ISM Training Services specialise in providing accredited training for both private and business customers to ensure they receive and maintain their Driver CPC Certification. Read our CPC Frequently Asked Questions or learn more about our Transport and Logistics Training Courses.
Our Driver CPC course includes training and certification across all six modules. Each module takes place over one day.
As Ireland’s largest and leading driver training provider ISM offer the full range of CPC modular training courses in our purpose-built training centres in Finglas and Tallaght.
Who Should Attend?
The course is designed for any individual who holds a full car licence and wishes to work as a professional bus or truck driver. It is a legal requirement that all new drivers of C1, C1E, C and CE vehicles (trucks) and D1, D1E, D and DE vehicles (buses) complete Driver CPC training and pass a theory and driving test with the Road Safety Authority according to European Communities Regulations. Where a person wishes to take out a learner permit or a driving licence in categories C, CE, under 21 years or D, DE under 24 years, then they must complete CPC even where they do not wish to drive professionally.
If you completed your Truck or Bus Driving Test AFTER SEPTEMBER 2009, did you complete your Initial CPC Training and receive your Driver Qualification Card?
If not, please do not proceed to book and refer to www.theorytest.ie.
What Qualifications Will I Receive?
All trainees will receive an ISM Certificate of Attendance on successful completion of the course.
CPC Refresher Requirements
All CPC cardholders must do 35 hours of periodic training every five years to keep their Driver CPC to drive a truck or bus. To keep compliant with Driver CPC training, cardholders will have to attend one unique training module per year over five years.
If in possession of a dual card for both bus and truck Driver CPC, card holders must attend a total of 42 hours of training over five years. This consists of 6 training modules. At least one unique module must be completed per year.
If you do not complete the required training every year, you will not receive a new Driver CPC card after five years.
Control of the vehicle and eco-driving techniques: Module 1 deals with characteristics of the transmission system, effective use of safety controls on busses and trucks and optimization of fuel consumption.
Minimising risks and managing emergencies in the transport industry: Module 2 covers the risks on the road for drivers of trucks and buses and the ability to assess emergency situations.
Health and safety for the professional driver: Module 3 deals with the awareness of the importance of physical and mental ability and the prevention of physical risks.
Role of the professional driver in the transport industry: Module 4 addresses the social environment of road transport and the rules governing it.
The professional truck driver: Module 5 covers the areas of loading, preventing criminality, enhancing the image of the industry, carriage regulations and knowing the economic environment of road haulage.
The professional bus driver: This module deals with the topics of forces affecting vehicles in motion, vehicle overhang, gearbox ratios, defensive driving, dealing with vulnerable road users and vehicle stability.