Driver CPC Exemptions

There are some driver CPC exemptions that may be applicable to your or your employees, depending on your circumstances. CPC exemptions are down to the vehicle and what it’s being used for.

Vehicles you can drive without Driver CPC

You don’t need Driver CPC if the vehicle you drive is:

  • being road tested after repair, maintenance or technical development
  • new or rebuilt and not been put into service yet
  • limited to a top speed of 28mph

Vehicle uses where you don’t need Driver CPC

You don’t need Driver CPC if the vehicle you drive is:

  • used for non-commercial carriage of passengers or goods for personal use
  • used to carry material or equipment you use for your job – but driving the vehicle can’t be the main part of your job
  • used for driving lessons for anyone who wants to get a driving licence or a Driver CPC
  • used by, or is under the control of, the armed forces, civil defence, the fire service and forces responsible for maintaining public order
  • used in states of emergency or for rescue missions
  • driven to or from pre-booked appointments at official testing centres
  • driven within 50 km of your base, is not carrying passengers or goods, and driving a lorry, bus or coach is not your main job

The Gov.uk website has more details and examples of driver CPC training exemptions.

If you’re not exempt, let Driveline help with your CPC training needs. To find out more about CPC training and the courses we offer, take a look at our Courses page for dates and costs.

To discuss your requirements in more details, you can call us on 0333 123 1160, email info@driveline-training.co.uk, or alternatively contact Terry on 07831 392249.