Temporary changes in professional driver qualification requirements

The DfT has in place temporary changes in professional driver qualification requirements.  A summary of those changes are set out below.

Drivers whose Driver CPC card expires in the period from 1 March 2020 to 30 September 2020 can continue driving.  In addition, military drivers (who have different training) will be allowed to drive in civilian situations during that period.

Enforcement arrangements

Drivers will not be subject to enforcement action by the DVSA in respect of the Driver CPC regulations. Police forces have been informed of this position.

Drivers should carry their expired Driver CPC card if they have it.

This will apply until 1 October 2020.

Where this applies

The changes only apply to Great Britain, as arrangements in Northern Ireland are devolved.


Operators will need to check their insurance validity, but the DfT does not expect any significant change in premiums.

Remote training

Some training will be delivered remotely by commercial providers, via online video platforms.  Contact Dyne Solicitors for further information of providers.

Never held a Driver CPC or Driver CPC expired before 1 March 2020

The DfT is currently considering options for drivers with the HGV or PCV entitlements who have never held a Driver CPC and who want to start driving professionally.

For further advice, contact Dyne Solicitors on 01829 773 100 or jid@dynesolicitors.co.uk

Information is correct at time of writing but is subject to change.