After you’ve qualified


After you’ve passed all 4 of the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) tests, and got your full license, you will need to complete and return the Driver CPC Declaration Form.

You must carry your Driver CPC card while driving a truck or bus professionally.

If you are stopped by an RSA Transport Officer or An Garda Síochána and you do not your Driver CPC card penalties will apply.

Getting your Driver CPC card

Once you’ve completed the Driver CPC Declaration Form, your card will be sent to the address you have provided.

Waiting for your card

You cannot drive professionally until you get your Driver CPC card.

If your card doesn’t arrive

You should get your Driver CPC card within 20 working days of application. If you don’t receive it after this time submit a query to the RSA.

Replace your card

You must replace your Driver CPC card if it’s lost or stolen.

The Driver CPC card doesn’t have your address on it, so you don’t have to get a new one if your address changes.

Staying qualified

Every 5 years you must:

  • attend one 7 hour Driver CPC Training module per year with an RSA approved CPC Training organisation (35 hours over 5 years)
  • attend a total of 42 hours of Driver CPC Training modules if you hold bus and truck Driver CPC and wish to maintain both


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