Project Description

Local Link Louth Meath & Fingal is an approved and a well-established Road Safety Authority Training Centre for Driver Certificate of Professional Competence.

Local Link Louth Meath and Fingal was awarded “The Driver CPC Organisation for 2016” as part of the “RSA Leading Lights” awards.

Locallink Louth Meath & Fingal – Meath Accessible Transport Project CLG – Driver CPC Training

To Book a course contact us at

Unit 23, Mullaghboy Industrial Estate, Navan, Co. Meath.
Phone: 046-9074830 or 1800 303 707

Confirmation of course will be given depending on numbers attending.

Course costs: €55

Lunch, tea and coffee included.

Free parking available.


What is CPC?

Driver CPC is a Certificate in Professional Competence for professional bus and truck drivers. Its purpose is to set and maintain high standards of safety and driving among drivers of trucks and buses. Driver CPC is being introduced in Ireland because a European Union law, Directive 2003/59/EC, states that professional drivers must receive on-going periodic training.

When was Driver CPC introduced in Ireland?

¬   Bus and Coach: 10th September 2008

¬   Truck Drivers: 10th September 2009 

Who will Driver CPC apply to?

Driver CPC is relevant to both new and existing drivers.

For existing drivers

Drivers, who have a full licence before the 10th of September 2008, (buses) and the 10th of September 2009, (trucks), will automatically be granted a Driver CPC without having to take more tests. In order to keep this Driver CPC, each driver must complete 35 hours of periodic training (seven hours per year) over the subsequent five year period.

For new drivers

Drivers, who have not achieved a full licence before 10th of September 2008 (buses) and 10th of September 2009, (trucks), will have to participate in the Driver CPC examination. The examination includes:

¬   2 hour multiple choice theory test,

¬   2 hour case study theory test,

¬   90 minute driving test,

¬   30 minute practical test

Once this is completed and passed the four parts of the Driver CPC examination, the driver can then apply for a driving license and Driver CPC card in that category. After this, the diver will have to do 35 hours of periodic training (seven hours per year) over the next five years to keep their Driver CPC.

Truck drivers must complete Module 5

Bus drivers must complete Module 6.

If you have both licences, then they should be done in the same year!

Apart from this exception, no two modules can be covered in the same year by a participant.


CPC Driver course Programme

Module 1 – Control of the Vehicle and Eco-Driving Techniques.

¬   Characteristics of the transmission system

¬   Effective use of safety controls in PSV`s and LGV`s

¬   Optimizing fuel consumption

Module 2 – Minimising Risks and Managing Emergencies in the Transport Industry

¬   Risks of the road and accidents at work

¬   Ability to assess emergency situations

Module 3 – Health and Safety of the Professional Driver

¬   The importance of physical and mental ability of professional drivers

¬   Preventing physical risks

Module 4 – Role of the Professional Driver in the Transport Industry

¬   Ability to adopt behaviour to help enhance the image of the profession

¬   Understanding the social environment of road transport and the rules governing it

Module 5 – The Professional Truck Driver

¬   Safely loading vehicles

¬   Preventing criminality and trafficking in illegal immigrants

¬   Carriage of goods. C Licence.

¬   The economic environment of road haulage and the organization of the market.

Module 6 – The Professional Bus Driver

¬   Ensuring passenger comfort and safety

¬   Loading the vehicle

¬   Preventing criminality and trafficking in illegal immigrants

¬   The regulations governing the carriage of passengers

¬   The economic environment of the carriage of passengers by road and the organization of the market

There are no examinations at the end of each module.

Course notes are given out for each module.