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Maintain your driver accreditation

When a driver accreditation is granted, it’s ongoing and doesn’t have an expiry date. Driver accreditation will only ‘expire’ if it’s cancelled by us or surrendered by the driver.

This means the old Application to renew your driver accreditation form (renewal) that you may be used to receiving will no longer be issued.

Instead, to maintain your driver accreditation you will need to:

1. Pay the annual fee invoice that CPVV send you each year

2. Complete (and pass) the periodical medical assessment that CPVV requests from you every three years (or annually if certain medical conditions are present). More information on the medical assessment can be found here.

When you are required to pay an annual fee and complete a medical assessment, you will be mailed your combined invoice and medical assessment form approximately 90 days before it is due.

Some drivers are also required to provide relevant medical specialist report/s.

When you are only required to pay an annual fee, you will be emailed (primary method) or mailed (secondary method) your invoice approximately 30 days before it’s due.

The annual fee will be payable by the due date given on the individual invoice and by any payment option listed on the invoice. For details of current fees, see Fees and charges.

Honoured driver accreditation payment periods

Drivers who held a three-year accreditation, either newly issued before 2 July 2018 or renewed before 8 September 2018, will not have to pay an invoice or submit a medical assessment until that three year period concludes. For example, a driver with a:

  • three-year accreditation issued 29 June 2018 will not have to pay an invoice or submit a medical assessment until 29 June 2021
  • three-year accreditation maintained 1 September 2018 will not have to pay an invoice or submit a medical assessment until 1 September 2021.

From 2021 they will need to pay their driver accreditation fee annually.

All drivers who were issued accreditation from 2 July 2018 or maintained their accreditation from 8 September 2018 are required to pay an annual fee each year and to complete a medical assessment when ordinarily required (every 1 or 3 years).

COVID-19 update: annual fee invoices and medical assessments paused

CPVV appreciates the financial difficulties that many Victorians are facing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

To assist, we are temporarily pausing the issuance of driver accreditation annual fee invoices until further notice. This will not affect the status of your driver accreditation.

No refunds will be available for invoices already paid.

CPVV temporarily amended its medical assessment requirements for accredited drivers to minimise pressure on the Victorian health system during COVID-19.

These amendments will reduce pressure on the Victorian health system by freeing up over 25,000 GP and specialist appointments between now and November 2020, to combat the spread of COVID-19 and to promote social distancing protocols.

Accredited drivers are still required to report any changes to their medical condition that may affect their fitness to drive a CPV.

CPVV will issue communications when the annual fee and medical requirements are due to recommence.

Q: I just received my invoice; I have no work and I can’t pay for this right now.

A: Due to COVID-19 all annual fees are currently paused until further notice. Your driver accreditation has not been affected; your accreditation will not be cancelled for non-payment of the invoice.

Q: I just paid my invoice, will CPVV refund this payment?

A: No refunds are being provided for fees that have already been paid.

Q: The invoice I have just received contains a request for a medical assessment/specialist report. Am I still required to provide this?

A: CPVV temporarily paused the requirement for accredited drivers to provide a medical report (at annual or three-year intervals) until 30 November 2020. This will ideally be after the COVID-19 pandemic comes to an end.

Q: I am due to receive a combined invoice and medical assessment request, am I still required to provide CPVV with medical reports?

A: CPVV temporarily paused the requirement for accredited drivers to provide a medical report (at annual or three-year intervals) until 30 November 2020. This will ideally be after the COVID-19 pandemic comes to an end.