The Driver CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence) is a European Union wide Training Directive which is being introduced “to maintain high driving standards and improve road safety”.
For bus and coach drivers, the Driver CPC started on 10th September 2008, for lorry drivers the Driver CPC starts on 10th September 2009.
New drivers from the above dates will need to pass the Driver CPC in addition to the theory and practical tests if they wish to drive professionally.
Holders of a PCV or LGV licence prior to the start dates will be able to continue driving professionally on the basis of acquired rights. They will then have to undertake 35 hours of periodic training, which must be completed within a 5 year period from the start date in order to renew their Driver CPC.
RTITB is the largest consortium in the UK for the delivery of Driver CPC training. The Master Driver CPC Consortium offers flexible and effective courses and training materials and has been developed utilising RTITB’s 40 years experience in the road transport training industry. Courses through the Master Driver CPC Consortium can be delivered internally, externally or both and covers the entire JAUPT approved Driver CPC syllabus.
RTITB leads, and is responsible for a national consortium of training organisations and employers enabling the delivery of robust and relevant Driver CPC periodic training. This role encompasses all course development, quality assurance and data management for the consortium members.
The Master Driver Registration Scheme (MDRS) is a database developed specifically to cater for Driver CPC. Its development has benefited from RTITB’s experience with its highly successful National Operators Registration Scheme (NORS), and has been developed to support compliance and best practice.
MDRS records the training data for each driver trained and provides a detailed summary of course content, date and venue of training, results of assessments and provides reports which allow users to manage and plan training, ensuring drivers complete the required number of hours of training within the time required by the CPC regulations.
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