Driver CPC is a compulsory Certificate in Professional Competence for professional bus and truck drivers. Its purpose is to set and maintain high standards of safety and driving among drivers of trucks and buses.
Who does Driver CPC apply to?
Driver CPC is relevant to both new and existing drivers.
For existing drivers
Drivers, who had a full licence before the 10th of September 2008 (buses) and the 10th of September 2009 (trucks), were automatically granted a Driver CPC. However, in order to keep this Driver CPC, each driver must complete 7 hours of periodic training per year over the subsequent five year period.
For new drivers
Drivers, who have not yet achieved a full licence, have to participate in the Driver CPC examination. The examination includes:
•2 hour multiple choice theory test
•2 hour case study theory test
•90 minute driving test
•30 minute practical test
Once this is completed and the four parts of the Driver CPC examination passed, the driver can then apply for a driving licence and Driver CPC card in that category. After this, the driver will have to do 7 hours of periodic training per year (35 hours in total) over the next five years to keep their Driver CPC.
Bus drivers will do Module 6 and Truck drivers will do Module 5.
•No two modules can be covered in the same year by a participant.
•All course modules run throughout the year, so contact us for the next available date for your course of choice – 066 7163170 or visit www.kerryflyer.ie