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Select from the following RMV-approved defensive driving courses for the state of Massachusetts. Register
today for the course you are mandated to take, and please read the class descriptions carefully.
Registering and/or completing the wrong class could result in a drivers license suspension.
The National Safety Council will not issue refunds if you have completed the wrong class.
For more information, visit the
Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles.
8-hour Driver Retraining Program
For drivers with 3 or more surchargeable events who are required to complete a classroom Driver Retraining Program.
You may register for the Driver Retraining Program by clicking on the Register now button above. Please refer to your letter
from the National Safety Council to determine which class you are required to complete.
Motorists who have received notification from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles that their driving privileges
are or will be suspended due to accumulated surchargeable events must complete the eight-hour Defensive Driving Course
- Attitudinal Dynamics of Driving - to avoid the suspension or to have their license reinstated.
For more information, contact NSC at (800) 215-1581 or
4-hour Defensive Driving Course: Alive at 25
For drivers with licenses suspended due to junior operator penalties
(learner’s permit or junior operator license).
Reasons for taking the Driver Attitudinal Retraining Course include:
full listing of violations and penalties.
Alive at 25 is a highly interactive 4-hour intervention program that zeroes in on drivers ages 16 to 24 — the group most
likely to be involved in a fatal collision. Alive at 25 uses workbook exercises, group discussions, role-playing and
short lectures to help keep young drivers safe on the road.
For more information, contact NSC at (866) 398-0864 or
4-hour Defensive Driving Course: SCARR
For drivers with licenses suspended due to junior operator penalties (learner’s permit or junior operator license) or for mature drivers who are being required to complete the course for MA District Court or the Registry of Motor Vehicles due to serious motor vehicle violations.
Reasons for taking the State Courts Against Road Rage (SCARR) Course include:
SCARR is intended to help students face the driving behaviors that required them to take the course and discuss how they
will change those behaviors. Participants walk away understanding the serious consequences involved with irresponsible
and dangerous driving.