COVID-19 update: Changes to Driver CPC

Driver CPC periodic training changes announced.

The Government has announced temporary changes to professional driver requirements as part of its response to the coronavirus outbreak.  Whilst we are in an effective lockdown, it may be difficult for drivers to complete their 35 hours CPC training. As a result the Department for Transport has now put in place temporary changes to professional driver qualification requirements.

Professional lorry and bus drivers whose Driver Qualification Card (DQC) expires in the period 1 March 2020 to 30 September 2020 can continue driving. Drivers should continue to carry their expired DQC during this period. However, the 35 hours training will need to be completed by 1 October 2020. In addition military drivers (who have different training) will be allowed to drive in civilian situations during that period.

Get the full details on the updated guidance at

For customers of SmartAnalysis is now includes a module for managing Driver CPC, you can log training taken and the number of hours required. This module is free for any SmartAnalysis users.



Posted on: 03.04.2020

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