Driver CPC Periodic
Driver CPC periodic training
You must do 35 hours of periodic training every 5 years to keep your Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC).
You can check how many hours you’ve done in the current 5-year period.
You only need to complete 1 set of training every 5 years if you drive both lorries and buses professionally.
When to take Driver CPC periodic training
It’s up to you when you take the training courses, as long as you do them within 5 years.
When the 5-year period starts
Each 5-year period starts from 5 years before your current Driver CPC qualification runs out - not from the date you completed your last 35 hours of training.
For all ‘acquired rights’ drivers it started on:
- 10 September 2008 for category D, D1, D+E and D1+E drivers
- 10 September 2009 for category C, C1, C+E and C1+E drivers
You must complete your 35 hours of periodic training in the 5 years before the earliest expiry date if you’ve got bus and lorry entitlements and want to keep your Driver CPC for both.
Above infomation taken from DSA