RSA Update for Driver CPC Training 31 Dec 2020

RSA Update for Driver CPC Training 31 Dec 2020

As you are all aware the Government has announced Level 5 restrictions across the State from midnight 30th December until 31 st January 2021 in a bid to curtail the spread of Covid-19.

Although the country is moving to Level 5 the RSA’s position has not changed in relation to the delivery of Driver CPC Training. The Government guidelines outline that the service provided by CPC Training Organisations can be identified in the following section –

14. Public Administration, Emergency Services and Defence – ’regulatory processes and certification required to ensure supply chains’ – although Training Organisations are not public bodies, they do provide a service approved by the RSA through the provision of training and ensuring drivers are qualified to drive and be part of the supply chain. In addition, in section

16. Education – CPC training comes under ‘higher and further education’ – ‘insofar as onsite presence is required, and such education activities cannot be held remotely’. For the reasons stipulated above, CPC training is deemed to be an essential service therefore those drivers wishing to attend for their training are permitted to do so, even if travelling outside their own jurisdiction.

As previously stated, some Training Organisations who deliver training from hotels may not be able to book training rooms as many hotels will not be operating under the proposed level 5 restrictions. Training Organisations in this situation who wish to consider an alternative training venue should contact the Driver Education Section in this regard.

Please note that CPC training should only take place in an RSA approved training centre.