HGV Exam Information


Certificate of Professional Competence in Road Haulage (CPC HGV)

For the Operator's Licence - this is the Managers CPC, not the Drivers CPC.

CPC Examinations Table
Title Module Time Permitted
HGV Exams Multiple Choice Assessment
in Road Haulage
R1 120 minutes
Case Study in Road Haulage
Open Book Assessment
R2 135 minutes

Latest CPC HGV Examination Syllabus

The CPC Course Syllabus is divided into two modules (click button for more information):

National and International Assessment in Road Haulage Operations

(60 multiple choice questions to be answered in 120 minutes. Pass mark is 70%)

Structure of Law - Business and Company Law - Social Legislation - Financial Management Techniques - Commercial Conduct of Business - General Insurance - Vehicle Maintenance - General Traffic Regulations - Vehicle Taxation - Marketing - Methods of Operating - Operator Licensing - Weights and Dimensions of Vehicles - Vehicle Selection - Safety of Loads - Mechanical Condition - Driver’s Hours and Records - Vocational Driving Licences - Speed Limits -Traffic Accident Procedure - Vehicle and Goods Insurance

Case Study Assessment in Road Haulage Operations

(5 - 8 questions to be answered in 135 minutes. Pass mark is 50%)

Import / Export Procedures - Community Transit System - Customs Documentation - Road Permits & Tariffs - Driver’s Hours of Work & The Tachograph - Vehicle and Goods Insurance - Vehicle Costing - Route Planning - Technical Standards of Operating - Road Traffic Regulations - Goods Insurance

Note on updating from National to International Certificates:

Candidates who have achieved some OCR CPC units prior to 4th December 2011 will need to take the full new examinations.

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The OCR Examination - Dates and Fees

To gain your National & International CPC you must pass the relevant CPC examinations.

Next exam:

Will be on 11th June 2021


Scheduled Friday 10th September 2021

The exams are conducted at approved Oxford, Cambridge and RSA (OCR) examination centres, and are held four times a year in:

March, June, September, and December.

Candidates will receive a full certificate automatically once the required results are achieved. Certificates are normally issued with results 8 weeks after the examination date.

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OCR Exam Fees

Effective from 1st August 2020 fees are based on current OCR administrative procedures.

The following fees will be payable to your chosen exam centre:

OCR Exam Fees
Exam Module Cost
CPC – Multiple Choice Assessment in Road Haulage Unit R1 £51.00
CPC – Case Study Assessment in Road Haulage Unit R2 £72.75
Additional local administrative fees will be charged by the examination centres.

The OCR examinations are held at various locations throughout the UK. To find your nearest examination centre, you can telephone OCR Customer Service on 02476 851509 or 02476 496398.

When you are ready to take the exam, you can contact OCR Customer Service to book a place at the centre of your choice. They normally require about 6-8 weeks’ notice for exam bookings.

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Bonus CD 1

Includes Sample Exam Papers for the Current Syllabus - R1 & R2 - and more...

  • Student guide to CPC (18 pages)
  • Latest Examiners Report
  • Sample exam papers, Question and Answers from Previous Modules
  • Latest exam papers, covering the Case Study R2 Exams
  • Sample exam papers for the R1 & R2 EXAMS with Questions and Answers
  • Syllabus for the Current Exams
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Bonus CD 2

Case Study Bonus CD

  • Covering Previous Case Studies Scenarios
  • CPC Syllabus Information
  • Previous Examiners' Reports
  • Understanding National Road Haulage Operation
  • Transport Information
  • Sample CPC HGV Questions and Answers from previous modules
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