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Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC)
A CPC in Road Transport Operations Management is required by all those nominated as a Transport Manager in an application for a Road Transport Operator’s Licence.
CILT acts as the examining body for the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport for CPC. The course combines national and international requirements for professional competence. Candidates are required to attend a registered CPC course with a minimum of 100 hours of tuition. Fees for courses are determined by individual centres and the examination fee is payable to CILT. Once qualified the candidate can act as a Transport Manager for up to four companies (once their fleets do not exceed 50 vehicles).
Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA)
 CPC 2018 Exam Date:
Friday, 22 June Friday, 7 December
Application Closing Date:
Friday, 25 May Friday, 9 November
 A list of Course Providers can be found on our website under the CPC / DGSA sections
 CILT act as the examining body on behalf the Health and Safety Authority and the Railway Safety Commission for both road and rail.
The Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road Regulations prohibit the transport of dangerous goods by road or rail by an undertaking unless it has appointed a safety advisor. Transport of dangerous goods includes those who load, transport or unload dangerous goods with some exceptions. The safety Advisor is required to fulfil specified functions including advising the undertaking who appointed them in health, safety and environmental matters.
The DGSA vocational training certificates from other European Union countries and Northern Ireland are
recognised. A Safety Advisor cannot hold a vocational training certificate unless they pass a Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor examination.
  DGSA 2018 Exam Date:
Friday, 9 March Friday, 13 July Friday, 9 November
Application Closing Date:
Friday, 9 February Friday, 15 June Friday, 5 October
 A list of Course Providers can be found on our website under the CPC / DGSA sections
 CPC/ DGSA Tips for a Better Exam Experience - Pauline Lacey CPC / DGSA Administrator
1. It is your responsibility to get your completed application form supplied by the Course Provider into CILT before the closing date per exam. If not, both exams have a €60 late administration fee.
2. Candidates are noti ed One Week Only prior to their exam date with venue and time of exam.
3. DO NOT send original documents such as passports or birth certi cates with your application, we cannot guarantee the safe return of these.
4. Results are POSTED 40 WORKING OFFICE DAYS after the exam date, please do not call the o ce looking for results before this as they are not available. No results are given over the phone.
5. If you have lost your CPC / DGSA certi cate, you may download a replacement application form by logging onto our website, click into CPC / DGSA sections and scroll down to FAQs.
6. Study, study, study! Some candidates underestimate the level of study required for the CPC exam. It is recommended you do extra learning and reading on your own time in preparation for the exam.
      Pauline Lacey - Education & Training Administrator
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