Applicants for a Standard “O” Operators Licence must prove that they are ‘professionally competent’, or that they employ a transport manager who meets the requirements. Persons will be considered ‘professionally competent’ by passing the examinations for the Certificates of Professional Competence (CPC) conducted by OCR Examinations. The examination is administered by OCR on behalf of the Department for Transport. The course is 10 days long with OCR exams on the final day.
The examination structure will be:
- One multi-choice examination with 60 questions to be answered in two hours. A pass mark of 70% will be required to pass this unit.
- One case study examination, again of two hours and 15 min duration and with between five and eight questions totaling 60 marks. Candidates will have to gain at least 50% of the available marks to pass this unit.