NEW Defensive Driving Course 10th Edition

For Chapters and Distributors

The new NSC Defensive Driving 10th Edition Course will be available January 2019. The DDC 10th Edition replaces both DDC 4 and DDC 8/6 programs. The New DDC 10th Edition Instructor Resource Kit will include an Instructor Manual for a 4, 6 or 8-hour program, a Course Guide and a single USB Multimedia with English and Spanish (Spanish available after May 2019).

Following is more essential information about the soon-to-be-released New DDC 10th Edition program:

Update Aug. 7, 2018

The new NSC Defensive Driving 10th Edition Course pricing is now available. This pricing model is very similar to the Alive at 25 pricing.

Important: Effective January 2019, NSC DDC Course Guides will only be sold in multiples of 25. If you have any questions regarding pricing, please email your DDC Team at [email protected].



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Update July 9, 2018

  • The “transition period” is January to June, 2019; Instructor Manuals/Kits are deeply discounted during this time
  • DDC 4 and DDC 8/6 leases will be eliminated once a Training Center transitions to DDC 10th Edition. Note: Transitioning Training Centers must be current with all leases before transitioning in order to get the special transition pricing
  • Chapter pricing (January through June, 2019): 10 or more Kits with multimedia will be in the $325 range, 10 or more Kits without multimedia in the $275 range, workbook pricing is yet to-be-determined but close to Alive at 25 pricing
  • Pricing (post-transition): in the range of Alive at 25 pricing (final pricing to be announced in October)
  • Each Training Center/Chapter should transition during the transition period to take advantage of the transition pricing; we may or may not extend the Chapter transition period by a month or two
  • Training Centers can only purchase a full Instructor Resource Kit (including multimedia) for each active DDC 8/6 or DDC 4 lease they currently have (ie: if a training center has four active Instructors with two leases, they would purchase two full kits and two manuals)
  • Manuals-only will not be sold after the transition period. Training Centers that add a new Instructor (increasing their number of instructors) must purchase a new Instructor Resource Kit (includes multimedia). Training Centers that are replacing a terminated Instructor may reuse an existing Manual/Kit.
    IMPORTANT: Each Instructor must have their own kit/manual; sharing manuals/kits is not allowed.
  • At transition time, all active DDC 8/6 and DDC 4 Instructors that transition will be grandfathered into being DDC 10th Edition Instructors. NSC will have Instructor webinars available in January that will teach them about all facets of the new program.
  • A Chapter webinar will be offered in November that will detail all facets of the transition
  • NSC is not developing a classroom based IDC. An eLearning IDC will be required for all new Instructors joining after Oct. 1, 2018. NSC will not certify new DDC 8/6 or 4 Instructors after Sept. 30, 2018. Existing instructors as of the transition date are grandfathered into DDC 10th Edition.
  • There will be two separate Course Guides (one for 4-hour and one for 6/8-hour)
  • One 10th Edition Instructor Resource Kit will contain all the material needed to teach the 4, 6 and/or 8--hour programs.
  • Multimedia will no longer be available on CD or DVD.This older technology is being replaced with USB drives and, ultimately, cloud-based downloading. DDC 10th Edition multimedia will ONLY  be available on a USB drive and will contain all 4-hour, 6-hour and 8-hour programs.
  • Multimedia USBs will be English-only until April. After that, both English and Spanish will be contained on a single USB (no additional cost for multi-lingual).

Email [email protected] if you have any questions, and continue to check back from time to time. This page will be updated periodically between now and the start of the transition.

Thank you for your driver safety leadership in your communities.

– Your DDC Team