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Driving Temp Handbook
Driver CPC (Certificate of Competence)


The CPC has been introduced across the European Union to maintain high driving standards and to improve road safety. The driver CPC is an EU directive and applies to all professional bus, coach and lorry drivers. All new drivers will need to pass the driver CPC initial qualification if they want to obtain a licence to drive professionally.

The driver CPC requires all professional drivers to complete a minimum of 35 hours periodic training every five years. The minimum length of a training course is seven hours. HR GO Driving may be able to assist you with CPC training, please contact a member of staff at your local branch if this is of interest to you.

There are exemptions from driver CPC qualifications. Details of these concessions can be found on the Driving Standards Agency website or for further information contact the Driving Standards Agency, email: