DRIVER CERTIFICATE OF PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE (CPC CARD)

We can help you get The Driver CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence) without a test is a set of standards developed by the European Union to ensure all professional drivers are competent and adhere to ongoing training and education. 

DRIVER CERTIFICATE OF PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE (CPC CARD)

As a new driver, you will need to pass the initial Driver CPC to gain your professional licence, but you will also be expected to complete periodic training to keep your Driver CPC qualification.

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DRIVER CERTIFICATE OF PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE (CPC CARD)

We can help you get The Driver CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence) without a test is a set of standards developed by the European Union to ensure all professional drivers are competent and adhere to ongoing training and education. 

 

As a new driver, you will need to pass the initial Driver CPC to gain your professional licence, but you will also be expected to complete periodic training to keep your Driver CPC qualification.

New drivers – the Driver CPC qualification

Before you can drive professionally, you must pass the Initial Driver CPC qualification which is divided into four parts:

  • Part 1 – Theory Test: includes both the multiple-choice test (1a) and the hazard perception test (1b)
  • Part 2 – Case Studies
  • Part 3- Practical Driving Test of driving ability
  • Part 4 – Driver CPC Practical Test (Vehicle Safety Demonstration)

What tests do I have to take?

If you take your test and you are not going to be driving for a living, or are exempt, you will only need to pass parts 1 and 3.

If however, you change your mind and wish to drive a lorry, bus or coach for a living you will need to pass parts 2 and 4.

How much will the Driver CPC cost?

Part 1a – Theory Test (multiple choice) – £28.00

Part 1b – Theory Test (hazard perception) – £12.00

 

Part 2 – Case Studies Theory Test – £24.00

Part 3 – Vocational licence acquisition Practical Test (of driving ability) £115.00

Part 4 – Driver CPC Practical Test (vehicle safety demonstration) £55.00 weekday (£63.00 evening or weekend)

Can I take the parts in any order?

You must pass Part 1a (Theory Test) before you can take Part 3 (Practical Test) and you must pass Part 2 (Case Studies) before you can take Part 4 (Vehicle Safety Demonstration).

Once you have passed the CPC qualification

Your Driver Qualification Card (DQC) will be sent to you after you have passed all four parts. It’s unlawful to drive professionally without having your DQC.

 

It’s essential that the DVLA have your correct details as your card will be posted to the same address as on your driving licence.

To avoid penalties, once you start driving professionally you must ensure that you carry your DQC with you at all times. If your card is lost, stolen or damaged you must contact your employer and the DVSA immediately and apply for a replacement card. You can use the details below:

 


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