On Wednesday 22nd July, Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) announced changes to the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) Directive following the consultation earlier this year.

What has changed? 

Following publication of the response, DVSA amended the law to allow these changes to come into force. The changes include:

  • Exemptions from Driver CPC
  • Periodic training
  • Recognition of Swiss CPC

You can read the full list of changes and see how they may affect you by visiting the updated guidance pages on GOV.UK.

You must have Driver CPC if you drive a lorry, bus or coach as the main part of your job. You must do 35 hours of periodic training every 5 years to keep it. You can be fined up to £1,000 for driving professionally without Driver CPC. 

If you have any questions about these changes, please get in touch with us on +44 (0)1952 520210 or contact us here.