Operator CPC Overview

Anyone wishing to operate goods vehicles for hire and reward both in the UK and abroad must obtain a standard international operator’s licence. To meet the professional competence requirements contained in the legislation a new entrant must gain the Operators’ Certificate of Professional Competence. You can gain your Operator CPC by passing the following exams.

1) Road haulage multiple choice

2) Road haulage case study

Multiple Choice Exam

The multiple choice exam consists of 60 questions. Students have up to 2 hours to complete the exam. The exam is designed to test an individual’s knowledge of basic facts covered across the course subject. The pass mark is normally 42.

Case Study Exam

This exam lasts for two and a quarter hours and candidates are permitted to take paper-based reference material into the exam (also known as ‘open book’). Candidates are given information about a transport company; they must read and analyse the information. They are then asked to answer between 6 and 8 questions relating to the company. 50% of the paper is spent on three major areas Operator Licensing, Drivers’ Hours and Vehicle Costing (approximately 5 sections of the course manual); the other 50% of the exam concentrates on the other areas of the manual.