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HOW ARE DIFFERENT DRIVERS AFFECTED BY DRIVER CPC?

EXISTING DRIVERS (PCV)

All drivers of PCV vehicles, who held a category D, D1, D+E or D1+E licence
at 10 September 2008, will need to complete the 35 hours of periodic training
before 10 September 2013, unless exempt (click here for details). This also includes drivers
who hold D1 entitlement by virtue of passing a car test pre-1997.
After this, they will need to undertake a further 35 hours of training in every
subsequent five year period in order to retain their Driver CPC.

EXISTING DRIVERS (LGV)

All drivers of LGV vehicles, who held a category C, C1, C+E or C1+E licence
at 10 September 2009, will need to complete the 35 hours of periodic training
before 10 September 2014, unless exempt (click here for details).
This also includes drivers who hold C1 entitlement by virtue of passing a car
test pre-1997 and drivers who hold HGV class 1, 2 or 3, gained prior to 1991.
After this, they will need to undertake a further 35 hours of training in every
subsequent five year period in order to retain their Driver CPC.

NEW DRIVERS

New drivers have to pass the initial Driver CPC qualification before being able
to drive professionally. This can be taken at the same time as the normal driving
theory and practical tests. Lower driving age limits also apply for those who
achieve their Driver CPC.

New drivers who gain their initial Driver CPC after 10 September 2008 (PCV)
or 10 September 2009 (LGV) will immediately begin their cycle of periodic training
upon receipt of their Driver Qualification Card (DQC) and will need to complete
35 hours of training within five years of attaining their initial Driver CPC and then
complete 35 hours of training every subsequent five years in order to retain their
Driver CPC.

DRIVERS WHO HOLD BOTH A PCV AND LGV LICENCE

Drivers with both PCV and LGV licences will have to complete only one course of 35 hours of Periodic Training every five years; they will not have to undertake 35 hours of training for each licence category.

DRIVERS WITH LGV/PCV LICENCES FROM OTHER COUNTRIES

Periodic Training must be completed in the country of employment or residence. Drivers from other countries, who are based in the UK, can undertake Periodic Training in the UK if residing here for longer than six months in a calendar year. Training completed in another EU state, where employed or resident, will count towards Periodic Training in the UK.