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Do I Need To Complete CPC Driver Training?

If you’re an HGV driver then you’ll already have heard about CPC driver training but it’s understandable if you’re unsure about exactly whether you need to complete this training and if so, when?

Here at The LGV Training Company, we are the experts when it comes to HGV and LGV training and that covers CPC driver training courses as well. So how do you know if you’re legally obliged to complete this training in order to drive for financial gain?


It’s much easier to split this into two categories: who needs to complete the initial qualification and then who must complete the periodic training following this.

You do not need to complete the initial qualification if:

–    you passed your test before January 1997
–    you had passed your Category C, C1 or C+E tests before September 2009

Every other driver is required to complete the initial qualification.



–    You must complete your periodic training before September 2014 if you had passed your Category C, C1 or C+E tests before September 2009.

–    All other drivers must complete their periodic training every 5 years from the date that module 4 of the initial qualification was passed.

If you’re due to complete your training before September 2014, it’s best to book yourself into a training course long before then as you may struggle nearer the time due to the increased demand.


The training involves 5 modules, with each module taking 7 hours to complete which means that you will be completing a total of 35 hours.

Here at The LGV Training Company, we have put on a special offer to make it easier than ever for you to get onto one of our CPC driver training courses. In a number of locations, we are offering you a chance to have 14 hours of training for only £199. Please click here to find out more or call us on 0800 0744 007 to book your training while there’s still space.

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