The EU has encouraged its members to provide better training for professional drivers. Many professional drivers in the EU are working without the benefit of training or the opportunity to regularly refresh their skills.
As a result the EU introduced Directive 2003/59/EC which makes it compulsory for European member states to have Driver CPC for all professional bus and truck drivers.
Information leaflets and booklets (Links)
- Driver Certificate in Professional Competence Information Booklet
- Driver Certificate in Professional Competence Information Leaflet
- Driver Certificate in Professional Competence Case Studies
- Application form for a Driver CPC Bus Theory Test
- Consultation – Driver Certificate of Professional Competenc
- Information Note on CPC for Professional Bus/Coach Driver
- Regulatory Impact Assessment
- Frequently Asked Question
- EU Regulations – 2003/59/ec
CPC Training Centre Downloads (Links)
- CPC Training Centre Application Form
- Guidelines for completing Training Centre Application Form
- CPC Training Centre Guideline
The introduction of Driver CPC requires more rigorous testing and continuous trainingfor professional bus drivers from 10th September 2008 and truck drivers from 10th September 2009. The holder of a full driving licence for a truck or bus before CPC is introduced will automatically be entitled to a Driver CPC this is called acquired rights.
The RSA issued a Consultation document in August 2007 outlining the requirements of Driver CPC and how the RSA could introduce Driver CPC in Ireland. The Consultation document made a number of recommendations and invited feedback from the transport industry and the general public on their observations and views on Driver CPC.