Driver Periodic Training
Next available Driver CPC Courses:
Course delivered by CPC Driver Course Ltd- Road Safety Authority approved training centre.
Price 60 euro from 1st July
Starting hour 9 am to 4:30pm
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What is Driver CPC ?
Driver CPC is a Certificate in Professional Competence for professional bus and truck drivers. It was established to set and maintain high standards of road safety, health and safety and driving among professional drivers (those who drive for a living) of buses and trucks and to ensure that all professional drivers have good driving and safety standards and that those standards are maintained throughout the professional driver’s career. on behalf of RSA registered provider
To book call now 087 093 0808 / 01 442 9118
‘Acquired rights’ to Driver CPC
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 of periodic training over the next five years. Whilst attendance at Periodic Training is compulsory on a one day per year basis, there is no exam or assessment required. Subjects Covered:
- Control of the vehicle and Eco-driving techniques (Module 1)
- Minimizing risks and managing emergencies (Module 2)
- Health and Safety of the professional driver(Module 3)
- Role of the professional driver in transport (Module 4)
- The Professional bus driver/truck driver (as appropriate) – (Module 5 and 6)
New Driver CPC
If you want to become a professional bus driver after the 10th Sept 2008 or a professional truck driver after the 10th Sept 2009 you will have to do an Initial Driver CPC examination. The examination includes:
- two hour multiple choice theory test,
- two hour case study theory test,
- 90 minute driving test, and
- 30 minute practical test.
You can go on training in RSA approved training centres to help you pass your Driver CPC examination.
Driver CPC theory test
The new Driver CPC theory tests are part of the new Driver CPC process, which is mandatory for all new professional drivers. Step 1: Drivers must first pass the learner permit theory test and obtain their learner permit as normal. Step 2: Drivers then must take pass theory tests. Test 1 – 100 multiple choice question (61 correct answers needed to pass) Test 2 – 3 case studies are short scenarios that describe various situations a driver might face. There are 15 questions in each case study (45 in total). To pass, you must correctly answer 28 of the 45 questions – a minimum of 5 questions on each case study. Each stage takes two hours and it’s possible to take both tests on the same day. Prometric Ireland, which runs the learner permit theory test, also carries out the Driver CPC theory tests. It costs €70 each.
Driver CPC practical test
This test is conducted in the driving test centre and is usually taken directly after the driving test. A vehicle is required for this session. It is a practical knowledge test lasting 30 minutes. It covers areas such as safety, passenger comfort, legal matters relating to driving, vehicle loading and stability, ability to deal with an emergency, physical risks involved in driving. Exemptions: Driver CPC certification is not required for drivers of vehicles used:
- For non-commercial purposes, eg driving as a volunteer; drivers of emergency or rescue vehicles
- For a registered RSA approved Driving Instructors who are giving driving instruction
- In the course of someone’s work, provided that driving the vehicle is not the driver’s principal occupation, eg, a plumber using a light truck to transport their materials.
- Vehicles with a maximum speed not exceeding 45 km/h