Can I Drive Whilst Waiting For My CPC Card?

Re: Driving whilst waiting for CPC card?

You can still drive professionally if you’ve completed your periodic training and you’re waiting for your DQC to arrive.

The evidence that you’ve completed the training is in the certificates issued daily on attendance.

Can I drive while waiting for my CPC card?

If the periodic training has been undertaken and the driver is waiting for the Driver CPC card to arrive, the driver can still drive professionally and will not be fined for not having it with them. Driving professionally without Driver CPC is illegal and may incur a fine of up to £1000.

Do you have to carry your Driver CPC card?

Your Driver CPC card, sometimes called a ‘DQC’ (driver qualification card) will be sent to the address on your driver’s licence. It will use the same picture and signature as is on that. You must carry this card with you at all times whilst driving a lorry, bus, or coach professionally.

How many hours Driver CPC do I have?

All your professional drivers – operating a truck, bus, or coach – must complete 35 hours of periodic training every five years, in order to keep their Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC).

Do you need CPC for 7.5 tonne?

DVSA warns 7.5-tonne entitlement no longer valid without Driver CPC. DVSA has reminded drivers that they now can’t legally drive a 7.5 tonne truck professionally even if it’s on their driving licence unless they have completed the Driver CPC. “Please note that is DVSA opinion and does not carry any legal weight.

How much is a CPC card?

You should expect to pay between £190.00 – £275.00 all in (should include tuition, VAT, test fee and use of vehicle). Periodic Driver CPC training requires all professional lorry, bus and coach drivers to complete 35 hours formal training every 5 years.

Can I drive a lorry without a CPC?

You don’t need the full Driver Certificate of Professional Competence ( CPC ) qualification if you’re using the vehicle for: driving within 62 miles (100 kilometres) of your base – but the vehicle can’t be carrying passengers or goods, and driving a lorry, bus or coach can’t be your main job.

Can you fail a CPC course?

Periodic training is delivered through courses that you attend over the five-year period for which your current Driver CPC is valid. There is no pass or fail. No tests or exams. If you hold a vocational licence for buses and coaches as well as lorries, you only need to do one set of periodic training.

What is a CPC test?

The Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC) is a qualification for professional bus, coach and lorry drivers. It has been introduced across Europe with the aim of improving road safety and maintaining high standards of driving.

When did CPC become mandatory?

Driver CPC deadline set to be achieved. New figures show that lorry drivers with acquired rights will complete their first block of periodic training by 10 September 2014. The Driver Certificate of Professional Competence ( CPC ) was introduced in: 2008 for bus and coach drivers.

Is Driver CPC training classed as working time?

The qualification covers areas such as fuel efficiency, customer care, driver’s hours and Tacographs and working time rules. Drivers who gain their Driver CPC by completing the initial qualification must complete their first cycle of periodic training within 5 years of the date they acquired their Driver CPC.

How long does a CPC card last?

How and when should I renew my Driver CPC? You must repeat your periodic Driver CPC training every five years. On your Driver Qualification Card, which is also often referred to as a Driver CPC card, or simply as a DQC, you will see that there is an expiry date. This is stated at section 4b of your DQC.

How many CPC modules are there?

four modules