Transport Operator Professional Competence: Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

In principle, the CPC qualification, once awarded, remains valid indefinitely and, unlike the Driver CPC, there is no statutory requirement for any periodic training. However, Traffic Commissioners expect transport managers to keep their professional knowledge up to date by undertaking CPD at least every five years. Lack of recent CPD evidence may well count against a transport manager when the Traffic Commissioner is considering disciplinary action and at a public enquiry in September 2018, the North East Traffic Commissioner disqualified a negligent transport manager who admitted that he had done no further training since qualifying in 1990 until he passed a further CPC examination.

Traffic Commissioners will always require CPD evidence when a transport manager:

• hasn’t acted for an operator in the last five years

• holds a qualification that is more than 10 years old

• has been called to a public enquiry where their ability to exercise continuous and effective management is under consideration.

Further Reading:

This article makes up part of our Transport Operators Professional Competence series. We recommend you read the following articles to help give you a good understanding of the requirements for transport operators.


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