What is the CPA?

The Certificate of Professional Aptitude (CPA) is valid across the European Union, and it certifies that a driver has passed all courses and tests required to obtain the qualification of professional driver.

Although it doesn’t have an expiration date, it can remain in force as long as the driver continues, as established, the corresponding periodic training courses.


Who can apply for this certificate?

Everyone who is in possession of the following licenses: C1, C1+E, C, C+E, D1, D1+E, E or D+E, and must drive a vehicle that requires the CPA for driving legally in any member state of the European Union.

When does it become a requirement?

One should distinguish between the initial qualification, and the periodic training courses. Initial qualification is required in the following cases:

  • Drivers who have the following licenses: D1, D1+E, D, D+E granted from September 11, 2008 onwards.
  • Drivers who have the following licenses: C1, C1+E, C, C+E granted from September 11, 2009 onwards.

Where can I complete the CPA course?

CPA courses can be done at the different training centres of Grup Bahía, which are authorized by the Consellería de Transportes of Ondara and Xàbia.

Are any of these courses subsidised?

Grup Bahía is committed to, without additional charges for companies, carrying out any necessary processes so that you can get any subsidy of the Social Security that is applicable for these courses.