Renewing your Driver CPC card
How and where to renew your Driver CPC card.
All professional drivers are required by law to hold a valid Driver CPC card. Driver CPC stands for Driver Certificate of Professional Competence.
Driver CPC card renewals
To renew your Driver CPC card you must:
- complete at least 35 hours of periodic training or 42 hours if you hold both bus and truck categories
- submit your CPC Driver Self Declaration Leaflet
You must carry your Driver CPC card with you at all times while driving a bus or truck professionally, otherwise you may be fined if you are stopped by an RSA Transport Officer or An Garda Síochána.
Return to professional driving
If you plan to return to professional driving, you can apply for your driver CPC card by:
- Completing the periodic training
- Submitting your Return to Professional Driving Declaration form and the Driver Qualification Card Application form:
Frequently asked questions
Once you’ve completed your periodic training in the previous 12 months, you will be issued with your new Driver CPC card about three weeks before your current card expires . You can find the expiry date on the front of your current Driver CPC card.