RSA issues Driver CPC update

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The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has confirmed that professional truck and bus drivers, whose Driver CPC is due to expire during the current COVID-19 crisis will be granted an extension of a maximum of six months.Due to the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 crisis, some professional truck and bus drivers are encountering difficulties in undertaking their annual CPC training.In order to ensure a continuous flow of goods within the EU, drivers with valid Irish Driver CPC cards that are due to expire during the current Covid 19 outbreak will be granted an extension of a maximum of six months up to the 26th September 2020.

The RSA says it is important to note that no new or replacement cards will be issued with the new temporary expiry date.

Drivers will then be required to complete any outstanding periodic training in advance of the 26th of September 2020.

On completion of the required training, renewal Driver CPC cards will be issued as normal with an expiry date of 5 years from the date of expiry of their current Driver CPC card.

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