Any drivers of lorries over 3.5 tonnes and minibuses with nine seats or more must obtain the Driver CPC qualification. There are a few exempt groups, however:
- Drivers under the control of the armed forces, civil defence, the fire service and forces responsible for maintaining public order
- Drivers of vehicles used for non-commercial carriage of passengers or goods for personal use
- Incidental drivers – those whose who carrying material or equipment to be used in the course of his/her work, provided that driving the vehicle is not the main activity, e.g. a bricklayer carrying bricks to a site
You can contact us for some free advice if you feel an exemption may apply to you.