the periodic training
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The Driver CPC Periodic Training refers to the 35 hours of training that professional bus/coach and truck drivers must complete every five years (seven hours / one day per year) to keep their Driver CPC valid.
Only Training Centres that have been approved by the RSA will be able to provide the Driver CPC Periodic Training.
In addition, only training materials that have been approved by the RSA are to be used by Training Centres, in the delivery of training to individuals interested in attaining or maintaining a Driver CPC.
Driver CPC Periodic Training is designed to maintain and enhance the professionalism of truck and bus drivers throughout the EU through a universally high standard of training and instruction.
In addition, the training has been organised to provide drivers with a mechanism for keeping up to date with ever changing regulations throughout their career. Please see the syllabus for the module titles.
There is no ‘pass or fail’ element (e.g., a test) for the drivers.
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Effect on Existing Bus/Coach Drivers;
All professional bus/coach drivers, who hold a valid category D, D1, D+E, or D1+E licence by 10 September 2008, must complete one day of periodic training every year for five years until 10 September 2013, when they will be issued a Driver CPC Card by the RSA.
In order to retain the Driver CPC qualification after 10 September 2013, the drivers will be required to undertake a further 35 hours of training every five years, with a minimum of seven hours/one day per year.
Effect on Existing Truck Drivers;
All current professional truck drivers, who hold a valid category C, C1, C+E, or C1+E licence by 10 September 2009, must complete seven hours of periodic training every year for five years until 10 September 2014, when they will be issued a Driver CPC Card by the RSA.
In order to retain the Driver CPC qualification after 10 September 2014, the drivers will be required to undertake a further 35 hours of training every five years, with a minimum of seven hours/one day per year.
Effect on Drivers with Bus/Coach and Truck Licences;
There are four core modules that are compulsory for both bus and truck drivers and an additional two modules – one bus specific and one truck specific. Drivers who work professionally with both a bus and truck licence must complete all six modules during the five year period, to provide a total
of 42 hours periodic training.
Effect on Drivers from other EU countries;
Periodic training must be completed in the country of employment or residence. Drivers from other EU countries who are based in the Republic of Ireland can undertake periodic training in Ireland if they are living or working here in the state. Documentary evidence of this must be provided.
Periodic training completed in another EU state will count towards periodic training in Ireland, on production of certified documentary evidence which was issued by the country in which it was completed.
Professional bus/coach and truck drivers are not required to have a Driver CPC, if the vehicle they drive meets any of the following criteria:
- Is not allowed to go more than 45 km per hour;
- Is used by, or is under the control of the Defence Forces, the Civil Defence, the Fire Service and forces responsible for maintaining public order;
- Is undergoing road tests for technical development, repair or maintenance purposes, or has not been put into service;
- Is used in states of emergency or is assigned to rescue missions;
- Is used in the course of driving lessons for any person wishing to obtain a driving licence or a Driver CPC;
- Is used for non-commercial carriage of passengers or goods, or for personal use;
- Is carrying material or equipment to be used by the driver in the course of his or her work, provided that driving the vehicle is not the driver’s principal activity;
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