Exemptions and Driver CPC fees
There are exemptions for the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) to drive a lorry, bus or coach. Fees are listed below. You can book your lorry or bus driving theory test online.
There are exceptions from the Driver CPC qualification for drivers of vehicles:
- used for non-commercial carriage of passengers or goods
- undergoing road tests for technical development, repair or maintenance purposes, or of new or rebuilt vehicles which have not yet been put into service
- used during driving lessons for enabling that person to get a driving licence or a Driver CPC
- carrying material or equipment to be used by that person during his or her work, if driving that vehicle does not make up the driver's principal activity*
- with a maximum authorised speed not exceeding 45 km/ h
- used by, or under the control of, the armed forces, civil defence, the fire service and forces responsible for maintaining public order
- used in states of emergency or assigned to rescue missions
*An example of a driver (also known as incidental driver) would be a brick layer who drives a load of bricks from the builder's yard to the building site and then spends their working day laying bricks. In this case, driving a lorry is incidental to their main occupation.
Drivers can move in and out of an exemption, depending on the circumstances in which they are driving. For example, a bus mechanic would be excused while driving a bus to check that it had been repaired, but would need to hold a Driver CPC if they also drove a bus on a passenger carrying service.
Driver CPC fees
When you book your theory or practical driving test direct with the Driver & Vehicle Agency, you only pay the cost of the test.
There is no extra administration or booking fee.
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