Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC)

If you want to professionally drive a bus, coach or lorry, as well as holding a valid driving licence, you will need a driver certificate of professional competence (CPC).

Licence Name

Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC)

AUTHORITY
Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)
TIME TO GET LICENSED
4 weeks
COST
£55
VALID FOR
Complete 35 hours of periodic training every five years
ELIGIBILITY
17+, UK Citizen, hold a Full Driving Licence (Category B).
QUALIFICATION(S) NEEDED
Hold a Full Driving Licence (Category B) and a Provisional Lorry, Coach or Bus Licence

STEPS TO GET LICENSED
Apply for a provisional lorry, coach or bus licence
  • Visit - https://www.gov.uk/become-lorry-bus-driver/applying-for-a-bus-or-lorry-provisional-entitlement
Take driver certificate of professional competence test
  • Module One – Theory Test (includes both the multiple-choice test and the hazard perception test)
  • Module Two – Case Studies
  • Module Three- Practical Driving Test of driving ability
  • Module Four – Driver CPC Practical Test (Vehicle Safety Demonstration)
Receive driver qualification card (DQC)
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