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27 March 2013
DSA warns on Driver CPC training deadlines

You must do Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) periodic training if you’re a lorry, bus or coach driver.

You face being fined up to £1,000 and even losing your livelihood if you don’t finish your training in time, the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) has warned.

The Office of the Traffic Commissioner has also reminded operators to be aware of their drivers’ training hours and deadlines to avoid penalties.

Driver CPC rules

Driver CPC was introduced in:

  • 2008 for bus and coach drivers

  • 2009 for lorry drivers

New drivers who drive for a living had to start taking the Driver CPC initial qualification from then.

Existing drivers were given ‘acquired rights’ which took their previous experience into account.

 

Bibliography 

UK Government Website (11 March 2013). Online at https://www.gov.uk/government/news/dsa-warns-on-driver-cpc-training-deadlines 

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