CPC Certification

You might be wondering what is CPC certification and how to get your CPC certification – it’s certainly a complex situation.

In actual fact although people often refer to ‘CPC certification’ – you don’t receive a CPC certificate. After you complete your required training hours, you receive a Drivers Qualification Card – a DQC.

If you’re an ‘acquired rights’ driver completing your training by 10th September 2014, your DQC is valid for five years after this date. So, before September 2019 you must complete another 35 hours of periodic training to retain your Driver CPC.

If you gained your CPC via your initial CPC qualification, you have five years from the date you got the qualification. After this a further 35 hours of training will need to be completed in every subsequent 5-year period.

To help you achieve your CPC certification we have a range of CPC courses with numerous dates to suit your timescales. With five courses currently on offer you can undertake just part or all of your required 35 hours with Driveline to get you CPC compliant as soon as possible.

You’ll have ‘acquired rights’ if you’re a:

  • lorry driver and got your vocational licence (C, C1, C+E and C1+E) before 10 September 2009
  • bus or coach driver and got your vocational licence (D, D1, D+E and D1+E) before 10 September 2008 – this includes a restricted vocational licence D(101) issued after 1991 and D1(101) issued before 1997 (though you should by now have completed periodic training)

To find out more about CPC training call us today on 0333 123 1160. You can also email us at info@driveline-training.co.uk.