The process of getting a PCV license has changed to include the Initial CPC tests since September 2008
This test versus the Periodic Training is still causing a lot of confusion among existing drivers. Many still think that they will be required to take the test in order to keep their driver's license as a professional coach or bus driver.
Let me reassure you that this test is ONLY meant for NEW drivers who have started the process of obtaining their license AFTER 10 September 2008. Anyone already in possession of a D or D1 license before that date will not have to take it.
If you have started your licensing proces after 10 September 2008, the test will be part of the procedure.
Two modules have been added to the test that used to consist of a theory part and a practical driving part. Module 1 now refers to the multiple choice theory test, module 2 is the CPC Case Study test, module 3 is the practical driving test and module 4 is the practical CPC test.
Any driver who successfully passes all 4 modules will not only receive his driver’s license but also his Driver’s Qualification Card (DQC) as proof that he passed the Initial CPC test and is now legally qualified to drive a passenger vehicle for hire and reward.
From the date that the DQC was issued, the new driver now has 5 years to complete the 35 hours of Periodic Training in order to keep his DQC.
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The Driver Qualification Card is proof that you have passed modules 2 and 4 of your driving test.