The Driver CPC part 4 test is a practical demonstration of vehicle safety checks. You must already have passed the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence part 2 test case studies.
VEHICLE & LICENCE: You must take a vehicle for the Driver CPC part 4 test. There are specific rules on vehicles used for the driving test.
The lorry, bus, or coach you drive (and trailer) must meet the regulations.
Your trainer can help you arrange a test or you can book a driving test direct with the DVSA. You will need to take one of these driver licences with you:
Note: You may not have a photocard driving licence. In this case, take your paper driver's licence and a valid passport. Failing to have the right documents means they will cancel your test and you will lose the fee.
During the test you will need to demonstrate that you can:
The content of the Driver CPC periodic training courses consist of 5 individual modules. The topics will match the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence syllabus. Each of the five topics has a maximum score of twenty (20) points.
Note: You must score at least 15 out of 20 in each topic area to pass. Your 'overall' score must be least 80 out of 100 (80%).
The examiner will inform you whether you passed the exam after taking the practical test. They will provide feedback and explain how you performed.
You can go ahead and book another practical driving test straight away. But, you must wait at least three (3) clear working days before you can resit the tests.
It is uncommon but the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency may cancel the test at short notice. In this case, you can apply for a refund to cover your out-of-pocket expenses.
Becoming a Lorry Driver: Bus and Lorry driver qualifications and licence procedures overview section.
Driver CPC Exemptions: Check some situations when the full Driver CPC qualification is not required.
Driver CPC Part 1 Test Theory: The process for booking part 1 test theory and how the exam works.
Driver CPC Part 2 Case Studies: How to book the part 2 test case studies and how the exam works.
Driver CPC Part 3 Driving Ability: The process of booking part 3 test driving abilities and how it works.
Getting the Driver CPC Card: Check the process to get a DQC and how to replace a Driver CPC card.
Driver CPC Part 4 Test Practical Demonstration in the United Kingdom