If you miss your training deadline
If you miss your deadline, you cannot drive professionally until you’ve finished your training.
You can be fined up to £1,000 for driving professionally without the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC).
Your next deadline will be set for 5 years after the date you finish your training.
Example Your original deadline was 9 September 2014, but you did not finish your training until 31 May 2015. The deadline for your next training is 31 May 2020. You could not drive professionally between 10 September 2014 and 30 May 2015.
How long training counts for
Any training you’ve already done counts for 5 years from the date you took the course. You do not lose it because you’ve passed your deadline.
The training will not count towards the 35 hours total if you took it more than 5 years ago.
If you have acquired rights
If you have acquired rights you can either:
- complete 35 hours of Driver CPC periodic training by finding and taking training courses
- take and pass the Driver CPC part 2 (case studies) and part 4 (practical demonstration) tests
You can only choose the test option once. After that, you must take periodic training to keep your qualification in the future.
Booking the tests
You have to book the tests by phone - you cannot book online.
DVSA test booking
Telephone: 0300 200 1122
Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm (Driver CPC part 2 - choose option 01)
Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm (Driver CPC part 4 - choose option 02) Find out about call charges