Finding training courses
All approved Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) courses count towards periodic training. Different courses cover different parts of the Driver CPC syllabus.
The minimum length of a training course is 7 hours. It can be taken over 2 consecutive days and can include up to 2 hours of online training before you start.
Taking a non-Driver CPC course
Some non-Driver CPC courses for transport-related EU Directives count towards your 35 hours.
For example, you can take:
- up to 14 hours of training for transporting dangerous goods (ADR)
- up to 7 hours of training for other courses such as the Transport Manager CPC (except refresher training)
Contact DVSA if you want to check whether a course counts towards your training.
DVSA Driver CPC
Taking the same course more than once
You can only take the same course more than once in each 5-year period if you have a good reason to repeat it - for example, maintaining a dangerous goods qualification.
If you do not have a good reason, DVSA can cancel the hours you got from the course. You might lose your Driver CPC card if cancelling the hours takes your total back under 35 hours.
Repeating a non-Driver CPC course
You cannot repeat non-Driver CPC courses during your training period.
The only exception is training in ADR. You can take 2 7-hour ADR courses during the 5-year training period. If you do this, you cannot count any other non-Driver CPC courses towards your training.
Driver CPC course costs
Training providers set their own prices for courses - there’s no maximum price.