Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders Refresher
Scottish personal licence holders- how to apply for your refresher course
A personal licence holder in Scotland is required undergo refresher training within five years of the date of the original granting of their personal licence. This refresher training has been specified by the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005, and is not yet mandatory in England and Wales. Every personal licence holder must present a certificate of refresher training to their licensing board as evidence that they have passed the course, which is known as the Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders Refresher.
Course mandatory requirements:
A Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders Refresher course must provide a minimum of three hours training, followed by a 40 question exam. One hour is permitted for this exam, which must be sat under exam conditions, with a minimum pass rate of 28 out of 40.
The refresher course is designed to recap the licensing law covered in your original SCPLH course, as well as detail amendments and additions to Scottish licensing law, which are on-going to date.
Applying for the refresher course:
Online booking is available for the Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders Refresher course with Personal Licence Training.
When do I need to take my refresher course?
A refresher training qualification must be attained within five years of the original granting of your personal licence, and the training certificate must be presented to your licensing board- specifically, the licensing board that granted the personal licence. To provide some leeway, a licence holder is permitted a three month grace period from the fifth year expiry date to provide a certificate, although it is advisable to undertake training within the five year period.
Note that any personal licenses that were granted between 1st March 2008 and 1st September 2009 will be assumed granted on the 1st September 2009. Therefore, expiry dates will begin to be reached in Scotland from 1st September 2014 onwards.
Take the examples below:
Personal licence issued on 1 January 2010: expiry date 1 January 2015 (grace period to 1 April 2015).
Personal licence issued on 1 July 2011: expiry date 1 July 2016 (grace period to 1 October 2016).