The Driver CPC regulations have been introduced to comply with European law (EU Directive 2003/59/EC) which changes the way in which professional drivers of Buses and Lorries are to be trained. The regulations apply to new and existing drivers.The Driver CPC regulations have been in force in Ireland for Professional bus/coach drivers since the 10th September 2008 and for lorry drivers since the 10th September 2009.
How does it affect existing bus or lorry drivers?
If you held a full licence for a truck or bus before the Driver CPC regulations came into force, you must complete periodic training (one day every year) with an RSA approved training provider such as the NorthWest Training Centre.
How does Driver CPC affect new drivers?
If you do not hold a full bus or lorry licence and want to become a professional bus or lorry driver, you must complete the following four Driver CPC Initial Qualification examinations. a two hour multiple choice theory test, a two hour case study theory test, a 90 minute driving test and a 30 minute practical test (Show and Tell)
After successfully completing the Initial Qualification exams, new drivers must then participate in the periodic training (one day every year).
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