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Our organization has been approved by Transport Malta as a Training Provider for Driver CPC Initial and Periodic Training.

The Certificate of Competence (CPC) programme is primarily aimed at improving road safety and driver skills to an improvement in the professional image of industry, whilst at the same time improving environmental performance of the industry. The programme covers the following subjects:
  • Transport and Logistics
  • Safe and fuel efficiency driving
  • Security & Regulations
  • Health, Safety & Environment
  • Excellent Customer Service
All Road Haulage Operators (truck drivers and freight forwarders) and National Passenger Transport (minibus and coaches drivers) have to attend the CPC periodic training to maintain their license.


The regulations state that with effect 10th September 2008, drivers who are in possession of a driving license (Categories D, D+E, D1, D1+E) and are engaged in the carriage of passengers by road for hire or reward, must be in possession of a Certificate of Competence (CPC).

For lorry and Van drivers (over 3.5 tons): 10 September 2009. Similarly, with effect of 10th September 2009, drivers who are in possession of a driving license (Categories C, C+E, C1, C1+E) and are engaged in the carriage of goods by road for hire or reward, must be in possession of a Certificate of Competence (CPC).


Driver CPC is short for “Driver Certificate of Professional Competence”. The EU passed the Driver CPC EU Directive in 2003. This affects all professional LGV and PCV drivers. For new drivers it introduces a new initial qualification, the Initial Driver CPC Training (63 hrs), which increases the level of knowledge that drivers need before they can drive.

All drivers, new and existing, now have to undertake 35 hours of training every five years to ensure that their Driver CPC remains valid. This is known as Periodic Training.Periodic Training is designed to confirm, and expand on, the existing knowledge and skills of each driver to ensure that they continue to be safe, courteous and fuel-efficient drivers. This will also enable drivers to keep up-to-date with ever changing regulations and to benefit from training throughout their whole career.


The simple answer is “No”, unless drivers are covered by one of the exemptions, see “Are my Drivers Affected”.


Our courses are competively priced with significant savings for those booking the whole course to complete their renewal requirements. There are also further discounts for Group Bookings and for organisations booking more than 5 drivers at one time. Costs include the fee for registering all training provided on the national Driver CPC Recording and Evidencing Database. Please call or email us for details of discounts available.

Why you should choose SSM Group as your training partner for your CPC Driver training?

  • The first private training institution to offer the CPC Periodic training course in Malta.
  • The Training is designed on other CPC courses delivered in UK and UAE.
  • Training will be delivered in Maltese and in English Language if required.
  • Training will be delivered in a centrally located training centre in HAMRUN during the day, evening and on Saturdays.
  • All training rooms are fully equipped and air-conditioned.
  • Training can also be delivered in House at the employers’ premises and at times agreed with employers.
  • Training will be delivered by qualified and experiences trainers specialized in various sectors.
  • Training notes and Drivers handbook will be provided to each course delegate as part of the training programme
  • Certification of completion is endorsed by local authorities and by CILT-UK (

SSM provides its course delegates the opportunity to:

  • Progress further in transport management studies in various disciplines.
  • Attend foreign training and conferences in transport and logistics management as discounts will be given.
  • Use the largest online library in UK to research information on the transport and logistics management and industry.
  • Benefit from Group discounts.