New Jersey

New Jersey Defensive Driving Course

  • NJ Motor Vehicle Commission approved
  • Reduce up to two points from your driver record
  • Three year mandatory insurance discount
  • Interactive learning and convenient bookmark features
  • Download and print your online completion certificate immediately
  • Free completion reporting to MVC for online completions
  • NSC has trained over 68,000,000 drivers since 1964


Register for NJ DDC Online Course


Course benefits to you include:

  • Two point reduction from the accumulated points you currently have on your license
  • You may qualify for a mandatory insurance rate reduction of up to 10% for 3 years. Contact your insurance agent for details

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Learn the concepts easily with engaging and interactive content. Take the whole course online from your personal computer and print your certificate right away!


When you take a course with the National Safety Council, you support our mission to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the roads through leadership, research, education and advocacy.

New Jersey Remedial Driver Programs

Coronavirus Update

Urgent: In an effort to ensure the health and wellbeing of our instructors and students due to current coronavirus concerns, the National Safety Council has canceled all classroom New Jersey Driver Improvement Program (DIP) and Probationary Driver Program (PDP) classes through April 30. If you were already enrolled in one of these classes through April 30, you should have received a call or email indicating the course cancellation. We are monitoring the situation closely and will begin teaching classroom courses again when it is safe to resume.


Driver Improvement Program - DIP


The Driver Improvement Program is a 4-hour classroom course offered in lieu of a 30-day suspension for drivers who accumulate 12 to 14 points in more than two years. More detailed information about the program is included in the Scheduled Suspension Notice that you will receive in the mail from the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission. If you have checked #2 on your Scheduled Suspension Notice and returned it to the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission along with your $75.00 administrative fee, please proceed with your online registration. Up to three points will be removed from your driving record if you successfully complete the program. Failure to complete this course will result in a 30-day suspension of your driving privileges. To have your driving privileges restored, you MUST pay a $100 restoration fee.


Per the regulations, Attitudinal Dynamics of Driving, DDC-ADD, from the National Safety Council is the ONLY course approved for the DIP. In the four-hour classroom DDC-ADD course, drivers will learn how choices they make while driving could result in serious financial, legal, and personal costs as well as how their attitude impacts on-the-road decision making. A plan is developed for making long-term driving behavior changes.


The fee for taking this classroom program is $75. There is an additional $75 fee due to the Motor Vehicle Commission as well.



Probationary Driver Program - PDP


Drivers that are issued a driver license permit for the first time are probationary drivers and will have to serve a two-year probationary period. While in the probationary period, drivers who are convicted of two or more moving violations with a total of four or more points, will receive a Fee Due Notice from the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission requiring the driver to enroll in the Probationary Driver Program to correct improper or dangerous driving practices. If you have returned your Fee Due Notice along with your $75.00 administrative fee to the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, please proceed with your online registration. Failure to complete this course will result in an indefinite suspension of your driving privileges. To have your driving privileges restored, you will be required to enroll in the Probationary Driver Program and also pay a $175 restoration fee to the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission.


Per the regulations, Alive at 25®, offered by the National Safety Council, is an approved course for the PDP. Alive at 25 is a highly interactive 4-hour classroom intervention program that zeroes in on drivers ages 16 to 25 — 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.


The fee for taking this classroom program is $75. There is an additional $75 fee due to the Motor Vehicle Commission as well.