CHECK YOUR CPC HOURS
There is only one way that you can check your Driver CPC status and that is to visit the gov.uk website at https://www.gov.uk/check-your-driver-cpc-periodic-training-hours.
If you are a first-time user you will need to register. You should have at hand your;
- Driving Licence Number
- Home Postcode
Once you have registered you must then wait for a code to be posted out to the address on your driving licence number. This should be received within 3 days of the request.
Once you receive your code you can go on to the site again.
First of all, you will need to click on the “Start now” button
You will then be required to enter your driving licence number and password in the boxes supplied.
Once you access the site this will be your view.
Under the heading ‘Provider’ it will tell you which training provider you have sat a Driver CPC course with and it will have their ‘Provider Code’ next to each one.
You will then see which particular Driver CPC course you have attended under the heading ‘Course Name’ with the ‘Course Code’ that is attributed to that course next to it.
You will then be able to view the date on which you completed any particular course.
Over on the right-hand side you will see the heading ‘Credit Hours’ and this relates to how many hours you were able to gain from that particular course. This is because courses can be either 7 hours or 3.5 hours in length.
Then you have the heading ‘Status’ and there are three terms that you may see here, they are;
- Used – This means that the hours that you accrued by attending this particular course have been used towards generating a previous Driver CPC card.
- Valid – This means that you have attended a course that is valid towards your next set of 35 hours of Driver CPC training.
- Invalid – This means that the course you have attended has not been accredited to your record. This may happen if you attend more than 35 hours’ worth of training in a 5-year period.
Ultimately you are aiming to achieve 5 ‘Valid’ courses of 7 hours length in any 5 year period.
Remember that when you are looking at your record you must make sure that you are not attending the same module more than once in any 5 year period also.
It is the drivers responsibility to check their own Driver CPC record as this is deemed to be a personal qualification.
We offer 5 separate Driver CPC course modules. We aim to cater for every area of Road Haulage and Passenger Transport in order to give a wide and varied scope of training. Whether a novice driver or an experienced industry professional we believe there is something for everyone! See our course module’s here to find what’s best for you – Course Modules.