Ukrainian drivers who are residing in Ireland on a temporary basis and hold a category C or D Ukrainian licence and a Ukrainian CPC card will be able to apply for an Irish Driver CPC card by completing ‘CPC additional compulsory training. Part of this training will require supervised driving with an ADI.
Who can avail of the additional compulsory training?
The Temporary Protection Directive (2001/55 EC) has been activated by EU Council decision EU 2022/382 of 4th March 2022, to provide immediate protection in EU countries for people displaced by the Russian invasion
of Ukraine. This compulsory training is only available to Ukrainian drivers who are resident in Ireland on a temporary basis under this directive.
What does Additional Compulsory Training consist of?
Additional Compulsory Training consists of:
(a) Driver CPC classroom-based training course of a duration of:
- 35 hours for vehicles of categories C, C1, CE, C1E, or
- 35 hours for vehicles of categories D, D1, DE, D1E, or
- 42 hours for a combination of vehicles of categories C, C1, CE, C1E and D, D1, DE, D1E(b) 8 hours of supervised driving for vehicles of categories C, C1, CE and C1E
8 hours of supervised driving for vehicles of categories D, D1, DE, and D1E
This training must be completed with an RSA Approved Driving Instructor who is qualified to instruct in the relevant licence category.
(c) CPC truck or CPC bus or CPC bus/truck combined theoretical test.
On successful completion of the additional compulsory training (steps
a-c) the driver can apply to the Driver Education Section for their
Driver CPC qualification card. The temporary Driver CPC code 95.01 will
be printed on the card, and it will be valid until the 6th of March