Here is a list of the questions we are most often asked by DPO’s, currently working through the training scheme to become certified DP Operators. Please read through them and also the DP Operator Certificate 2.0 and the Logbook Guide (RH menu) as these will answer most of your questions about the DP Operator’s training scheme.
DP Frequently Asked Questions (please note that the courier prices listed in this document have since changed. An updated version of this document will be available shortly)
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The route to certification is set out in a flowchart in the pdf below:
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Please refer to the DP FAQs pdf on this page and also our Guidance Notes.