Transport Manager CPC

After the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020, Transport Management CPCs issued by an authority of the United Kingdom or a body authorised by the United Kingdom will no longer be valid in the EU. This will affect Transport Managers with UK-issued transport manager CPCs residing in Ireland and working for Irish operators (haulage and passenger operators).

Ireland may issue corresponding Irish Transport Management CPC to those UK-qualified individuals working for Irish operators and resident in Ireland, before the end of the Brexit transition period.

The Department has written to these designated Transport Managers on RTOL licences with details of how to apply for and obtain the Irish Transport Management CPC however if you or your employees are affected by this and have not received a letter, please contact the CILT as a matter of urgency.

In accordance with Article 4 of Regulation (EC) 1071/2009, the Transport Manager for a road transport operator based in the EU must themselves be resident in the EU.

EU Regulation 1071/2009 also requires that the Transport Manager of an EU operator is resident in the EU. Any Transport Manager designated for an Irish licenced operator who is resident in the UK will no longer meet this requirement after 31 December 2020. The Department is aware of a small number of Transport Managers that may fall into this category. This situation can be rectified either by the Transport Manager becoming resident in the EU or by the operator designating a new Transport Manager who meets the requirements.

Under Article 13(1)(a) of 1071/2009 the Department of Transport can give up to 6 months ‘for the recruitment of a replacement transport manager where the transport manager no longer satisfies the requirement as to good repute or professional competence’.

Irish road transport operators whose Transport Managers hold a UK-issued CPC will be allowed a period of up to a maximum of six months in which to ensure that the professional competence required for their operator licence is once again satisfied, in accordance with Article 13 of Regulation (EC) 1071/2009, that is, to ensure that their nominated Transport Manager is the holder of a CPC issued by an EU Member State.

In the case of both the above requirements (an EU issued TM CPC and EU residency), the Department is proposing that Irish licenced operators that fail to meet one or other of these requirements due to Brexit, will be given up to 6 months to rectify the situation.

Licensees are reminded that if they fall into the above category that they should begin the process of rectifying the situation as soon as possible, in order to ensure that their licence remains valid in 2021.