CPC qualification
You must pass the Initial Driver CPC qualification divided into four parts before you can drive professionally:
- Theory Test: includes both the multiple-choice test (1a) and the hazard perception test (1b)
- Case Studies
- Practical Driving Test of driving ability
- Driver CPC Practical Test (Vehicle Safety Demonstration)
There are a number of drivers who are not required to hold a Driver CPC
Drivers are exempt if the vehicle is:
- Used for non-commercial passenger or goods carriage, for personal use
- Undergoing road tests for technical development, repair or maintenance purposes, or for new or reconstructed vehicles that have not been put into service
- Used in the context of driving lessons for the purpose of allowing that person to acquire a driver’s license or a driver’s CPC
- With a maximum permitted speed not exceeding 45 km / h; (such as agricultural tractors)
- Used by or under the control of the Armed Forces, Civil Defense, Fire Department, and Public Order Forces.
- Used in emergency situations or assigned to rescue missions
Carrying material or equipment to be used by that person in the course of his or her job, provided that driving that vehicle is not the primary activity of the driver. (For example, transporting scaffolding to the workplace of the driver. Driving must not become a major part of the work, i.e., the work being carried out at the workplace must be considerably more time-consuming than driving itself.)