Are they doing away with CPC?
19 April 2021 Since Brexit, many have been asking – will the driver CPC be scrapped? In short – the answer is no. It will be accepted into legislation despite the UK leaving the EU.
How often do you need to do a CPC?
You must do 35 hours of periodic training every 5 years to keep your Driver Certificate of Professional Competence ( CPC ) to drive a lorry, bus or coach.
How long does a CPC take?
Your Driver Certificate of Professional Competence ( CPC ) qualification lasts for 5 years. To keep your Driver CPC you need to do 35 hours of training before your 5-year deadline. The deadline to do your training is shown on your card.
Can you drive a HGV without a CPC?
You must have Driver CPC if you drive a lorry, bus or coach as the main part of your job. You must do 35 hours of periodic training every 5 years to keep it.
What happens if I don’t renew my CPC?
If you miss your deadline, you cannot drive professionally until you’ve finished your training. You can be fined up to £1,000 for driving professionally without Driver CPC. Your next deadline will be set for 5 years after the date you finish your training.
Can I drive a 7.5 ton lorry without a CPC?
Can I drive a 7.5-tonne lorry without a CPC? All those who are driving a 7.5-tonne lorry professionally are required to complete the Driver CPC. However, driving a 7.5-tonne truck for personal use does not require Driver CPC, but it does still require C1 entitlement on your hgv licence.
How do I know when my CPC runs out?
By registering via the website link below drivers can access their records at any time, wherever they have internet access. This will make it clear and easy to see if your hours have been registered for training or check the expiry date of your Driver CPC qualification card (DQC.)
What happens if my CPC expires?
If your Driver CPC expires before 30 September 2020 You can continue to drive until 30 September 2020. You will not be charged the penalty fee if you show your expired card.
Can I drive while waiting for CPC card?
You can still drive professionally while waiting for your card if both of the following apply: you’ve done your periodic training. your training provider has recorded the training (they must do this within 5 working days of the training ending)
Can I drive without CPC card?
You must carry your Driver CPC card while driving an HGV , bus or coach professionally. You can drive without it if you’ve passed the tests and you’re waiting for it to arrive.
Does grandfather rights still exist?
Grandfather rights are a concept that have been around for a long time and cover all sorts of industries, including HGV licencing. They are a fantastic option for when new laws come into place, as they give you time to make changes without feeling like you are being penalised, or that you are losing out.
Is Class 2 the same as 7.5 tonne?
A Class 2 HGV lorry licence is the same as an LGV or HGV lorry licence which allows you to drive a vehicle over 7.5t and up to 32 tonnes. You must apply to the DVLA for the provisional entitlement to drive a lorry and meet higher medical standards to get your Class 2 lorry licence.
What happens if I Miss my Driver CPC deadline?
If you miss your deadline, you cannot drive professionally until you’ve finished your training. You can be fined up to £1,000 for driving professionally without Driver CPC. Your next deadline will be set for 5 years after the date you finish your training. Any training you’ve already done counts for 5 years from the date you took the course.
What is the Driver CPC periodic training deadline for lorry drivers?
The deadline for lorry drivers with acquired rights to finish their first 35 hours of Driver CPC periodic training has now passed. The Driver Certificate of Professional Competence ( CPC) was introduced in: New drivers who drive for a living had to start taking the Driver CPC initial qualification from then.
How did the TC react to the PCV CPC deadline?
The office of the TC adds that it was “delighted” by the high level of compliance by operators and drivers ahead of the PCV CPC deadline a year ago and expects that to be mirrored in the road haulage industry. and operators had heeded the messages about the deadline,” the spokesman adds.
How long do you have to take CPC training?
When to take training. Your Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) qualification lasts for 5 years. To keep your Driver CPC you need to do 35 hours of training before your 5-year deadline.