Due to the restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 crisis, professional bus and truck drivers may encounter some difficulty in undertaking their annual CPC training at the current time. 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. 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 card’s will be issued as normal with an expiry date of 5 years from the date of expiry of their current Driver CPC card. The RSA will adopt some discretion for cards that expired from week commencing the 9th of March but not before. This is not an amnesty for drivers who did not take training and allowed their CPC cards to expire.