Please see below the response that I have received from the Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Shane Ross in relation to Certificate of Professional Competence cards.
Due to the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 crisis, professional bus and truck drivers may encounter some difficulty in undertaking their annual CPC training at the current time. In order to ensure a continuous flow of goods within the EU, drivers with valid Irish Driver CPC cards that are due to expire during the current COVID-19 outbreak will be granted an extension of a maximum of six months up to the 26th September 2020. It is important to note that no new or replacement cards will be issued with the new temporary expiry date. Drivers will then be required to complete any outstanding periodic training in advance of the 26th of September 2020. On completion of the required training, renewal Driver CPC card’s will be issued as normal with an expiry date of 5 years from the date of expiry of their current Driver CPC card.
If a driver has completed all necessary Driver CPC training (5 CPC training modules if they are maintaining bus or truck; or 6 CPC training modules if they are maintaining bus and truck) and the CPC Training Organisation has uploaded all of their training records to the RSA CPC system, their Driver CPC card will be issued as normal to their contact address. Drivers should check their contact details on MYCPC to ensure that the RSA has their most up to date address on file.
Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport"