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Go with the driving leader

National Safety Council is the premier provider of defensive driver training in the nation. More than 45 years ago, we were the first organization to offer driver improvement programs – and 67 million students later; we’re still setting the standard.

What sets NSC apart from other driver training providers?

  • Nationwide recognition. You'll find the same quality and course content anywhere across America.
  • Proven training techniques. Our courses are researched, designed and reviewed by leading safety experts, teaching practitioners and the International Advisory Committee for accuracy and quality.
  • Cutting edge updates. We frequently update course curriculum and teaching materials to reflect changes in traffic laws, automobile technologies and teaching techniques.
  • More training options. Whether you'd like to train your own drivers, send them to a course or have an instructor come to you, NSC gives you options. We also have several offerings available in Spanish.

Become a training center to teach others

Become an authorized instructor and training center to train your employees, your students or the general public life-saving defensive driving techniques. Click on the link above or call (800) 621-7619 before registering for the following instructor development courses.

DDC 8/6 Training MaterialsDefensive Driving Course 8/6 (DDC 8/6)

This 6- or 8-hour course should be part of every experienced driver's education. It develops accident avoidance behavior and safe driving practices. Teaching it to your drivers can significantly reduce the number of collisions and citations they experience. Available in Spanish.

Defensive Driving Course 4 (DDC 4)

This fast-paced 4-hour, driver improvement program is perfect for those who do not have time for an 8-hour course. It also makes an ideal refresher course. Available in Spanish.

DDC Attitudinal Dynamics of Driving (DDC ADD)

This 6- or 8-hour course is for repeat offenders and problem drivers, helping them ask questions, share opinions and join in non-threatening, non-judgmental discussions.

DDC Alive at 25

This 4-hour course for drivers and traffic violators ages 15-24 is highly interactive and focuses on the unique challenges faced by young adults and newly licensed drivers. Available in Spanish.

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Need help choosing which option is best for you?

Complete this form, send an e-mail to or call (800) 621-7619, and we'll be in touch with you soon.

Download Defensive Driving Course Grid for a quick glance at all our classroom, online and self study options.

State-certified driving programs

See if your state qualifies for drivers license point reduction, auto insurance discounts or remedial education and driver retraining programs. Go to state programs

DDC Catalog

NEW Defensive Driving Course Catalog

View now or request a printed copy today!

DDC Catalog

DDC Online

Our popular web-based defensive driving course - newly revised edition!

DDC Self Study

Flexible driver training your employees can take anywhere! Find self-study options

Professional truck driver training options

Choose from a variety of ways to keep your truck drivers safe. Find training options

Specialty Vehicle Training

Specialty vehicle training for your van drivers or emergency vehicle operators.

Teen Driving Courses

For students and parents - take a class, or start a program in your community.

Motorcycle Safety Online Program

Riders learn techniques and decision-making strategies for minimizing risk, adjusting attitude and crash avoidance measures. Register now

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