Frequently asked questions.

Frequently asked questions.

Common question we are asked.

Who is exempt from Driver CPC training?

In the UK, specific individuals and circumstances are exempt from the Driver CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence) training requirements. Exemptions from needing Driver CPC include situations where the vehicle is:

Used for Non-Commercial Purposes: This includes vehicles used for non-commercial carriage of passengers or goods, or for personal use.

Carrying Materials or Equipment for Work: If a driver is carrying material or equipment for their job, and driving constitutes less than 30% of their rolling monthly work time, they are exempt. This applies to cases like a mechanic driving a vehicle containing tools for roadside assistance, provided the driving is not their main activity.

Agricultural, Horticultural, Forestry, Farming, or Fishery Vehicles: Drivers working in these sectors are exempt if driving is less than 30% of their rolling monthly work.

Empty Vehicles within a Specific Radius of Base: If the vehicle is being driven within 62 miles (100 kilometres) of the driver’s base, is empty (except for permanently fixed equipment), and driving is not the main job of the individual, they are exempt.

Driving to or from Pre-Booked Vehicle Tests: This includes vehicles being driven to and from pre-booked appointments at official vehicle testing centres.

Road Testing for Repair, Maintenance, or Technical Development: Vehicles undergoing road tests for these purposes are exempt.

Vehicles Controlled by Emergency Services or the Armed Forces: Vehicles used or controlled by the armed forces, civil defence, fire service, and other similar services are exempt.

Vehicles with a Maximum Authorised Speed Not Exceeding 45 Kilometres (approximately 28 mph per Hour): Such vehicles are also exempt from the Driver CPC requirement.