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  • Driver Safety Training Options

    ​The National Safety Council has offered Defensive Driving Courses for over 50 years. We offer instructor-led classroom training, as well as online, self-study and packaged training courses.

  • Driver Safety Training Options


      • Classroom DDC Training: Taught by NSC-certified instructors at authorized DDC Training Centers, these courses are the hallmark of the NSC Defensive Driving Course program. (Also available: become a certified DDC Instructor and teach DDC at your facility to your employees.)
      • Online DDC Training: An intuitive and interactive experience, these courses require only a computer and internet connection.
      • Self-Study DDC Training: Ideal for a dispersed workforce, your employees can work at their own pace at a location of their choice. Courses use DVD and a student course guide. (Professional Truck Driver is one of several available course options.)
      • Packaged DDC Training: Get the materials you need to teach a Defensive Driving Course at your organization. DDC Instructor certification is not required. (Professional Truck Driver, Emergency Vehicle and Commercial Van Operator courses available.)
  • NSC Driver Safety Training Saves Lives


    ​The National Safety Council has trained over 70 million drivers with its Defensive Driving Courses. 

  • Driver Safety Training Options

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  • Defensive Driving Course (DDC) 4

    ​An interactive, four-hour course on skills and techniques to help drivers avoid collisions and violations.

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  • Specialty Vehicle Training

    ​Training for Emergency Vehicle and Van Drivers​

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  • Defensive Driving Course 8/6 (DDC 8/6)

    ​A comprehensive driver improvement program with a basic six-hour curriculum that you can expand to eight hours if required by your state or your specific training needs.

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  • Alive at 25

    ​This 4-hour course, which targets drivers ages 15-24, is highly interactive and focuses on the unique challenges faced by young adults and newly licensed drivers.

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  • Professional Truck Driver Training

    ​​Keep Your Fleet Safe and On the Road

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The National Safety Council eliminates preventable deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy.

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