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Driver CPC

Driver CPC is a Certificate in Professional Competence for professional bus and truck drivers in addition to your existing license. Its purpose is to set and maintain high standards of safety and driving among drivers of trucks and buses.

Upcoming Courses

25/11/2017
Module 1 - CVEDT - Control of the Vehicle & Eco-Driving Techniques
Talbot Hotel, Carlow

25/11/2017
Module 5 - PROTD - Professional Truck Driver (Truck only)
Cusack House, Mullingar

02/12/2017
Module 6 - PROBD - Professional Bus driver (Bus only)
Talbot Hotel, Carlow

08/12/2017
Module 4 - RPDTI - Role of the Professional Driver in the Transport Industry - EVENING COURSE
Cusack House, Mullingar

09/12/2017
Module 3 - HSOPD - Health & Safety of the Professional Driver
Kilians Lodge, Mullagh

16/12/2017
Module 6 - PROBD - Professional Bus driver (Bus only)
Cusack House, Mullingar

13/01/2018
Module 1 - CVEDT - Control of the Vehicle & Eco-Driving Techniques
Cusack House, Mullingar

13/01/2018
Module 4 - RPDTI - Role of the Professional Driver in the Transport Industry
Kilians Lodge, Mullagh

20/01/2018
Module 5 - PROTD - Professional Truck Driver (Truck only)
Cusack House, Mullingar

20/01/2018
Module 5 - PROTD - Professional Truck Driver (Truck only)
Talbot Hotel, Carlow

27/01/2018
Module 1 - CVEDT - Control of the Vehicle & Eco-Driving Techniques
Kilians Lodge, Mullagh

27/01/2018
Module 2 - MRMET - Minimising Risks & Managing Emergencies in the Transport Industry
Cusack House, Mullingar

03/02/2018
Module 3 - HSOPD - Health & Safety of the Professional Driver
Talbot Hotel, Carlow

03/02/2018
Module 4 - RPDTI - Role of the Professional Driver in the Transport Industry
Cusack House, Mullingar

10/02/2018
Module 5 - PROTD - Professional Truck Driver (Truck only)
Kilians Lodge, Mullagh

10/02/2018
Module 6 - PROBD - Professional Bus driver (Bus only)
Cusack House, Mullingar

17/02/2018
Module 3 - HSOPD - Health & Safety of the Professional Driver
Cusack House, Mullingar

17/02/2018
Module 6 - PROBD - Professional Bus driver (Bus only)
Talbot Hotel, Carlow

24/02/2018
Module 1 - CVEDT - Control of the Vehicle & Eco-Driving Techniques
Cusack House, Mullingar

24/02/2018
Module 6 - PROBD - Professional Bus driver (Bus only)
Kilians Lodge, Mullagh

03/03/2018
Module 1 - CVEDT - Control of the Vehicle & Eco-Driving Techniques
Talbot Hotel, Carlow

03/03/2018
Module 2 - MRMET - Minimising Risks & Managing Emergencies in the Transport Industry
Kilians Lodge, Mullagh

Important Message from RSA


1. Category D licence holders (Bus Drivers) We are now in to the 8th year of Driver CPC training for Bus drivers. All Bus drivers should now be in possession of their Driver CPC card and have completed 3 Driver CPC modules in the 2nd cycle  by 10th of September 2016.

2. Category C licence holders (Truck Drivers) We are now into 7th year of Driver CPC training for Truck drivers. All truck drivers should now be in possession of their Driver CPC card and have completed 2 Driver CPC modules  in the 2nd cycle by 10th of September 2016.

3. Category C and D licence holders (Person who hold a licence for both Truck and Bus) If you hold both bus (D) and truck (C) licences you are required to have 8 CPC modules completed in your 8th year with the option of covering your extra module. All truck and bus drivers should now be in possession of their Driver CPC card and have completed 3 Driver CPC modules by 10th of September 2016.

It is important to recognise which of the above 3 categories you are in. In doing so it is also important that you know which of the modules you have previously completed. This is to eliminate booking or repeating a module that you have already completed. 

Please call us to book your place as these dates can be subject to change.

Driver CPC was introduced in Ireland on the 10th Sept 2008 for Bus Drivers and came into effect on the 10th Sept 2009 for truck drivers. From these dates, professional drivers will need to take part in continuous training. 

For someone that holds category D/C they will have to complete 42 hrs training in the five years. If you hold just one category license i.e D you will have to do 35 hrs training completed by Sept 2013 and if you hold just C/EC you will have to have your training completed by Sept 2014.

NEW DRIVER INITIAL CPC If you are a new driver you will have to undertake the Driver CPC theory and practical driving tests before getting a Driver CPC. 

EXISTING DRIVER PERIODIC CPC If you already have a licence for a bus or truck (C/D license) you will automatically be entitled to a Driver CPC and will not have to take a test. 

Driver CPC is not the same as a Transport Manager CPC

Professional Bus and Coach drivers in Ireland must be the holder of a Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) from 10th September 2008 and truck drivers from the 10th September 2009. 

There are two ways to qualify for the Driver CPC

1. A person holding a valid full licence in the bus licence category on or before 9th September 2008 is automatically entitled to the CPC (acquired rights). A person who qualifies for a bus licence on or after 10th September 2008 must pass a CPC theory test and a CPC driving test, as well as the existing theory test and driving test.

2. A person holding a valid full licence in the truck licence category on or before 9th September 2009 is automatically entitled to the CPC (acquired rights). A person who qualifies for a truck licence on or after 10th September 2009 must pass a CPC theory test and a CPC driving test, as well as the existing theory test and driving test. 

In both cases the person must then complete a training programme of 35 hours in the following five years in order to retain the CPC. This will consist of one day in each of the five years. 

Training Centre Locations (approved by RSA)

Killians Lodge Hotel, Mullagh, Co. Cavan
Creggan Court Hotel, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Cavan Crystal Hotel, Cavan, Co. Cavan
Greville Arms Hotel, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
Cusack House, ADTA Training Centre, Castle St, Mullingar Co Westmeath 
Central Hotel, Main St., Tullamore, Co. Offaly
Talbot Hotel, Carlow, Co. Carlow

Course Times: 08:30 to 16:30

Any of the above centres are available on request for groups of 10 or more.

For further information on course schedule please contact 044 9345740 / 9310207 or Yvonne 086 795 8001.