Driver Certificates of Professional Competence (CPC) Training Courses were introduced across the EU in 2008, for professional bus drivers and 2009 for professional truck drivers. The aim was to set and maintain high standards of road safety, health and safety and driving amongst professional drivers of buses and trucks. Existing Drivers must complete one day of Driver CPC Periodic Training every year with an RSA approved Driver CPC Training Provider.
Who Should Attend?
- Professional drivers fall into two categories from a Driver CPC perspective: 1. those who were already working as professional drivers when the scheme was put in place, and 2. those who are new to the profession.
- If you got your bus licence on or before the 9 September 2008, or your truck licence on or before 9 September 2009, you are automatically entitled to Driver CPC. This is called “acquired rights”.
- To keep your Driver CPC, you must do 35 hours (7 hours) of periodic training over the next five years.
- Training is on a one-day-per-year basis. (Compulsory)
- Ensuring all professional drivers have good driving and safety standards and that those standards are maintained throughout their career.
- Creating a common standard for the training and testing of drivers throughout the EU
- Reducing fatalities and serious injuries on Irish roads. The RSA’s target is for Ireland to have one of the lowest casualty rates in Europe.
Allied Training offers training courses in all 6 of the Driver CPC Periodic training Modules:
1. Control of Vehicle and Eco Driving Techniques
2. Minimising Risks and Managing Emergencies in the Transport Industry
3. Health and Safety of the Professional Driver
4. Role of the Professional Driver in the Transport Industry
5. The Professional Truck Driver (required for Truck Drivers only)
6. The Professional Bus Driver (required for Bus Drivers only)
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