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We weren’t just the first Operator Retraining Program in Connecticut; we were the first national organization to offer driver improvement courses in America.
The National Safety Council’s four-hour Defensive Driving Course Connecticut (DDC-CT) is approved by the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles to satisfy the requirement to attend an Operator Retraining Program (ORP). Motorists must attend if they are:
Failure to attend a retraining class will result in suspension of the driver’s license. If the license is suspended, removal of the suspension will occur only after the DMV receives confirmation from the National Safety Council that you have completed the course.
Motorists are encouraged to complete the retraining class
at least two weeks prior to the effective date of suspension to allow for processing prior to the suspension date.If you do not complete the class prior to the effective date of suspension, you must also pay a restoration fee.
Motorists may also be required to attend due to other circumstances. Classes are available statewide.
Disclaimer – Online training is not approved by the CT Department of Motor Vehicles for the Operator Retraining Program.
Approved by the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles.
For more information about the CT Operator Retraining Program or to enroll in a class, please contact
program staff at (800) 210-6407 or
Office hours are 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday (EST).
NSC can make arrangements for the hearing impaired. For assistance, please contact us at the number above or call the TTY line (866)
Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles