Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC)

Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC)

If you’re a professional driver, you must have a Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC). To find out more about getting the initial Driver CPC, see the Learner LGV Driver section.

All lorry, bus and coach drivers who drive professionally must renew their Driver CPC status by completing 35 hours of training every five years. This training is important because it will help you refresh your skills and keep them up to date.

The training covers various aspects of professional driving. Exactly what’s covered in your training will depend on the type of work you do, but it might include

  • ecosafe and fuel-efficient driving
  • defensive driving techniques
  • first aid
  • health and safety
  • drivers’ hours regulations
  • using tachographs.

For more information about Driver CPC training, see GOV.UK.

Watch this DVSA video guide for an introduction to CPC.

This video explains more about CPC periodic training.

You can find CPC training courses using this tool on GOV.UK.

You can also check how many hours of training you’ve completed and which courses you’ve attended on GOV.UK.

Drivers must do their CPC training with an approved training provider. Find out how to apply to start an approved training centre at GOV.UK.