The Vehicle Drivers (Certificates of Professional Competence) Regulations 2018
Coming into force on 29th March 2019:
Amendment of The Vehicle Drivers (Certificate of Professional Competence) Regulations 2007
These Regulations ensure that following the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union, the domestic system regarding certificates of professional competence continues to operate effectively. The domestic system applies, with some exceptions, to professional drivers of lorries and buses who must pass an initial CPC test, valid for five years and undergo 35 hours of periodic training every five years.
Regulation 2 (interpretation) there are some minor amendments that should be noted to some definitions:
Any reference to member states or member states authorities should be viewed as competent authority and the definition of “third country” now also refers to the United Kingdom.
Regulation 3 (persons to whom these Regulations apply)
Paragraph 1 is amended to make clear that these Regulations apply to nationals of the UK and of third countries who are employed or used by an undertaking established in the UK.
Regulations 4(8)b, 9(4) and 11(2)
These Regulations have been amended to omit the reference to the UK as a member state.
Regulation 5 (initial CPC test)
Paragraph 4 is amended to include a UK National as another person whom these Regulations applies with regards taking the initial CPC test.
Regulation 6 (persons providing periodic training courses)
Paragraph 10 has been amended to include a UK National as another person whom these Regulations apply with regarding taking of a periodic training course.
Regulation 8 (driver qualification card)
Paragraphs 4 and 5 have been omitted, which removed the specification of type of CPC driver qualification card issued.
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