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Driver CPC Warning

19/6/2019

URTU is warning professional drivers that the deadline for completing mandatory Driver CPC training for the current cycle is fast approaching. The deadline date is 9 September 2019

HGV drivers are legally required to complete 35 hours of training over a five-year period to remain legally compliant.

Although all new HGV drivers have taken the Driver CPC as part of their licence acquisition, since 10 September 2009, existing drivers had until 9 September 2014 under acquired rights to complete their periodic training. 

The deadline for the next five-year period is only months away, and those that don't complete the required training by 9 September 2019 will forfeit their Driver Qualification Card (DQC) and the right to drive for a living.

DVSA can also issue a fine of up to £1,000 for anyone driving professionally without a DQC.

The five year administrative expiry date is displayed on the front of your DQC under 4b. 

If you are unsure how many hours of Driver CPC training you have completed, or which course you have attended, you can check on the government website- https://www.gov.uk/check-your-driver-cpc-periodic-training-hours

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