You must do Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) periodic training if you’re a lorry driver.
Driver CPC was introduced in 2009 for lorry drivers
New drivers who drive for a living had to start taking the Driver CPC initial qualification from then.
Existing drivers were given ‘acquired rights’ which took their previous experience into account.
To stay within the rules, all drivers must do 35 hours of periodic training every 5 years.
The deadline for lorry drivers with acquired rights is 10 September 2014.
You face being fined up to £1,000 and even losing your livelihood if you don’t finish your training in time, the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) has warned.