You can book the part 2 case studies test of the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) as soon as you’ve got your provisional licence. You don’t need to have passed the Driver CPC part 1 theory test.
What to take to your test
You must bring one of the following:
- a Great Britain photocard driving licence
- a Northern Ireland photocard driving licence and paper counterpart
- an EU photocard driving licence (and paper counterpart, if you have one)
If you don’t have a photocard driving licence, bring your paper licence and a valid passport.
Your test will be cancelled and you’ll lose your fee if you don’t bring the right documents.
How the test works
The test is made up of 7 case studies you work through on a computer. The case studies are short stories based on situations that you’re likely to come across in your working life.
You’ll be asked between 6 and 8 multiple-choice questions on each case study.
The test lasts for 1 hour and 15 minutes, and the pass mark is 40 out of 50.
Your test result
You’ll get a letter with the results at the test centre.
You need the test pass reference number when you book your Driver CPC part 4 practical demonstration test.
The pass letter is valid for 2 years.
You need to pass the Driver CPC part 4 practical demonstration test within 2 years, otherwise you’ll have to pass the part 2 case studies test again.
If you fail the test
You’ll get a result letter with feedback telling you why you’ve failed.
You can book another case studies test straight away, but you can’t take it for another 3 clear working days.
You can apply for a refund of out-of-pocket expenses if the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) cancels your test at short notice.
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About the Driver CPC Case Studies
If you don’t want to drive for a living the case studies test is not compulsory. However, you must take it if you want to drive professionally and qualify for a full Driver CPC.
Driver CPC initial qualification part two – Case Studies
Similar to your Theory Test, the case studies test is carried out on a computer and will take about one and a half hours to complete. The test will be made up of seven case studies, each one with six to eight questions. Each of the case studies will be based on real life scenarios that you are likely to come across in your everyday working life.
What is the pass mark for the Driver CPC Case Studies?
The maximum score you can achieve is 50 and the pass mark is 40.
Do I need to sit the Driver CPC Case Studies Exam?
If you already hold a Driver CPC for one vehicle category (for example PCV) and you wish to gain the Driver CPC in another category, you will need to take a part two case study conversion test. This will consist of 10 case studies with a total of 50 questions.
To book the part two case study conversion test you will need to contact the DVSA on 0300 200 1166 and select the theory test option. Once you are through to an operator and have explained you would like to book a conversion test they will check on their bookings database if the information required is already held for your licence. If it is not they will put you through to the DVLA where you will need to request an Entitlement Check.
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