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Checklist for Obtaining a HGV Driver's License


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Obtaining a Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) driver's license involves several steps and requirements. Here’s a comprehensive checklist to guide you through the process:

1. Meet the Basic Requirements

  • Age: You must be at least 18 years old.

  • Driving License: Hold a full car driving license (Category B).

2. Medical Examination

  • Medical Report (D4): Get a medical examination and obtain a D4 medical report from a GMC-registered doctor. This ensures you are medically fit to drive an HGV. Medicals Northwest will be able to complete this examination for you.

3. Apply for a Provisional HGV License

  • D2 Application Form: Fill out and submit the D2 application form for a provisional HGV license.

  • DVLA Submission: Send the completed D2 and D4 forms to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA).

4. Complete the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC)

  • Theory Test (Module 1): Pass the HGV theory test, which includes multiple-choice questions and hazard perception.

  • Driver CPC Case Study (Module 2): Pass the case study test focusing on real-life scenarios.

  • Practical Driving Test (Module 3): Pass the practical driving test, which includes on-road driving and vehicle safety checks.

  • Practical Demonstration Test (Module 4): Pass the practical demonstration test covering vehicle safety and loading.

5. Training

  • Professional Training: Enrol in a professional HGV training course to prepare for the practical tests and gain necessary driving skills.

6. Pass the Tests

  • Complete Tests: Successfully pass all CPC modules and practical tests to qualify for an HGV license.

7. Obtain Your HGV License

  • Full License: Receive your full HGV license upon passing all required tests and assessments.

How Medicals Northwest Can Help

  • Immediate Appointments: Book medical assessments with our GMC-registered doctors for evenings and weekends to ensure timely completion.

  • Multiple Locations: Convenient clinic locations available across the UK for easy access.

  • Professional Service: High-quality, reliable medical assessments to support your HGV license application.

Contact Us For more information or to book your medical assessment, visit our website or contact us directly:

By following this checklist, you can ensure a smooth and successful application process for obtaining your HGV driver's license.



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