Driver CPC Periodic Training

Driver CPC is short for “Driver Certificate of Professional Competence”. The EU passed the Driver CPC EU Directive in 2003.

You must do 35 hours of periodic training every 5 years to keep your Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC).

You can check how many hours you’ve done in the current 5-year period – (UK license holders only)

When to take Driver CPC Periodic Training

It’s up to you when you take the training courses, as long as you do them within 5 years.

When does the 5-year period starts

Each 5-year period starts from the last time you completed 35 hours of training.

Deadlines for drivers who had or have acquired rights

Training block Lorry driver Bus or coach driver Dual-category

(lorry, bus and coach) driver

First block of training 9 September 2014 9 September 2013 9 September 2013
Second block of training 9 September 2019 9 September 2018 9 September 2019*
Third block of training 9 September 2024 9 September 2023 9 September 2024

CPC, Driver, LGV, PCV, CAT C, CAT C+E, CAT D, CAT D1, Bus, Coach, Lorry, HGV, Transport, Qualification