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  • If you are a new driver you will have to undertake theŒæDriverŒæCPCŒætheory and practical driving tests before getting aŒæDriverŒæCPC.
  • If you already have a licence for aŒæbus or truckŒæ(C/D licence) you will automatically be entitled to aŒæDriverŒæCPCŒæand will not have to take a test.
  • These mandatory rule changes were introduced in Ireland on the 10th September 2008 for bus drivers, and the 10th September 2009 for truck drivers.
  • ALLŒæprofessional bus/truck drivers must be the holder of aŒæCertificate of Professional Competence (CPC).
  • A person holding a valid full licence in the bus licence category on or before 9th September 2008 is automatically entitled to theŒæCPCŒæ(acquired rights).
  • A person who qualifies for a bus licence on or after 10th September 2008 must pass an InitialŒæCPCtheory test and aŒæCPCŒædriving test, as well as the existing theory test and driving test.
  • A person holding a valid full licence in the truck licence category on or before 9th September 2009 is automatically entitled to theŒæCPCŒæ(acquired rights).
  • A person who qualifies for a truck licence on or after 9th September 2009 must pass an InitialŒæCPCtheory test and aŒæCPCŒædriving test, as well as the existing theory test and driving test.

A training programme of 35 hours must be completed in the following five years in order to retain theξCPC. This will consist of a one day training session in each of the five years.