Driver CPC Online driver enquiry service
A new online service to help professional lorry, bus and coach drivers keep track of their periodic training was launched 14 May 2012 by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA).
The online driver enquiry service allows drivers to view how many hours of periodic training they have completed towards their Driver CPC (Driver Certificate of Professional Competence).
Drivers can also give temporary passwords to prospective or current employers, allowing them to confirm how much training drivers have completed.
DSA’s chief executive, Rosemary Thew, said:
“Driver CPC has been developed to raise and maintain the knowledge and skills of lorry, bus and coach drivers.
“The new online driver enquiry service will allow professional drivers to check that their training has been uploaded and allow employers to see that this crucial training is taking place - helping the passenger transport and road haulage industries to maintain high professional standards.”
The service provides a ‘one stop shop’ to access clear, simple and up to date information. The enquiry screen shows:
• Driver CPC qualification expiry date (bus and coach and/or lorry)
• Details of each training course completed
The online driver enquiry service can be accessed 24 hours-a-day via www.direct.gov.uk/checkdrivercpc
The link takes you to a page on Direct Gov website, click on REGISTER TO CHECK TRAINING
This takes you to this page -Online Driver CPC enquiry registration
Register for access to your Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC) training record.
Your login details will be posted to the address on your driving licence.
Provide your Driver Licence Number and your Postcode.
Fill in the two security words then click register.
You will then see the following -
Thank you for registering to use this service. Your registration details have been posted to the address on your driving licence. You should receive them within the next 10 days
That’s all there is to it! Once you have received your password instructions (mine took just four days), you should then be able to check/print your record of attendance and be able to provide future employers with prove of the course you have already attended.