Can you be a transport manager without a CPC qualification?

It depends on the definition, description and industry sector of the Transport Manager. To be a Transport Manager of a company operating in Road Haulage (HGV) or Passenger Transport (PSV) that falls under the licensing requirements of the Traffic Commissioner, you cannot be named on a business’ Operator Licence (issued by the Traffic Commissioner) unless you have a Level 3 Certificate of Professional Competence for Transport Managers qualification issued by a recognised examination board, having passed an examination.

For companies that are not legally required to be licensed by the Traffic Commissioner, then a Transport Manager may not need to be qualified and may also be referred to, for example, as a Fleet Manager.

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Can anyone be a transport manager?

To be nominated as a Transport Manager on an Operator Licence issued by the Traffic Commissioner, you must hold a Level 3 Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) for Transport Managers qualification in either Road Haulage (for an HGV business) or Road Passenger Transport (for a PSV business). You would need to sit and pass the relevant exams to be awarded the CPC.

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