You can find more information about acceptable proof below.
Certificate of Professional Competence: Other acceptable qualifications or diplomas
Certificate of Professional Competence, or CPC & the process by which an individual has obtains a certificate to demonstrate Professional Competence, in road transport operations. Has been by examination. There are though certain other qualifications that under certain conditions, are acceptable as proof of professional competence.
The organisations as shown below, have made available to their members, certificates that could provide proof of professional competence, & without the need of undergoing a Certificate of Professional Competence, CPC examination.
If such documents are present to demonstrate an individual is professional competence, in relation to road transport operations, then the document is only acceptable, if is supported with a valid Transport Manager CPC exemption certificate, issued by the awarding organisation. It is recommended that if this method of demonstrating professional competence in the manner as described. Further information should be obtained from the organisation concerned.
- Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) in the UK.
- The Institute of Road Transport Engineers (a constituent body in the Society of Operations Engineers).
- The Movers’ Institute (formerly the Institute of the Furniture Warehousing and Removing Industry and now part of the British Association of Removers).
- The Institute of Transport Administration.
Certificate of Professional Competence: Acquired rights certificates
Acquired Rights, or Grandfather Rights (GFR) certificates were for those individuals who were recognised as transport managers, before the introduction of the requirement to show professional competence, via the use of a Certificate of Professional Competence, or CPC. Were issued to those individuals who were transport managers, & responsible road transport operations under an operator’s licence between the following dates 01/01/1975 to 30/11/1979.
Holder of Grandfather Rights GFR certificate, & were named on an Operator’s Licence on 4 December 2011 as a Transport Manager, automatically issue a new type of acquired rights (AR) certificate. For those holders of Grandfather Rights GFR certificate, but not named on Operator’s Licence as per the date shown above, were required to demonstrate that they had continuously managed a road transport operation(s) for a period of 10 years up to 04/12/2009. If this was the case they needed before the 04/12/2013, to obtain a new Acquired Rights Certificate, from the Office of the Traffic Commissioner, & thereby keeping their professional competence.
The Transport Manager Acquired Rights (AR) certificate remains valid as proof of professional competence for those who have been issue with one. But a Grandfather Rights (GFR) certificate is no longer valid proof of professional competence
This Basic Guide Has Been Produced, to Give Basic Guidance in relation to a Certificate of Professional Competence Regulations, in relation to the Operator Licensing Regime, & Therefore Cannot Be Considered as Formal Legal Advice