How to join the register of driver cpc instructors

In order to become a Driver CPC instructor on the National Register you will first need to pass the 2 part examination at one of the approved exam centres.  There are two ways of doing this:

  1. DIRECT ENTRY BY EXAMINATION

    An experienced Driver CPC instructor can join the NRI directly by taking the two part examination detailed below. You will need to select a NRI approved examination centre local to you to take your examination, they can be found here. In addition to the examination fee, you may need to pay an examination centre fee* to reflect the use of their facilities.

    *some examination centres may charge an administration fee for examinations. The fee shown is the NRI charge to the exam centre for a 2-part examination for one person

     

  2. ENTRY BY TRAINING AND EXAMINATION

    You may want to do training before taking your 2-part examination. Even if you are a very experienced classroom instructor, you may find training helpful as preparation for the examination process, especially if you haven’t been examined or assessed recently. There is no scheme governing this training or the content, so it is important you ask your chosen training provider about their pass rates, standards and processes. You can chose a training provider who is also an NRI approved examination centre as this may be more convenient for you, but this is not a requirement.

THE EXAMINATION CONSISTS OF THE FOLLOWING ELEMENTS:

For each part of the examination there is guidance material available. This includes marking details or examples of role-play scenarios you will encounter in the NRI examination. We recommend that you read this information and consider whether you will need training before taking the examination.

PART ONE – THEORY EXAMINATION

The theory examination comprises of 70 multiple choice questions for which 75 minutes is available. It covers Instructional techniques, Driving Legislation, Highway Code, and Eco-safe Driving.  The overall pass mark is 85% and you also need to achieve a minimum of 80% in each of the 4 subject areas.

Download our theory exam guidance now.

PART TWO – IN-CLASS ASSESSMENT

The classroom instruction examination lasts 30 minutes and consists of delivery of a pre-prepared classroom-based lesson on a subject pre-allocated from a bank of 8 topics. The examiner takes the role of the driver attending a Driver CPC Periodic Training course. A total of 120 marks can be gained and the pass mark is 84/120 (70%).

Download the in-class assessment guidance now.

Upon successful completion of the examination you will finalise your registration on the NRI by filling out a registration form and agreeing the terms and conditions, before submitting it for approval.

NRI REGISTER OF DRIVER CPC INSTRUCTORS COSTS

FEESNRI (5 yearly)
Annual cost of registration per candidate£41.20 + VAT
Examinations (up to a maximum of 3 candidates)£423.00 + VAT
Examinations (additional individual candidates up to a maximum of 6)£141.00 + VAT
Examinations with the maximum 6 candidates£846.00 + VAT
Registration£65.00 + VAT