Transport Manager CPC / Certificate of Professional Competence
Transport Manager CPC, or to give it its correct title the Certificate of Professional Competence or CPC Cert as it is more commonly known. Those holding a Transport Manager CPC / Certificate of Professional Competence, are often referred to as a CPC Holder. The holding of a Transport Manager CPC, is the basic requirement, by which any individual, wishing to carry out formal road transport compliance management work, must obtain.
Transport Manager CPC: Formal Transport Compliance Management Work, what does that mean?
Simple means that those parties who are a nominated/named transport manager on an operator’s licence of a Standard National and International nature. Have legally recognised responsibilities, & duties, which must be carried out at all times. It is these responsibilities & duties that make up what is known as formal road transport compliance management work. Therefore, it is only sensible, that given the legal obligations surrounding such work, that the parties undertaking the work as mentioned are suitable qualified, i.e. A holder of a Transport Manager CPC, Certificate of Professional Competence, also known as a CPC Holder. This is why the Transport Manager CPC, or Certificate of Professional Competence, plays such a critical role in the road transport industry.
To indicate how important the transport manager role, & the holding of a Transport Manager CPC is considered by the regulatory bodies (Office of the Traffic Commissioner). Those parties wishing to be a holder of either a Standard National and International Operator’s Licences. Most have a suitable qualified transport manager named/nominated on the Standard National and International Operator’s Licence they hold. It is in fact a legal requirement of the operator licensing system, or regime. That a holder of a Transport Manager CPC, or Certificate of Professional Competence holder, must be nominated from the point of application. To put it simply NO TRANSPORT MANAGER CPC HOLDER, NO GRANTING OF THE OPERATOR’S LICENCE. If it is considered as being of a Standard National and International nature (Type).
Transport Manager CPC: How Long is it Valid?
The Transport Manager CPC qualification, once obtained, is viewed as being a life time vocational award. There is no statutory requirement for any regular refresher training. However, recently the regulatory, & enforcement bodies, have taken the view. That a holder of a Transport Manager CPC has a responsibility to keep up to date with all changes in regulations effecting transport operations, that he/she may oversee, & to have evidence on what actions they have taken to keep up to date with the operator licensing regulation changes. This is known as Continuous Professional Development or CPD. More can be found out about Continuous Professional Development, & the relationship it has with the Transport Manager CPC. On the Transport Manager CPC Examination & Qualification page of this website.
Transport Manager CPC: What about Restricted Operator Licensing?
Some of you reading this website, will be most likely be asking, about the situation regarding Restricted Operator Licensing. Currently under the operator licencing regulations, Restricted Operator Licence Holders, have no legal obligation to nominate a qualified person who is a Transport Manager CPC / Certificate of Professional Competence holder, on the Restricted Operator Licence applied for or held.
It must be remembered though, that the Restricted Operator Licence Holders on the whole. Are still subject to the same operator licensing regulations, as per any Standard Operator’s Licence holder. In the case of a Restricted Operator’s Licences, it is the wholly the Restricted Operator’s Licence holder(s) responsibility for maintaining compliance. Therefore, in the case of a limited company this would mean the company officers (directors) being held responsible for compliance. This has led to many Restricted Operator’s Licence holders, engaging the skills & services of holders of a Transport Manager CPC, to carry out the required compliance work, normally on the basis of being a consultant, on a self-employed basis.
If you wish to know more about the relationship between the Transport Manager CPC, & Restricted Operator Licensing, along with the restricted operator licensing management services & solutions offered by Oplas Transport Consultancy. Then this Website has a dedicated page(s), & links to other dedicated websites on this subject. Please used the link shown for more information.
Transport Manager CPC: How is Professional Competence Gained?
Any individual wishing to establish that they are professional competence, in managing road transport operations Can only demonstrate professional competence, by obtaining a Transport Manager CPC / Certificate of Professional Competence, or an equivalent qualification recognised by the regulatory body which in the UK is the Office of the Traffic Commissioner. Once gained those individuals are often known as a CPC Holder.
The individual must pass an approved examination, or the gaining another qualification recognised by the Office of the Traffic Commissioner. No experience of managing transport operations is required, or any requirement to demonstrate practical ability, i.e. the holder of a National Vocational Qualification, or NVQ
If you wish to know more about the Transport Manager CPC Examination & Qualification, this can be found on the dedicated Transport Manager CPC Qualification page of this website.
Information on the future examination dates for Certificate of Professional Competence are available from the OCR Examinations Board or CILT (UK), or the Department of Transport websites.
Transport Manager CPC: Other Factors affecting the use of a Transport Manager CPC?
As previously stated, there no real set criteria for those wishing to gain a Transport Manager CPC / Certificate of Professional Competence need to match. However, there is one factor that although does not stop an individual from obtaining a Transport Manager CPC. It can stop them from being able to use it, in relation to being the nominated transport manager on a Standard Operator’s Licence. The factor in question is what is known as “Good Repute”
Transport Manager CPC: Good Repute
Good Repute in relation to operator licensing regulations has no strict definition. I.e. To have “Good Repute” a Transport Manager CPC Holder, to match a number of standards, those standards are often seen as a number of concepts & precedents. The Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) Act 1995, does give detail on the view of the operator licensing regime on the concept of good repute, & what would stop an individual from being considered as being of “Good Repute”. In what are known as relevant convictions, which can affect the “Good Repute” of a holder of a Transport Manager CPC
If you would like to know more information in regards to the relationship between “Good Repute” & the Transport Manager CPC. Then please go the Transport Manager CPC Good Repute page within this website.