Government restrictions require all drivers holding a category C or category D licence to have CPC certification in order to drive legally. In addition, all operators of HGV (Heavy Goods Vehicles) and PCV (Passenger Carrying Vehicles) must also be fully certified and keep their licence up to date. This includes haulage, construction, and transport businesses.
If you are unsure whether you or your business are exempt from holding a Driver CPC certification then feel free to call us or you can consult a transport lawyer.
If you’re caught driving without CPC or your CPC certification expired before 1 March 2020 you can be fined up to £1,000. You’ll be expected to finish your driver CPC training before being allowed to drive professionally once more.
If your driver CPC is current but you are caught driving professionally without your CPC card you can receive a £50 fixed penalty fine.