Question: Is HGV And PCV CPC The Same?

Can I drive a lorry without a CPC?

Any drivers of lorries and vans over 3.5 tonnes, and passenger carrying vehicles carrying nine or more people, will need the CPC as well as their vocational licence.

Without it, you can’t legally drive the vehicle..

Can you drive without CPC card?

If the periodic training has been undertaken and the driver is waiting for the Driver CPC card to arrive, the driver can still drive professionally and will not be fined for not having it with them. Driving professionally without Driver CPC is illegal and may incur a fine of up to £1000.

Is bus and lorry CPC the same?

The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) and Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) have merged to form the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). … You’ll have Driver CPC through ‘acquired rights’ if you were already a professional bus or lorry driver before certain dates.

Do I need a CPC to drive HGV?

You do not need the full Driver Certificate of Professional Competence ( CPC ) qualification if you’re using the vehicle for: … driving within 62 miles (100 kilometres) of your base – but the vehicle cannot be carrying passengers or goods, and driving a lorry, bus or coach cannot be your main job.

What is CPC HGV?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC) is a qualification for professional bus, coach and lorry drivers. It has been introduced across Europe with the aim of improving road safety and maintaining high standards of driving.

What is PCV and CPC?

You must have a Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC) before you can drive a passenger-carrying vehicle (PCV) for a living.

Who needs CPC?

Contents. You must have Driver CPC if you drive a lorry, bus or coach as the main part of your job. You must do 35 hours of periodic training every 5 years to keep it. You can be fined up to £1,000 for driving professionally without Driver CPC .

How much is a CPC test?

The CPC exam costs $300 to take, but only $260 if the test-taker is a member of the AAPC (annual dues are $125 for individuals and $70 for students).

What is a PCV driving test?

The practical test makes sure you can drive confidently and safely in different road and traffic conditions, and that you know The Highway Code (and can show this by the way you drive). It lasts about 90 minutes.