Driver CPC

The Driver CPC  is an EU programme, which aims to improve driving standards and road safety throughout all EU member states.

All professional truck drivers must obtain a Driver CPC  if they wish to continue to drive for a living. The Driver CPC is obtained by attending an approved training course at an approved training centre.

There are two types of Driver CPC:

Initial - for drivers of vehicles above 3.5 tonne. Requires that a case study and a practical examination be passed before being able to drive professionally. The 5 yearly Periodic Driver CPC becomes a requirement from the date of passing the Initial Driver CPC.

Periodic - All commercial LGV drivers need to complete 35 hours of approved training every 5 years. The 35 hours can be split into 1 day sessions, with a duration of 7 hours.  Sessions of 3.5 hours are also allowable provided the second 3.5 hour session commences within 24 hours of the completion of the first session.

CDS Training have 4 approved courses each of 7 hours duration available:

  • Carriage of Dangerous Goods Basics -  Looks at the techniques of recognising, handling and transporting dangerous goods.
  • Carriage of Dangerous Goods Packages - Covers handling dangerous goods safely and the rules regarding their movement in packages
  • Carriage of Dangerous Goods Hazards - Identifies the physical and chemical properties of dangerous substances and safe transportation techniques.
  • Carriage of Dangerous Goods Tanks - The ‘how to’ of transporting dangerous substances by tank.

Courses cost £50.00 inclusive of Government Upload Fee (£8.75) per 7 hour session (if taken as part of the ADR Dangerous Goods Training Course, the cost is reduced to £25 per 7 hour session.

Please call 01676 471110 for further details.

Driver CPC Courses

For all  further  Driver CPC  information contact CDS Training on 01676 471110


Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road



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Operator CPC

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Driver CPC

Driver Certificate of professional competence