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CPC Periodic Training

Do you need to complete your 35 hour CPC periodic training?

New for 2018 Castle Driver Training now offers CPC periodic training

What is CPC periodic training?

All drivers with their initial qualification need to complete 35 hours of periodic training every five years on an ongoing basis to keep driving for a living. Drivers can check their Driver CPC periodic training record online to see how many hours they have done.

Periodic training is delivered through courses that drivers attend over the five-year period for which their current Driver CPC is valid. There is no pass or fail element to these tests.

The minimum length of a training course is seven hours, although they may be longer. Where a course of seven hours is split into two parts, the second part must start within 24 hours of the first part ending.

Each new five-year period will begin from the expiry date of the driver's current Driver CPC qualification, and not from the date on which they reached the 35 hours minimum training requirement.

The deadline to complete their second block of training is 9 September 2018.

Drivers of both PCV and LGV vehicles only need to do one set of periodic training every 5 years.

When did the Drivers CPC start?

The Drivers CPC came into effect in September 2009. Drivers who passed their car test after January 1997 or goods drivers who passed their HGV or PSV test after 2009 need to take modules 2 & 4 of the Drivers CPC.

Checking your hours

If you need to check how many hours you have completed of your periodic training, you can do this by clicking on the link to go through to the Government website. Check your Driver CPC periodic training hours here.

Where can I have my CPC periodic training?

The CPC training can be carried out at the Castle Driver Training Centre, regionally as advertised on our website or within your company premises.

What course titles are avilable?

  • Driver fitness and well-being workshop - 3.5hrs
  • Driving Abroad Workshop - 3.5hrs
  • Professional driver and the Highway code workshop - 3.5hrs
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