Quick Answer: How Do I Replace My CPC Card?

If your DQC (Driver Qualification Card) is lost, stolen or damaged then you must apply for a replacement card via the DVSA (Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency).

You must call the DVSA on 0300 123 7721 with the following details: Your name as it appears on your Driving Licence.

Can you drive while waiting for 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.

How long is a driver CPC card valid for?

A Driver CPC is valid for five years. To keep your Driver CPC after that, you will need to complete 35 hours of training by the end of each five-year period.

What is CPC card?

Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC) training is continual professional development which carries on throughout a professional bus, coach or lorry driver’s career. Once you pass your Driver CPC, you’ll be issued with a Driver Qualification Card (DQC).

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DVSA warns 7.5-tonne entitlement no longer valid without Driver CPC.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.

Can you drive if you have lost your CPC card?

You must replace your Driver Certificate of Professional Competence ( CPC ) card if it’s been lost, stolen or damaged. You can get a £50 fixed penalty for driving professionally without your card.

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.

How many CPC hours have I done?

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).

CPC certification is now legally required for almost all professional drivers holding Category C or Category D licences. Having said that, the government recommends all professional lorry, bus, and coach drivers assume they must have the CPC certification in order to drive legally.

Do you need a CPC to drive a 3.5 tonne?

As of September 2009 anyone who drives a 3.5 Tonne or above Van or Lorry to deliver goods for their business is legally required to complete 35 Hours Periodic CPC Training every 5 Years. Drivers who do not complete the Periodic Training will lose their entitlement to operate vehicles of this category.

Is 7.5 tonne classed as HGV?

C1 – also referred to as a 7.5 tonne or class 3 this category enables the licence holder to drive a large goods vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of up to 7,500kg with a trailer up a maximum authorised mass of up to 750kg.

What does a CPC course involve?

Driver CPC- What you need to know. In 2003, a Directive was passed which required professional drivers of goods vehicles over 3.5 tonnes and minibuses with nine seats or more to possess a certificate of professional competence (CPC) designed to improve the knowledge and skills of drivers throughout their working life.

Do Recovery drivers need CPC?

Driver A is employed by the local fire and rescue service. They can drive its vehicles without needing to have Driver CPC. However, if they work on a casual basis for a PCV or LGV operator, they will probably need Driver CPC when carrying out that work.