The Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) in Road Passenger Transport Operations Management is designed to meet the requirements of Regulation (EC) No. 1071/2009.
CILT is the examining body for the CPC in Road Passenger Transport Operations Management on behalf of the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport.
Achievement of the CPC demonstrates that the holder of the qualification is qualified to perform effective and continuous management of undertakings engaged in road transport operations within any EU member state.
This CPC is for managers who wish to become transport managers or who want to set up their own transport business.
Businesses transporting 8+ people per vehicle require a transport manager with a CPC in Road Passenger Transport Operations Management.
This CPC is designed for managers transporting passengers and those wanting to set up their own transport business.
Introduction to passenger transport operations
Setting up a road passenger transport business
Access to the road transport market
Transport operations management - Passenger
Technical standards - Passenger
Civil, commercial and social legislation
Conventions and documentation
Route planning and road safety
Candidates must sit two exams to achieve a CPC in Road Transport Operations Management.
Once you have chosen an approved CPC provider to study with, they will then register you as an exam candiate. Registration must be done before course begins and involves the processing of an application form and other relevant documents.
Following receipt of an application, CILT will send a letter of confirmation to the candidate.This will provide them with their:
Note: Places are allotted on a first come first served basis to a nominated examination centre, your course provider will advise about this when processing your application.
Once registered the candidate is in a position to commence their course.A minimum of 100 hours of tuition must be provided by the course provider.
One month prior to the exam date, the course provider will confirm to the Institute that the candidate has achieved the requisite amount of class attendance. This also ensures students have sufficient time for revision purposes.
Cost to sit CPC exams - €285
CPC exams are held three times a year.
Candidates must sit two papers. Each is 2.5 hours in duration.
Each exam consists of 23 questions
Candidates will sit both exam papers on the same day
Morning: Paper One
This paper is based on the following subjects:
Afternoon: Paper Two
The candidate must receive an overall pass mark of 60%.
They also must achieve a minimum of 50% in each paper.
Morning Paper One - pass mark is 60% (240 marks)
Afternoon Paper Two - pass mark is 60% (240 marks)
Note: All students achieving 55%-59% will be automatically rechecked.
Note: A special provision exists for candidates who fail to achieve the overall 60% requirement, but who achieves 60% or over in either Paper One or Paper Two and who also achieve a minimum 50% in the other paper. Such candidates will be required to resit the failed paper only (at the next examination date), provided the failed paper exceeds the 50% minimum requirement.
Where a candidate fails to avail of this option or fails to achieve a 60% minimum in the resit paper he/she will be required to resit the full examination (both morning and afternoon papers) at their next attempt.
Candidates will be notified by post within 40 working days from the day of exam.
No results will be given out over the phone.
Yes you can. To apply for a duplicate or replacement certificate of professional competence it costs €25. Please fill out this Form and return it to us.
Yes, there is an appeal system in place. To appeal an exam result you must pay €45. The paper will then be rechecked by an external examiner
A Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) in Road Passenger Transport Operations Management is a qualification that allows the holder to act as transport manager in a road transport undertaking. It is not a licence to operate in the road transport sector. Every road transport undertaking must hold an Operator Licence in order to operate for hire or reward, and one of the conditions of the licence is that the operator must have a qualified transport manager i.e. a person who holds a CPC.
No. Driver CPC was introduced by EU regulation to set and maintain high standards of road safety, health and safety and driving among professional drivers of buses and trucks and is administered by the Road Safety Authority. It is not related to the CPC in Road Passenger Transport Management administered by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).
This qualification covers Irish and EU requirements for professional competence. It is not valid outside of the EU.
To ensure that there are no barriers that would prevent an operator from plying their trade, for example, in Ireland, France or the UK, the EU Commission proposed that all transport operators should operate under a common system of rules and that each operator would do the same course across Europe. This course, therefore, seeks to promote awareness of what is required to effectively and continuously manage a transport business anywhere in the European Union.
Currently, no you don’t.
To be eligible to sit the CPC in Road Passenger Transport Operations Management exams a candidate must first select a course provider approved by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.
Only approved providers are in a position to put forward candidates for examination.
Clybaun HotelKnocknacarra Galway
Contact: Chris BurkeTel: 086 8240361Email: email@example.com
Contact: Philip RyanTel: (061) 293242Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CPC Training Ltd.Kilmurray Lodge Castletroy Limerick
Contact: Tony HynesTel: (066)7186525 / 086 6363003Email: email@example.com
Contact: Yvonne KinnarneyTel: 086 7958001Email: Yvonne@adta.ie
CPC Training Ltd.Prince of Wales Hotel Athlone
Contact: Tony HynesTel: (066) 7186525 / 086 6363003Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Seamus CleereTel: (01) 6291800Email: email@example.com
Contact: Brian SweeneyTel: (074) 9168634Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 1Read the information about becoming a CPC training provider including the criteria for applicants and fees – CPC Provider Information
Step 2Fill out the application form attaching additional documents where required –CILT Replacement CPC Application Form
Step 3Finally send your application form to:
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), 1 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2.