Last reviewed 8 January 2021

Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC) periodic training is to be monitored by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) to ensure drivers are not unnecessarily repeating training as part of the 35-hour requirement.

This follows a review of Driver CPC training and recommendations made by the European Commission which the Government has adopted.

DVSA will in future monitor drivers’ records to identify periodic training that fails to support their professional driver development because of unnecessary repetition.

“If we identify unnecessary repetition we may take action which could include revoking a driver's Driver Qualification Card (DQC),” the Agency warned.

To make sure drivers continue to develop professionally, they should take training which benefits them and their job, it went on.

DVSA will only allow repetition of training when it supports a driver’s development. For example, if more than one day’s training is required to maintain a qualification such as driving dangerous goods.

“We will be working with training bodies to ensure they are not delivering a specific training session to the same driver more than once unless it is necessary for their professional development,” the DVSA concluded.